1917, Al Hay, bombardment, civilian casualties, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hai, Hulluch, Imperial German Navy, Iraq, Ireland, Kut, mines, Ottoman Empire, Second Battle of Kut, sinking, SS Laurentic, submarine, Suffolk, trenches, Turkey, Verdun
British raids at Hulluch. Heavy German attack at Verdun repulsed. British attack on Turkish trenches south-west of Kut and west of the Hai; 1,100 yards of first line and considerable second line trench gained, but not all held. German vessel fires a few shells at the Suffolk coast; no casualties. British auxiliary cruiser Laurentic sunk off Irish coast by submarine or mine.