World War One Diary for Wednesday, June 27, 1917:
Western Front: First Sopwith Camel aerial victory of Royal Flying Corps (with No 70 Squadron first RFC unit to receive fighter, 3 more squadrons receive it July).
Flanders: German ‘Long Max’ 15-inch gun at Luegenboom fires 55 shells at Dunkirk (24 mile range).
Egypt: General Allenby becomes C-in-C EEF replacing Murray at Cairo.
Biscay: French cruiser Kleber (42 lives lost) sunk off Brest by mines from UC-61.