Diary June 11, 1917

wounded British soldier receives medical treatment

A wounded British soldier receives medical treatment in Palestine.

World War One Diary for Monday, June 11, 1917:

Middle East

Palestine: Murray told he will be replaced (leaves on June 16). British 52nd Division trench raid causes over 62 Turk casualties near Gaza.

Southern Fronts

Trentino: Austrians reinforce front line until June 13 and send 4 battalions forward for counter-attack on June 15.

Sea War

Channel: British drifter destroys 2 German seaplanes.
Eastern Mediterranean: Austrian U-27 torpedoes Japanese destroyer Sakaki (68 die) off Crete, ship saved and repaired.
Baltic­: Russian submarine Lvitsa sunk off Gotland (probably by mine), sister Pantera damaged by Zeppelin on June 14 and forced back to base.

Politics

USA: President Wilson’s message to Russia published: no people to be ‘forced under a sovereignty under which it does not wish to live’.
Santo Domingo: Government severs relations with Germany (Haiti follows on June 15).

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