Diary November 27, 1916

Two Zeppelins destrroyed

‘Two Zeppelins destrroyed’ in the British headlines.

World War One Diary for Monday, November 27, 1916:

Air War

Britain: 7 of 10 Zeppelins raid Northern England, drop 206 bombs (41 civilian casualties), but 2 Zeppelins lost to 40 defence sorties (record so far). Second Lieutenant V Pyott of No 36 Squadron RFC in BE2 shoots down L34 (Dietrich) off Hartlepool with 71 rounds mixed incendiary/ball ammunition from his Lewis gun, 20 crew all killed (night November 27-28). RNAS Flt Sub-Lts E Cadbury and E Pulling shoot down L21 (Frankenberg) after chase to 8 miles off Lowestoft.

Eastern Front

Rumania: Falkenhayn’s Alpenkorps captures Curtea de Arges and 41st Division Slatina on river Aluta. Bulgarian troops of Mackensen take Giurgevo on Danube.

Neutrals

USA: Federal Reserve Bank cautions member banks against further buying of belligerents’ war bonds.

Politics

Britain: Anglo-French­-Italian wheat Executive formed in London.

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