1918, Action of Berukin, Armentieres, Bailleul, Battle of Messines, Battle of the Lys, Belgium, Bethune, British Empire, Edward Northey, Estaires, evacuation, France, German Empire, Germany, Ghoraniyeh, Great Britain, Hollebeke, Jordan, Lawe, Lys, Merville, Messines, Mozambique, Nablus, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Ploegsteert, Portuguese East Africa, Portuguese Empire, prisoners of war, Shechem, Steenwerck, Turkey, weapons, Wytschaete
Second German attack on Messines Ridge heavily defeated on the front Wytschaete-Hollebeke; in the centre enemy push on from the Lys towards Bailleul, Armentières being evacuated, where Germans report capture of garrison of 3,000 men; British forced back at Estaires and Steenwerck, and behind the Lys, surrendering Merville, and give ground in the Ploegsteert region; in the south German attempt to force the Lawe, covering Béthune, heavily defeated; Germans claim 20,000 prisoners and over 200 guns in the northern battle to date. Turkish attacks near Ghoraniyeh bridge east of the Jordan and near Shechem road repulsed. One of General Northey‘s columns heavily engaged with the Germans north-east of Mozambique; severe enemy losses.
1918, Action of Berukin, Armentieres, Bac St Maur, Battle of Estaires, Battle of Messines, Battle of the Lys, Belgium, bombardment, Estaires, Flanders, France, Germany, Great Britain, Imperial German Navy, Joppa, Lawe, Lestrem, Liberia, Lys, Messines, Monrovia, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Ploegsteert, prisoners of war, submarine, weapons
Fighting spreads to Messines Ridge; British pressed back to top of ridge and to Ploegsteert in the south; in the Armentières sector enemy crosses the Lys between Estaires and Bac St. Maur; he also crosses the Lawe at Lestrem, but is driven back; 6,000 prisoners and 100 guns claimed. Turkish offensive in Palestine north-east of Joppa; initial success negatived and our line advanced at several points. U-boat bombards Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.