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  • Day 940 of the war
  • Prime Minister William ‘Billy’ Hughes delivers his policy speech regarding the new Nationalist Party to the House of Representatives. Commonwealth War Ministry
  • Allied forces on the Western Front repulse enemy raids east of Vermelles and south of Neuve Chapelle
  • British troops take enemy trench and 30 prisoners north of Gueudecourt
  • Commander-in-Chief of British and Indian Forces in Mesopotamia, Sir Frederick Maude launches a fresh attack Sannaiyat, capturing two lines of enemy trenches
  • German submarine SM U-21 attacks eight Dutch and one Norwegian ship off the Isles of Scilly, despite having been granted a guarantee of safety by the German government. Attack On Seven Neutral Dutch Merchant Vessels

SM U-21 loading a torpedo during World War I. Image in public domain.