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8th December 1915







In todays Daily Telegraph: The Bishop of Salisbury finds himself the subject of a court case from a churchwarden forbidden from exercising his office after using offensive language against his rector – page 5. What he is alleged to have said to the rector was obviously not fit to be printed, as it is blanked out - Admiral Tirpitz gets an iron statue of himself at Wilhemshaven, with room for 250,0000 nails to be pressed in it, but the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin is not impressed – page 7 - King George V gives the Church Army £25 to help build an army hut – page 7 - The Post Office prepares for Christmas – page 7 - G. J. Stevens gives details of the fall of Monastir on page 9 - King Constantine of Greece gives an interview to an American journalist in which he stresses Greek neutrality and claims when his countrymen re-elected Venizelos earlier in the year it was the man and not his policies, which they did not understand, which was elected, which is an interesting interpretation of a democratic election. Greek neutrality doesn’t seem to hold much water with the Austrians though, who capture a British MP travelling on a Greek steamer. Both articles page 9 - The Marquess of Crewe explains in the House of Lords why General Townshend had to retreat from Baghdad – superior numbers and powerful artillery for the Turks – page 9 - General Smuts furnishes South African troops for the campaign in German East Africa – page 9 - The “most vigorous and significant passage” of Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress is, as far as the Telegraph is concerned, that concerning “plots and conspiracies against national security within the borders of the United States;” although he doesn’t finger any nationality in particular over this the Telegraph is in little doubt he means Germans – pages 9 and 10 - The Army tells its drivers to proceed at a moderate speed, particularly in London’s darkened streets – page 10. As to what it considers a moderate speed there is no hint :


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