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Diary April 17, 1918

Specially-prepared positions for Vickers machine-gun teams
Specially-prepared positions for Vickers machine-gun teams soemwhere among the Flanderns battlefields.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, April 17, 1918:

Western Front

Germany: Ludendorff orders Aisne attack preparations by German Crown Prince.
Flanders: German offensive renewed but without decisive effect; Wytschaete and Meteren captured.
First Battle of Kemmel Ridge (until April 19): Belgians take 700 PoWs and 42 MGs northwest of Dixmude.
Somme: Heaνy German mustard gas attack on Villers-Bretonneux.

Sea War

North Sea: Dover Patrol monitors Erebus and Terror shell Ostend.
North Atlantic: 4 Royal Navy drifters sink coastal submarine UΒ-82 in Northern Channel.
Adriatic: ­Italian submarine Η5 sunk in error by HM Submarine Η1.

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