An isolated second-line Russian division finds itself in the path of the advance of the German 8th Army, which erroneously believes that the Germans are moving on the fortress of Osowiec to the south. Under German attack, the division disintegrates, and the advance continues.
|The Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes, February 7th to 18th, 1915.|
- For the past two months, Indian Expeditionary Force D has been consolidating its hold on Qurna and the Shatt al-Arab. Little enemy activity has been seen beyond the occasional armed demonstration by Ottomans, regarded as nothing more than nuisances. Over the past three days, Lord Hardinge, Viceroy of India, has been in the region, visiting Basra and touring the front line around Qurna. His presence is meant to reassure nearby wavering Arab tribes that the British are here to stay. As the Viceroy departs today, he is pleased with the balance of forces in the area, and is confident that IEF D does not need substantial reinforcement.