Am mess Orderly so do not attend parade. Heavy cannonading all night. Witness bombardment of a Taube by our guns. He escapes but injured by shrapnel. To Nieppe for necessaries. Receive packet of Abdulla Cigarettes from Alice [and] Alwyn Browne of [Jamaica].
Etrich Taube – The first type of military airplane to be mass produced in Germany. Taube is German for dove. The Taube was used for almost all military applications prior to World War 1 including fighter, bomber and surveillance. Upon the start of World War 1 the Taube was used much less in military engagements and more for training, as it was quickly replaced by more effective designs.