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Communications, through Washington, between the British and German Governments respecting the treatment of captured submarine crews are issued by the Press Bureau. The German Government threatened reprisals if the British Admiralty segregates the officers and men recently rescued from two German submarines. Sir Edward Grey in his reply points out that as the crews of the German submarines were engaged in sinking innocent British and neutral merchant ships and wantonly killing non-combatants, they cannot be regarded as honourable opponents. A German aeroplane brought down near Soissons, the third in 24 hours. A Bulgarian force, described as consisting of “irregulars” and “Komitadjis,” attacks a Serbian blockhouse and is repulsed.