Air raids on London and blows to the Turks
Seven groups of aeroplanes made “determined and repeated attacks” on London on Wednesday night and early on Thursday morning.
Very few of the raiders, however, succeeded in penetrating the defences. The material damage done was “very slight”. Eight persons were killed and 21 injured.
The raid was the most determined and prolonged, most noisy and least injurious, that London has yet undergone.
It was not unexpected, for the conditions were ideal from the invaders’ point of view, the clouds being sufficient to provide concealment. The warning was received with the greatest calmness.
By the great majority of the community these raids have come to be regarded as more of a nuisance than a danger.
In one district a bomb struck a small house killing five of the occupants. A woman and child who sought refuge below the kitchen table, were rescued alive on Thursday morning. Gaza has been captured by the British. No details are yet to be had of this serious blow to the Turks, but General Allenby gives particulars of important successes of our troops operating at other parts of the Turkish front.
While General Allenby is forcing the Turks backwards in Palestine, General Maude is driving them further up the Tigres.
Tekrit , 118 miles north-west of Bagdad, has been occupied by British troops.