Memo from Sir J French advocates offensive to recapture Ostend and Zeebrugge (under development as U-boat bases) but plan rejected by January 28 despite his visit in London on January 12-13.
Alsace: French gains near Cernay and at Steinbach.
Artois: French gains near Arras.
Argonne: German attack on Boureuilles.
Serbia: Austrians occupy Ada Tsiganlia island near Belgrade.
Belgium: Cardinal Mercier arrested for pastoral letter about German cruelty.
France: Revised contraband list issued.
Britain: Day of intercession for victory.
Fisher to Churchill: ‘I consider the attack on Turkey holds the field, but only if it’s immediate’.