On this day in Yorkshire 1918

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Zeppelin Destroyed in a Sea Fight

A reconnoitring cruise by British light naval forces and aircraft off the Frisian Islands on Sunday led to a lively fight.

A strong attack was made by about 20 German airplanes and a Zeppelin, and six of our motor boats failed to return.

On the other hand, our airplanes brought the German airship down in flames seven miles north of the Dutch island of Ameland, one of the most westerly of the Frisian archipelago, and the whole of its crew seem to have perished.

From Dutch telegrams it would appear that our flotilla consisted of motor boats only, and the latest information from Holland is that probablv two were sunk.

Link formed Across the Somme

Yesterday evening the enemy again attacked our positions south of Lihons, and was repulsed.

As the result of a successful operation carried out by us immediately south of the Somme we captured over 200 prisoners, and linked up our positions east of Mericourt with our line east of Etinehem on the north bank of the river.

On the right of the 4th British Army, our Allies made progress yesterday afternoon in the direction of Roye, capturing the villages of Armancourt and Tilloloy.

On the Northern portion of the British front we have effected local improvements in our line east of Robecq and between Vieux Berquin and Merris.

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