Diary January 14, 1917

Q ships

Q-ships are posing as unarmed merchantmen and shelling unwary U-boats with their concealed guns.

World War One Diary for Sunday, January 14, 1917:

Sea War

Channel: Q-ship Penshurst makes her second kill, coastal submarine UB-37.
North Sea: Beatty concen­trates Grand Fleet for wide sweep and exercises especially in night shooting.

Eastern Front

Russian Army now 6,900,000 men strong.
Rumania: Falkenhayn repulsed northeast of Focsani (January 13-14), but takes Nanesti on January 19 and Fundeni on January 20.

Occupied countries

Poland: ­Provisional Council of State first meets; Prince Niemoyovski appointed Regent by Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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