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15th October 1915



In todays' Daily Telegraph; The previous day a report of a Zeppelin raid gave a picture of a raid of limited effect. However, the Press Bureau’s description of it printed today on page 9 gives a somewhat different picture. From eight killed in the original report the death toll has multiplied sevenfold to 56, with 114 injured. Even so, it still maintained the line that only “some houses were damaged and several fires started, but no serious damage was killed to military material.” If that’s the case, just how were there that many fatalities?   It was also looking like those affected by the raids had had enough, given the demand for reprisals for the raids at a meeting in London reported on page 7   Also in today’s paper   - A number of German steamers have been torpedoed in the Baltic, with the paper clearly desperate to make the number as large as possible from the manner of its reporting – page 8   - A correspondent suggests the Foreign Office employ Telegraph reporter Dr. E. J. Dillon “in some position of responsibility and power” due to his “great ability, extraordinary sagacity and unsurpassed knowledge and experience of men and things in all the countries of Europe” in a letter on page 8  - A London theatre production is moved to afternoon matinée performances only in a response to public demands, but the West-end Theatrical Managers’ Association sees no need to dispense with evening performances – page 8  - Although there were reports of Bulgaria already invading the country in the last two days, it is only today that news of her official declaration of war on Serbia is reported – page 9. Greece meanwhile doesn’t regard the attack as coming under the terms of her treaty of alliance with Serbia as it regards it as an extension of the main war rather than a new one, and so will stay out of it  - A. Beaumont writes on “Interesting scenes” when the Allied troops landed in Salonika and the recapture of a Serbian village from the Bulgarians on page 10, although it does seem a tad odd that he is despatching these articles from Milan until the articles reveal he is copying reports from a local newspaper  - An appeal for help for the Armenian victims of the Turks appears on page 11  - Dame Nellie Melba raises money for the Canadian Red Cross at a concert in Montreal – page 11  - A solicitor’s clerk is prosecuted for assaulting a wounded soldier engaged on recruiting duty in the street in what his employer sees as a test case over such instances – page 14




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