War Diary October 1917

War Norfolk
Battle of Caporetto

Austro-Hungarian and German soldiers break through the Italian lines in the Isonzo region and force a retreat of 90 miles. 300,000 Italian prisoners are taken. Fighting carries on until 10 November.

Soldiers Caught Robbing Canteen Stores

Two army drivers plead guilty at Norwich Guildhall to stealing cigarettes and chocolate worth £3. 6s. 10d. from a warehouse at 37 Surrey Street which was the property of the Soldiers and Sailors Canteen Committee.

Last Zeppelin Raid on London

The last German airship raid on London takes place on 19th October. Raids on the rest of the UK continued until August 1918.

Blackout Breached

A greengrocer from Cromer was reported, and subsequently fined 10s for failing to obscure light from her house after it was found she had been given two previous warnings.


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