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Wednesday 12 December 1917 We Lost 569

HMS Partridge (Lieutenant Commander Reginald Hugh Ransome killed at age 31) is sunk by German destroyers in the North Sea while escorting a convoy of 6 merchant ships from Lerwick to Norway.  267 more words


Monday 10 December 1917 We Lost 419

British troops capture German outposts near Boursies, Cambrai.

Lloyd George speaks to the House of Commons to announce the capture of Jerusalem.

The first postmark slogan is stamped on envelopes in Britain it states “Buy British War Bonds Now”. 130 more words

Merchant Navy

Friday 7 December 1917 We Lost 461

By today all the British gains are abandoned except for a portion of the Hindenburg line around Havrincourt, Ribécourt and Flesquières.

The steamship S S Earl of Elgin (Master James Leslie) is sunk by a submarine 10 miles west from the Carnarvon bay Light Vessel. 203 more words


Thursday 6 December 1917 We Lost 671

The Norwegian ship S S Imo is steaming alone exiting Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor and has ‘Belgium Relief’ written on her sides to emphasize her ‘neutrality’ to U-boats, as she is on her way to New York to load relief supplies for Belgium.  1,636 more words

Royal Flying Corps

Wednesday 5 December 1917 We Lost 660

Two British air raids are carried out against Germany. The large railway junction and sidings at Zweibrucken and the works at Saarbrucken are bombed.

The armed steamship S S Aijburth (Master W B Geddes) is sunk by a submarine two miles northeast from South Cheek, Robin Hood Bay.  388 more words


Monday 3 December 1917 We Lost 1,344

The British gain ground south-west of Polygon Wood (Ypres) while withdrawing at La Vacquerie and east of Marcoing. The Germans exchange this territorial loss for a sweep of land to the south of Welsh ridge… 440 more words


Sunday 2 December 1917 We Lost 1,364

The enemy attempt in vain to recover high ground about La Vacquerie while further fighting takes place north of Passchendaele.

There is intensive artillery action on the Asiago Plateau. 413 more words