Below in an excerpt taken from Mersea Island Tales

100 YEARS AGO TODAY

WAR DIARY MAIN EVENTS MAY 1918

Follow our diary through the war years as part of our commemoration of the First World War and the events leading up to it.

Entries kindly maintained by local Historian Godfrey Thomas, author of Every one a Hero, the stories behind the names on War memorials in three local schools.

1st   Germany and France agree arrangements for the exchange of prisoners

2nd   Heavy fighting in Palestine further weakens Turkish position there

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