Captain Richard H. Jackson, United States Staff Representative in Paris, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
File No. 16-3-1.
<October 17, 1918.>
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED Y-12.
Origin Comfran Brest (Paris Naval Staff Rep)
8851. Bruges and Ostend, Belgium captured and rapid enemy retirement to Eastward of Bruges. Advance towards Lille continues and is expected to fall immediately 17317. 8851.
Sent: 945 PM 17 Oct. 1918.
Recd: 1010 PM 17 Oct. 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation immediately following the text. The message was sent via the Navy’s headquarters at Brest and over the signature of the commander there, VAdm. Henry B. Wilson.