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10th December 115









In todays Daily Telegraph: Despite the scepticism manifested the previous day in the paper over Bulgarian claims the Allies were forced to admit that they’ve had to fall back in Macedonia (page 9), which rather made a mockery of the Telegraph’s attitude. Nevertheless British headquarters claims there is “no cause for alarm.” Germany was clearly enjoying the Bulgarian success, given the crowing from Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg in a speech in the Reichstag dismissed by the paper as a “boastful oration” (also page 9). Oddly, despite the Reichstag having been reported as debating peace conditions on December 4, and the report concluding with the fact it did so, there is not a mention of what transpired. Greece’s refusal to get involved caused the Telegraph to apportion part of the blame of this Allied reverse to that country in a leader on page 8, and France showed her annoyance by blocking exports to that country (page 9). It was not a happy time for the Allies on this new front. Also in today’s paper - The results of the French Flag Day are published by the French Relief Fund in a classified advertisement, which due to it breaking down the results by location runs over through the whole of page 2 and much of page 3 - German treatment of British invalids held in that country is criticised by members of the American Embassy in Berlin – page 5 - A tremendous rush is reported as Lord Derby’s recruitment campaign enters its final days, and the situation is reported in some depth on pages 9 and 10. However the medical profession is unhappy at the number of students called up (page 10) - The State is to take over all the pubs in an unnamed “border township that would be little known but for its romantic history” which “is about to be converted into a munition centre” – page 10. Gretna is the place thus camouflaged - The National Committee for Relief in Belgium plans a Christmas Day collection “by means of strong paper envelopes” to be passed round dinner tables countrywide – page 10


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