25 March 1915
- Otto Liman von Sanders assumes command of the Ottoman 5th Army in the Dardanelles. He has at his disposal some 84,000 well-equipped soldiers in six divisions. He would later be credited with overseeing the failure of the Allied army’s attempt to land at the Dardanelles.
- The Dutch steamer Medea is captured and sunk by the German submarine U-28 shelled and sunk in the English Channel off East Sussex. Her crew is rescued by HMS Teviot of the Royal British Navy.
- Indian forces consolidate their position in Egypt, securing the Suez Canal route; Indian Expeditionary Force “F” is absorbed into Indian Expeditionary Force “E”
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