Diary June 27, 1917

Camel chasing a Hannover

Sopwith Camel chasing a Hannover

World War One Diary for Wednesday, June 27, 1917:

Air War

Western Front: First Sopwith Camel aerial victory of Royal Flying Corps (with No 70 Squadron first RFC unit to receive fighter, 3 more squadrons receive it July).

Western Front

Flanders: German ‘Long Max’ 15-inch gun at Luegenboom fires 55 shells at Dunkirk (24­ mile range).

Middle East

Egypt: General Allenby becomes C-in-C EEF replacing Murray at Cairo.

Sea War

Biscay: French cruiser Kleber (42 lives lost) sunk off Brest by mines from UC-61.

Call of War
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