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Enemy attack on mile front between Bullecourt and Quéant; small British salient captured with about 500 yards of British November gains of 5,000 yards. General Allenby reports line advanced between Joppa and Jerusalem and Budrus and Sheikh Obeid Rahid, north of Midieh captured. Convoy of five neutral vessels and one British vessel with escort of two destroyers and four armed trawlers attacked by four German destroyers; H.M.S. Pellew disabled, H.M.S. Partridge and all the armed trawlers and merchant vessels sunk. Two steam trawlers and two neutral vessels sunk off the Tyne by German destroyers. Funchal, Madeira, shelled by German submarine. One of H.M. destroyers sunk after collision; two men drowned.