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THE GREAT WAR BLOG

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28th December 1915

Posted on 14 January, 2016 at 8:13










In todays Daily Telegraph: - All of page 4 and part of page 5 is given over to reviews of pantomimes around London - “Fox hunting has by no means completely emerged from the crisis which overtook it in the early months of the war” observes an article on the field sport’s 1915/16 season so far on page 5 - The French War Office publishes contents of letters found on German prisoners which indicate a “hankering for peace” and naturally tries to infer that this is a nationally-held sentiment as a result – page 5 - The India Office announces a defeat for the Turks in Mesopotamia on page 7. Also on an Indian theme on that page, the Prince of Wales communicates a farewell message from his father to the Indian Army Corps commending them prior to their departure from France, news of which had been somewhat scarce prior to this - Two provinces secede in China as what Our Special Correspondent describes as a “remarkable situation” sees the country slides further towards anarchy – page 7 - A dashing cavalry exploit by Russian Cossacks is relayed from Petrograd – page 7, whilst Bernard Pares in a delayed report writes about “sporting with fate on the Russian front” on page 9 - A violent gale sweeps Britain, and there are also floods to contend with – pages 7 and 8 - G. Ward Price’s latest despatch from the Dardanelles on page 9 has been rather overtaken by the announcement a week earlier of the withdrawal

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