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Little advance reported on either side at the front. Between the Argonne and the Meuse the French, in spite of strongly fortified positions, “have made some slight progress.” Germans bombard Antwerp first line of defence. Magazine at Fort Waelhem blown up. Serbians recapture Semlin. Admiralty announces sinking of four British steamships and a collier by the German cruiser Emden. The King visits recruits at Frensham Common, Sandhurst, and Worthing. General Botha vigorously defends Union Government action in sending Expeditionary Force against German South-West Africa.

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