22 December 1914 Russian soldiers in the trenches during the Battle of Sarikamish. Image courtesy IWM collection. The Battle of Sarikamish starts in the Caucasian mountains. Fighting between the Russian and Ottoman forces lasts until 17 January 1915. Fighting begins at Noyon, in northern France Newer >> << Older Comments are closed. This entry was posted on December 22nd, 2014.