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Men of HMAS Encounter on board the damaged German raider SMS Seeadler. HMAS Encounter is in the background, 1917. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

  • Australian battle cruiser HMAS Encounter destroys the guns on the wreck of the German raider SMS Seeadler off the island of Mopelia in French Polynesia
  • British and French troops arrive in Italy in an attempt to reduce the number of Austrian victories