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THE GREAT WAR BLOG

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27th December 1915

Posted on 14 January, 2016 at 8:10










In todays Daily Telegraph: It was hardly surprising that how Christmas 1915 was celebrated should dominate today’s paper. On the main news page (page 7) Philip Gibbs reports on Christmas in the trenches alongside to King George V’s Christmas greetings to his servicemen, which naturally the paper Is quick to praise in a leader on page 6. On page 4 are a number of reports on what happened back at home, predominantly in London, a report on Amsterdam on page 9 claims it was “the saddest Yuletide on record” in Berlin, whilst reports from foreign capitals on page 5 give an impression that the fighting hasn’t stopped for Christmas, once you realise anything dated Saturday is being reported on Christmas Day itself. David Lloyd George didn’t stop either, addressing a large meeting of trade unionists in Glasgow on that day (pages 7 and 8). However, given there was no paper printed that day a leader on how Boxing Day should be celebrated in wartime on page 6 does seem a tad belated. Also in today’s paper - His campaign may be over but Lord Derby is still busy with administration of his recruiting system, with “much useful information” issued on page 5 - A report from an American journalist on the Serbian retreat gets reprinted on page 8, in an article emotively titled “A People’s Agony.” Poland isn’t faring much better, according to Bernard Pares on page 10 - Constantinople is “ore squalid than ever” and subject to German tyranny, clams A. Beaumont in Milan on page 8 - Henry Ford’s “peace ark” is “a veritable fiasco” according to the Scandinavian press on page 9

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