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18th December 1915








In todays Daily Telegraph: Eyes were turning further east than Macedonia today, although page 9 had a number of articles of the diplomatic situation concerning Greece now the Allies were forced back to Salonika, as things seemed to be warming up in Persia. Page 9 also had the news of Russian troops advancing in the country, on the grounds or rumours of a Turco-German advance on India through it. Over on page 10 there was a report of a conspiracy by the Central Powers against the country’s young Shah, which was thwarted by the British and Russians stressing their good intentions and convincing the Shah that the presence of Russian troops in the country was a safeguard to public safety. It surely can’t be coincidence that these two reports appear on the same day, can it? And slightly closer to home on page 11 a correspondent from Petrograd gave a rosy account of the situation for the Russians, as the Eastern Front appeared to be bedding down for a winter of snowstorms and frozen ground, with Russia’s reliable artillery and an abundance of shells highlighted. Also in today’s paper - Margot Asquith sues the Globe newspaper for libel after it accuses her of pro-German sympathies – page 4 - 14 die in a train collision near Newcastle – page 9 - Guglielmo Marconi gives a speech in the Italian Senate expressing some concern over the economic relationship between the UK and Italy since the latter joined the war – page 10 - Entertainments for Christmas are as plentiful as ever, says an article detailing them on page 11. Over on page 12 the women’s page gives suggested Christmas recipes.


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