British War Council memo to Field Marshal French to consider possibility of stalemate and eventuality of seeking decision in fresh theatre.
Aisne: Germans shell Soissons Cathedral and counter-attack unsuccessfully near city.
Britain: British reply to US note of December 26, 1914 published (sent on January 7): Copper reaching Germany via neutrals; limited rubber exports to USA granted.
Austria: Foreign MInister Berchtold diary after audience ‘Emperor [Francis Joseph] again complains greatly about the Germans …’.
Germany: Falkenhayn attends gas shell tests southeast of Cologne.
Britain: King and Queen visit Indian wounded at Brighton (1st Indian Victoria Cross bestowed on January 26).