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13th November 1915



In todays' Daily Telegraph: No question what the major news was today, with the announcement that Winston Churchill has resigned from Government and intended to join his regiment at the Front. In the customary fashion of an exchange of letters between departing minister and Prime Minister Churchill expressed his feeling that with the concentration of power in a small War Council in which he was unable to play a part he was unable to remain in “well-paid inactivity.” Asquith for his part expressed regret at the decision. Page 9 carried the latters and an analysis of Churchill’s “meteoric career” to date, whilst a leader on page 8 considered that, although the news would be “received by the country with great respect and regret” that “a statesman of great ability and great ambition … felt it his duty to resign office” it was the right thing to do, as he was “much too vigorous and dominating a personality to be content with a sinecure, after played so prominent and powerful a part” in the management of the war to date. However, it would not be the last we would see of Churchill in this war… ADVERTISING  Also in today’s paper - A “curious case” is reported amongst the legal cases on page 4 involving a man of alleged German birth enlisting in the army and three women involved in his case - The latest American reports of conditions at German prisoner of war camps indicate an improvement in conditions – page 6 - “An extraordinary sensation” in France with the arrest of a “beautiful adventuress” on espionage charges – page 7 - Howard d’Egville surveys the state of compulsory military service in the Dominions on page 7 - The Russians report a victory in the region of Schlock and successes elsewhere on the front on page 9. Curiously the map accompanying the article doesn’t feature anywhere mentioned in it - More revelations of plots by the Central Powers in the United States on page 9 - An “extraordinarily orderly” retreat by the Serbs is reported in the latest news from that front on page 9 - Today’s letter of appeal is for the care of horses in war-time (page 10), along with clothing for invalid servicemen (page 13) - Publisher John Murray gives a talk on his recollections in that field to the Y.M.C.A., and reveals who Queen Victoria regarded as her greatest Prime Minister (page 10) - The women’s page speaks to lady bus conductors about their experiences, whilst the weekly recipes look at winter sweets, including such delights as the “tasty little dish” orange custard fritters – page 12 .



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