Casualties from air raids continue to rise
London, 13 August 1917 - New information shows that the number of casualties from air raids since the start of the war has now reached 691 dead, with a further 11,819 injured.
There have been 66 air raids on the British coast since the war began, the latest coming yesterday when, at 5.15pm, a squadron of 20 enemy aeroplanes was reported off Felixstowe. The squadron then divided, one part heading south towards Margate and the other heading in the direction of Southend. Bombs were dropped on both towns and on surrounding areas.
At present, eight men, nine women and six children have been reported killed in yesterday’s attacks, with at least 50 injured.
[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]