May 24, 1918

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Government issue document showing active connexion between leaders of Sinn Fein movement and Germans; a second rising planned in 1917, but fell through, as Germany declined military help; last month Government obtained information of a plan for landing munitions from submarines and a new rising to follow German offensive in West.

May 23, 1918

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British armed mercantile cruiser Moldavia torpedoed and sunk; 56 American troops killed by explosion. Mr. Lloyd George at Edinburgh; Allies sinking more submarines than the enemy can build and building merchant ships faster than Germans can sink them.

May 22, 1918

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British air raid on Liége railway junctions. German air raid on Paris by about 30 machines, only one of which gets through defences; 1 killed, 12 injured. Air raids on Zeebrugge; a German destroyer in the harbour sunk by a bomb. General Edwards in contact with Von Lettow Vorbeck‘s forces between Nanungu and Mahua and drives him westwards.

May 21, 1918

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Announced that since opening of German offensive on March 21, 1,000 German aeroplanes destroyed or driven down. British air raid on Mannheim. Two squadrons of Gothas try to raid Paris; three people killed; a raider brought down. Announced British troops occupied Fathah, 45 miles above Tekrit, on the Tigris.

May 20, 1918

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French operation east and north-east of Locre; they reach their objectives on a front of 2½ miles and take over 400 prisoners. Successful British local operation north-west of Merville; 30 prisoners taken.

May 19, 1918

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Italian storming party capture advanced positions at Capo Sile, north-east corner of Venetian lagoons. Great air raid on London in which some of new large Gothas participate; 44 killed and 179 injured in London; five raiders destroyed and believed two others fall in flames into the sea. German airmen bomb large group of British hospitals at Etaples, far outside battle area in France; 300 casualties. Nanungu, German headquarters in Mozambique, occupied by General Edwards.

May 18, 1918

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Australians capture post west of Morlancourt and later raid Ville-sur-Ancre, north-west of Morlancourt; 381 prisoners. First daylight raid by British airmen on Cologne; all return safely. German submarine U39 damaged by bombs from French seaplane, towed into Cartagena harbour by another U-boat and interned.

May 17, 1918

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Franco-Italian troops advance 12 miles on a 16-mile front west of Koritza in district bounded by Osun and Devoli rivers, Albania. German-Irish plot discovered; 150 arrests of Sinn Feiners, including de Valera, Count Plunkett, Countess Markievicz, Arthur Griffith, and other leaders.