Diary February 11, 1917

D.F.W. Type C.V

D.F.W. Type C.V reconnaissance, photographic patrol and artillery observation biplane which was highly successful until the war’s end.

World War One Diary for Sunday, February 11, 1917:

Air War

Western Front – First successful night aircraft vs aircraft combat: Germans Peter and Frohwein in DFW CV destroy 2 French bombers on landing approach to Malzeville (night February 11-12).

African Fronts

East Africa: Kraut attacks British outposts at Johannesbruecke and Nyamasi on Songea-Lake Nyasa supply line to cover his retreat towards Portuguese frontier.
Ethiopia: Judith (Zawditu) crowned Empress in Addis Ababa (Central Powers represents not invited).

Politics

Germany: Government attempts to re-open talks with USA via Swiss Minister. Wilson declines on February 13 unless February 1 (unrestricted U-boat warfare) measure lifted.

Secret War

France: Prince Sixtus meets Jules Cambon for Austrian peace offer and returns to Switzerland, meeting Emperor’s envoy Cont Erdody at Neuchatel (February 13 and 21).

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