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German attack at Verdun wins the village of Haucourt; attack against Béthincourt fails. Turkish positions at Umm el Hannah, 20 miles from Kut, carried by General Gorringe; Turks retire to the Falahiyah and Sanna-i-Yat positions; the Falahiyah position carried. Anglo-French squadron sinks a German submarine; crew taken prisoners. Three Zeppelins raid the North-East coast; one apparently hit by gunfire; nine casualties.

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