100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Fe­bru­ary 3, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

DUR­ING the bat­tle in the North Sea on Jan­uary 24th, 1915, in which the Ger­man cruiser Blücher was sunk, pheas­ants in var­i­ous parts of Eng­land crowed and flew from their perches in alarm. They were prob­a­bly dis­turbed by move­ments of the branches and un­der­growth caused by air-waves spread­ing out from the scene of the bat­tle. The great ex­plo­sion in East Lon­don on Jan­uary 19th had sim­i­lar ef­fects over a wide area—how wide, I am now try­ing to as­cer­tain.—charles Dav­i­son

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