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17th December 1914 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



17th December 1914

On this day:


  • 2nd Life Guards Training   The War Diary of the 2 Life Guards records: Continuation of training for active operations.

  • First flight of Zeppelin LZ33    Zeppelin LZ33 (L8) an M Class craft undertook its first flight on the 17th December 1914. It was used for reconnaissance missions along the Western Front. It was brought down by Anti Aircraft fire at Tirlemont on the 5th March 1915. The crew of 21 were all killed.

  • 17th Dec 1914 Under Shellfire

  • 17th Dec 1914 Under Shellfire





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. Samuel Little. Royal Engineers 1st/2nd Durham Fortress Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Minks. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Mark Steward. Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion

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