1917, Ancre, bombardment, British Empire, Broadstairs, civilian casualties, England, English Channel, France, Germany, Great Britain, Imperial German Navy, Iraq, Irles, Kent, Kut, Margate, Miraumont, Ottoman Empire, Pys, RMS Laconia, Royal Navy, Second Battle of Kut, Serre, sinking, SM U-50, submarine, Turkey, United States of America, Warlencourt
German retirement on the Ancre to a depth of two to three miles on an 11-mile front; British take Serre, Miraumont, Pys, and Warlencourt and advance towards Irles. British pursuit 15 miles west of Kut. German destroyer raid; Broadstairs and Margate bombarded; two deaths but no material damage; British destroyer engages enemy destroyers in Channel. Cunard liner Laconia torpedoed; a few deaths, including some Americans.