Diary January 27, 1917

U-boat takes ammunition on board
Arming at sea – a U-boat takes ammunition on board.
World War One Diary for Saturday, January 27, 1917:

Sea War

Germany: U-boat leader Bauer orders his commanders ‘… unrestricted U-boat warfare is to force England to make peace and thereby decide the whole war. Energetic action is required and above all rapidity of action … expend only one torpedo on each ship stopped …’. Dover Straits route now compulsory to maximize time on station.

Western Front

Somme: British take position near Le Transloy and capture 350­ strong garrison.


Japan: Government asks Britain to approve her assuming German rights in China (done February 16).

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