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29 January 1915

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  • The German submarine U21 opens fire on British airship sheds on Walney Island, off the west coast of England. The rounds fall well short of their intended target and the submarine is driven off by shore batteries. This is the first-known operation of German submarines in the Irish Sea.
  • German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads his platoon in a daring mission, capturing four French blockhouses and successfully defeating a counter attack. He is awarded an Iron Cross for his bravery.