1915, Alexandre Ribot, Allies, brickfields, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Cuinchy, economy, finance, France, French Finance Minister, Great Britain, La Bassee, listening post, Lloyd George, merchant navy, merchant shipping, Paris, Pyotr Bark, Russia, Russian Finance Minister, Rye, sapping, sinking, SS Oriole, submarine, Sussex, trenches
The Chancellor of the Exchequer returns from Paris, after conferences with the Finance Ministers of France and Russia, at which it was agreed that Great Britain, France, and Russia should unite their financial resources, equally with their military resources, in order to carry the war to a successful conclusion. Life-belts marked “S.S. Oriole” picked up near Rye, the vessel having probably been torpedoed. Successful attack on two German sap-heads in the brickfields south of the La Bassée Canal.