1915, Allies, Belgium, Boulogne, British Army, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Commander-in-Chief, economy, England, English Channel, finance, Flanders, Folkestone, France, Great Britain, Imperial German Navy, Ireland, Irish Sea, Kent, Lloyd George, merchant shipping, North Sea, Royal Navy, Russia, Sir John French, submarine, Ypres
A German submarine attacks the Folkestone–Boulogne cross-Channel passenger boat at night. The torpedo passed 30 yards ahead of the boat. The Admiralty issue an order restricting navigation in the Irish Channel by the proclamation of a prohibited area in which navigation is forbidden to all ships and vessels of every nationality. Sir John French reports that the enemy is still showing considerable activity in the neighbourhood of Ypres. In the House of Commons Mr. Lloyd George speaks on the financial relations between Great Britain and her Allies. Our resources, he said, were enormous, and in this struggle that was what primarily mattered. Two wrecked German airmen picked up in the North Sea by British trawler.