Diary June 26, 1918

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Women harvesting the potato crop in place of their menfolk who had gone to the front.
World War One Diary for Wednesday, June 26, 1918:

Home Fronts

Britain: London Labour Conference (until June 28) ends political truce. Prime Minister appeals to women to help harvest.
USA: Sugar rationing, 3lb per head per month (reduced to 2lb on July 26).
Germany: Ludendorff angrily rejects Colonel Thaer’s idea that he be Chancellor or dictator.

Sea War

North Sea: British Harwich shore­-controlled minefield sinks UC-11.

Air War

Germany: 11 of 20 DHs (1 DH4, 2 DH9s lost) attack factories and railways at Karlsruhe; a DH9 of No 104 Squadron loses its way, violates Swiss border and is brought down by anti-aircraft fire (crew interned). 3 Handley Pages bomb Mannheim, Saarbruecken and Boulay airfields (night June 26-27).

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