“Mud stops operations in Flanders. Snow stops operations in Italy.”
Intended attack on Passchendaele Ridge postponed due to mud.
Heavy rain turns approaches to Passchendaele Ridge into liquid mud. Up to 16 men needed to get casualties back to first aid posts.
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Ludendorff diverts 12 German divisions from their intended destination on the Italian Front to shore up Flanders front.
British merchant ship, Main (714 tonnes), sunk by submarine in Luce Bay, Scotland. #ww1 #ww1centenary #merchantnavy
2nd Army attack at Poelcappelle. Weather hampers artillery preparation. The attack is shambolic. Some troops march 8hrs to start positions.
British resume offensive at Ypres along a six mile front.
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British armed merchant steamer, SS Greldon (3321 tonnes), torpedoed by German submarine with loss of 28 lives. Off coast of Ireland. #ww1