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A strange little pamphlet has just made its appearance in Berlin, written in the ingeniously prophetic style of the historian who described the Battle of Dorking. The author, who evidently combines the special information of the soldier with the culture of the man of ters, entitles his sketch “ The Campaign of Germany against Russia and Prance in the year 1880-1, written in 1931, on the 50th anniversary af the Battle of Warsaw.” In June of the year 1880, begins the chronicler, political complications had gone so far that, on the 10th of that month, declarations of war on the part of Russia and France were delivered at the Courts of Vienna and Berlin. With inimitable appearance of real'ty and mastery of geographical and strategical details, the writer then describes the course of hostilities on the Russo-German frontier, the intervention of Italy in favor of the Frauco-Rus-sian alliance, the campaign in Alsace-Lor-raine, the espousal by England of the cause of Germany and Austria, the fighting, the counter marching, and the final overthrow of the triple offensive eolation, causing in France the deposition of the Dictator, Gambetta, and the election of Prince Napoleon as President of the Republic. The latter, with the consent of the Chambers, enters into peace negotiations with Germany, France declares himself again willing to sanction the cession of Alsace-Lorraine, and promises to pay an indemnity of 12 milliards, as well as agree to a general European disarmament. — Times.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 98, 11 May 1880

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THE NEXT EUROPEAN WAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 98, 11 May 1880