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12th May 1915


The Telegraph’s leaders have during the course if 1915 getting ever more fervid in their denunciations of the Germans, and today’s first one on page 8 turns its aim of Germans living in Britain, who as pages 9 and 10 reveal have been targeted still further in the wake of the sinking of the Lusitania. While it was quite happy to print letters from such people denouncing the treatment of British prisoners of war earlier in the year, the sinking of the Lusitania seems to have decided it that such people are no better than their compatriots across the Channel, and even if they have taken British citizenship they are still murderous Huns at heart, and deserve all the acts of expulsion and ostracism they find inflicted on them. Harsh stuff indeed.
Also in today’s paper
- A side-effect of the war rears its head on page 5 as the High Courts find themselves with a shortage of jurors
- A German attack near Ypres is made under cover of poisonous gas, but the troops are mown down by British shrapnel – page 8
- King George V commands that no celebrations for his birthday be held except for the flying of flags – page 10 - Conservative politician Sir Frederick Milner calls for more generous treatment of wounded soldiers in a letter on page 11, observing that far more is done to help Allied soldiers in the same boat than for the British themselves


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