Diary June 13, 1918

Italian trench newspaper 'La Chirba'.

Italian trench newspaper ‘La Chirba’.

World War One Diary for Thursday, June 13, 1918:

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Preliminary Austrian diversionary attack by 2 divisions (‘Avalanche Action’) in Tonale Pass (Trentino, west of Lake Garda) fails by early afternoon.

Sea War

Bristol Channel: U-boat sinks AMC HMS Patia.
North Sea: Cruiser Conquest mined off Harwich but towed to Sheerness. Sister ship Centaur mined in Heligoland Bight but steams 250 miles stern first to reach Humber (June 14-15).

Air War

Germany – Air battle over Trier: 2 fighters shot down by DH4s (1 shot down) of No 55 Squadron; direct hit on iron foundry.

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