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9th June 1915




Vice Admiral David Richard Beatty is given the tragic news of the death of his brother Captain Richard George Beatty who has died on service in India at the age of 34.

In today' Daily Telegraph the previous day’s paper may have concentrated on a recruiting campaign in London, it was the turn of those doing their bit on the home front to feature in today’s paper, with two articles about how workers were assisting the manufacture of munitions on page 9. Firstly we have a scheme initiated by a chartered accountant for city businessmen to devote the Sundays to the manufacture of munitions at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, followed by “the patriotic salesmen of Smithfield” closing their market two hours early so that they can then spend the rest of the time engaged in munitions work. It makes something of a contrast with the continuous tales of strikes, with operative spinners in Manchester the latest to go on strike over non-payment of a war bonus (same page).
Also in today’s paper
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s final Sherlock Holmes novel The Valley of Fear, is reviewed on page 4. “Not a particularly good one” considers our reviewer
- Another leader on the part women are playing in wartime on page 8 steers perilously close to condescension
- A heatwave at home (page 9) would appear to be generating demand for cold salads, if the article “Weather and Food” on page 7 is anything to go by - The King acts quickly to reward the pilot who shot down a Zeppelin mid-air (see previous day) as it is announced that this “Zeppelin wrecker” is awarded the Victoria Cross – page 9 - The decision of the new coalition Government to pool the salaries of members is the latest subject of attack from the backbenches (page 9), much to the indignation of our leader writer on page 8



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