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H.M.S. Ariel rams and sinks German submarine U.12 and rescues 10 of the crew of 28. In the La Bassée region the British attacked at 8 a.m. and (quoting Sir John French‘s dispatch) “Before noon we had captured the whole of the village of Neuve Chapelle, and our infantry at once proceeded to confirm and extend the local advantage gained. By dusk the whole labyrinth of trenches on a front of about 4,000 yards was in our hands, and we had established ourselves about 1,200 yards beyond the enemy’s advanced trenches. The number of German prisoners captured and brought in during the day was 750.”

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