13th December 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in the Bronx – Ralph DiGia, “World War 2 conscientious objector, lifelong pacifist and social justice activist, and staffer for 52 years at the War Resisters League” [Wikipedia].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_DiGia

~ at Moama, New South Wales, Alexander Noel Constantine, survivor of the Battle of Britain, shot down and killed in Indonesia in 1947 by Dutch counter-insurgent P-40 Kittyhawks while he was flying an Indian transport plane (C-47 Dakota) carrying medicines donated by the Malayan Red Cross.

http://www.bbm.org.uk/Constantine.htm

War!

War at Sea: A British submarine (B11) penetrates the Dardanelle Straits and destroys the Turkish (British built) Battleship “Mesudiye”, killing 37,  before escaping back into the open waters of the Northern Aegean [Burg & Purcell].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_ironclad_Mesudiye

http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environment/submarines/screen/holbrook_b11.html

 

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