1917, air raid, bombardment, civilian casualties, Dago, Denmark, Dunkirk, England, Estonia, food, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hiiumaa, HMS Orama, Imperial German Navy, Latvia, London, Mediterranean, merchant shipping, Netherlands, Norway, Operation Albion, prisoners of war, Riga, Royal Navy, Russia, sinking, Sweden, United States of America, Zeppelin
Germans capture Island of Dagö, Gulf of Riga; 1,200 prisoners claimed. Raid by 10 or more airships on London and north-east counties; one drifts over London with engines shut off and drops three bombs; 27 killed and 53 injured; on return journey many of the airships drift over France; four brought down and one believed lost in the Mediterranean. Dunkirk bombarded from the sea. Armed merchant cruiser, Orama, torpedoed and sunk; no casualties. United States announces no supplies to be sent to Holland or Scandinavia until full particulars asked for of consumption, production, and requirements of all commodities, especially foodstuffs, are supplied.