The first of the few lost his life on this day; Lieutenant Colonel J.D.B. Fulton became the first serving officer in HM Forces to obtain a Royal Aero Club certificate acknowledging hisability to fly an aircraft in 1910
The Italian passenger steamer SS Ancona was an Italian passenger steamer and was torpedoed and sunk without warning on 8th November 1915 by SM U-38, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Max Valentiner off Cape Carbonara. The U-boat was flying the flag of Austria-Hungary as the German Empire was not yet at war with Italy. Over 200 lives were lost including nineAmericans.
In todays' Daily Telegraph; A retired German butcher is in court for beating a schoolboy after some of his fellows had attacked his house – page 4. The Government takes steps to meet the need for merchant shipping to carry foodstuffs and another necessities by putting controls on shipping between foreign ports and making provisions for requisitioning of ships – page 8 - Expectations as to the vote of credit (see November 4) prove underestimates, as the Government asks for £400 million, but not everyone is happy at its level of expenditure – page 9 - More conflicting news in what “scanty” information is emerging from Serbia, relegated today to page 10 - W. T. Massey reports from Sheffield on how the city’s industry is adapting to the country’s munition needs – page 10 - Tsar Nicholas II experiences what it is like to come under fire during a visit to the front – page 10