Diary September 27, 1917

Stretcher-bearers in mud of Ypres
Stretcher-bearers carry a wounded soldier through the mud of Ypres which reaches their knees.
World War One Diary for Thursday, September 27, 1917:

Western Front

Flanders: British repulse 7 counter-attacks east of Ypres; 5th Australian Division completes recapture of Polygon Wood.


East Africa – Kilwa Force action at Nahungu Hill (until September 28): another 3 column assault met by dusk counter-attack cover to German retreat; hospital and food store aban­doned.

Sea War

Baltic – First air-dropped mining success: Russian destroyer Okhotnik sinks on German aircraft-laid mine (one of 70 since July 1 ) off Zerel (Oesel island).
Britain: Order-in­-Council improves Royal Navy pay and pensions, abolishes ‘hospital stoppages’.

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