Diary August 12, 1917

Ex-Tsar Nicholas on the way to Siberia

Ex-Tsar Nicholas on the way to Siberia, where the Provisional Government sent him and his family.

World War One Diary for Sunday, August 12, 1917:

Home Fronts

Russia: Ex-Tsar with family moved to Abalak Monastery, Tobolsk, Siberia.

Sea War

North Sea: Destroyer HMS Oracle rams and sinks U-44 off South Norway coast.
Biscay: 2 French destroyers escort in first Brest-bound US troop convoy.

Air War

Britain: 11 (13 sent) Gotha bombers (1 shot down by RNAS, 3 crash) attack Southend with 21t bombs. 139 defence sorties (Gotha shot down by RNAS Pup Flight pilot Sub-Lieutenant H S Kerby), 44 civilian casualties, 3 service casualties.

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