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29th September 1915


In todays' Daily Telegraph:British Army’s New Successes” runs the banner on page 9 and the reports and headlines suggest all is going well at the Battle of Loos – “Fresh Progress by the British Army,” “Amazing Bombardment,” “German Excuses for Allies’ Victory” and “Brilliant Charges in Mist and Rain.” Certainly Sir John French’s despatch suggests success, with 21 guns and 40 machine guns captured and 3,000 prisoners taken, even if this figure seems lower for a success than the figures trumpeted in other battles prior to this but the German articles cited in the “excuses for Allies’ victory” don’t seem to be accepting a victory at all, merely some advances. Philip Gibbs gives a lengthy account of the opening of the battle in some of the most vivid battle-writing seen yet in the paper from the Western Front on an article which runs over to page 10
Also in today’s paper
- A man is sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in Hull after faking a postcard to try and get a well-known local gentleman of German birth interned; “a cunning, mean and malicious act” says the magistrate – page 4
- Sir Edward Grey warns Bulgaria that if it assumes “an aggressive attitude on the side of our enemies” Britain will be “prepared to give to our friends in the Balkans all the support in our power” – page 9

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