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2nd June 1915


In today's Daily Telegraph the Zeppelin raid over London reported the previous day was clearly more substantial than the initial reports suggested, as more details emerge on page 9 today, with the news that “about ninety bombs, mostly of an incendiary character” were dropped “in various localities not far distant from each other,” a vague term which gives no clue as to where exactly was affected. Four people were reported killed in a raid which the Germans claimed was a reprisal for the raid on the “open town of Ludwigshafen” aimed at “workshops and docks,” language rather similar to that used by the Allies when talking about their air raids.
Advertisers were quick off the mark in response – the British Dominions General Insurance Company takes out a full-page advert on page 3 to advertise its special aircraft policy, whilst Pyrene fire extinguishers advise buying their product on page 5, as do Kyl-Fyre on page 11.
Also in today’s paper
- The third and final part of the Brazilian President’s message to congress appears on page 6, and contains all you’ll ever need to know about the country’s economy at the time
- Serious fighting is taking place around Przemsyl, with the Russian version of events in the left-hand column of page 9, and the Austro-German one on the right - Turkish prisoners give an impression of their troops being badly mauled at Gallipoli – page 9 - Emmeline Pankhurst gives her views on women and war service on page 10 - A former military doctor suggests men who have served and are medically unfit to carry on doing so should be able to wear a badge to denote this fact – page 10


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