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13th March 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



13th March 1918

On this day:


  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   Another raid was attempted, but only one of the three airships reached England, bombing Hartlepool. The bombs people killed eight people and an RFC pilot was killed when he flew into Pontop Pike near Dipton, County Durham.

    2Lt E C Morris and 2Lt R D Lindford, 36 Squadron flying FE2d A6422 took off in pursuit of Zeppelin L42 as it flew over Hartlepool and chased the airship for 40 miles out to sea, but were unable to get close enough to fire at it.

  • 13th Mar 1918 Under Shellfire

  • Range Practice   18th DLI report from Magnicourt "Firing on Bajus range. Coy training."

  • 13th Mar 1918 London Food





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  • Pte. William Scott Cobby. Hampshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Harold Edward James Lodge. 19th Btn. Read their Story.

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