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Australian soldiers swimming in and sunbathing beside the Suez Canal c1916. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

  • One person is killed and two are injured as a single German Albatros C VII aircraft drops several bombs over London
  • Franco-Venizelist forces near Gevgeli on the Southern Front repulse a Bulgar counter-attack
  • The Leader declares:

These words cut deep and keenly,
Like the surgeon’s knife:
“I’d sooner be a soldier’s widow
Than a slacker’s wife.”