1917, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Hill 70, Battle of Langemarck, Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, British Prime Minister, Flanders, Focsani, food, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hill 70, Imperial German Navy, Langemarck, Lens, Lloyd George, mines, North Sea, Ocna, prisoners of war, Romania, Royal Navy, Slanic, Steenbeek, submarine, Susitza, Ypres
British attack south-east and east of Ypres, from Glencorse Wood to Langemarck; Langemarck taken and 1,800 prisoners; French cross the Steenbeek. Furious German counter-attacks at Lens beaten back. Enemy attacks near Ocna in region of Slanic, in the Susitza Valley and in the Focsani area repulsed by Rumanians. Destroyer action in the German Bight; German destroyer and two minesweepers badly damaged. Prime Minister’s statement on the war position; figures of increased construction of ships, decreased losses by submarine and decreased food consumption given.