Diary August 17, 1917

Zeppelin L58
Zepplein L58 belongs to the newest generation of German airships, which are completed from August 1917 onwards.
World War One Diary for Friday, August 17, 1917:

Air War

Germany: Kaiser decides Navy will be limited to 25 Zeppelins and only build replacements every 2 months instead of 2 per month.
Macedonia­: Anglo-French aircraft bomb various targets (until August 20) despite high winds.

Western Front

Ypres: French success east of Bixschoote.


Britain: Balfour speech on Balkans. Ramsay Macdonald letter to president Wilson and Colonel House says US neutrality would have been better for peace.

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