Mine sweeper H.M.S. Primula torpedoed and sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean.
1916, aeroplanes, air raid, Battle of Verdun, civilian casualties, England, France, French Navy, Germany, Great Britain, HMS Alcantara, Imperial German Navy, Kent, Manheulles, Margate, Mediterranean, North Sea, Poivre ridge, Royal Navy, seaplanes, sinking, SM U-35, SMS Greif, SS La Provence, submarine, Verdun
The report for February 29, 1916 was updated in the April 1, 1916 edition of the Diary of the War:
Germans entrenching on the Poivre ridge, north of Verdun; lull in the fighting. Engagement between H.M. armed merchant cruiser Alcantara and German raider Greif, in the North Sea; the Greif sunk by gunfire, the Alcantara torpedoed. German seaplane raid on South-East Coast; one child killed; the seaplane falls into the sea on the return journey and is picked up by the French.