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Fighting in France is again mainly on the two extremities of the battle line, and is still inconclusive, although the enemy is driven back.* Indian Expeditionary Force lands in France. The Russians push their advantage in Galicia, and establish their position on the railway to Cracow. A Blue-book, containing diplomatic correspondence which preceded the war, is issued by the Government at one penny. The King inspects the troops at Aldershot. The Bank of England’s holding of gold is £51,000,000, an increase of £21,000,000 since the war began.