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Diary January 4, 1918

U-boat is leaving the base
A German U-boat is leaving the base.
World War One Diary for Friday, January 4, 1918:

Sea War

Bristol Channel: British hospital ship Rewa (4 lives lost) from Mediterranean sunk by U-55.
North Sea: RNAS aircraft raid Ghistelles airfield near Ghent.
Flanders: U­-boat Flotilla has 29 boats (loses 24 subs in 1918).

Eastern Front

France and Sweden recognize Finland’s independence (Norway and Denmark on January 10).

Middle East

Palestine: Allenby telegram insists on consolidation and capturing Jericho as EEF advances another mile north of Jerusalem. Britain notifies Hussein that Palestine must have special regime.

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