Diary October 29, 1916

Fire-ready gun of a German submarine

Fire-ready gun of a German submarine. Unpleasant encounters with armed merchant ships, escorts and Q-ships traps force the submarine commanders more and more to underwater attack with torpedoes.

World War One Diary for Sunday, October 29, 1916:

Sea War

Aegean: U-boat torpedoes Greek volunteer transport Angeliki.
North Sea: 2 RNAS seaplanes reconnaissance Schillig Roads from carrier Vindex but fail to find boom; no CMB attack carried out.
Britain: Jellicoe warns of ‘…serious danger that our losses in merchant ships … may by the early summer of 1917 have such a serious effect … as to force us into accepting peace terms’.

Western Front

Battle of the Somme: Allies capture Dewdrop and Hazy trenches.

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