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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft
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  • Keighley News, 26th January 1918
Sources

Keighley News Archive (accessed via Bradford Libraries website)

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  • Keighley News, 19th January 1918

18th January – More than 200,000 workers join a general strike in Budapest, part of a larger spread of unrest and workers strikes across the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The main cause of these strikes was, as had happened in April 1917, a severe cut in the flour ration, due to decreasing imports from Hungary and Romania. The general strikes lasted for about a week, and only ended when the government granted significant concessions, mainly in the distribution of food, the de-militarisation of factories, and a promise that the ongoing peace negotiations with Russia at Brest-Litovsk would not be derailed by Austrian delegates making unreasonable demands of Russian territory.

Sources

Gilbert, M. First World War

Keighley News Archive (accessed via Bradford Libraries website)

Ludwig Carsten, F. War Against War: British and German Radical Movements in the First World War

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14th January – For the third time in the war, German destroyers bombard Great Yarmouth – however, unlike the previous ineffective attacks, the shelling on the fourteenth of January killed four civilians. Despite the previous attacks, Great Yarmouth was effectively undefended – the only defences were two naval guns mounted on a train that patrolled the east coast, which were nowhere near Great Yarmouth at the time of the attack (and did not fire a shot in anger for the entire war).

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Sources

Gilbert, M. First World War

Keighley News Archive (accessed via Bradford Libraries website)