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BRITAIN & GERMANY.

5F WAR HAPPENED. BERLIN, February 15., Admiral Breusing, lecturing on "Strategy in an Anglo-German Naval War," asserted that Britain at .present •favoured; a. close -blockade, the primary' 1 iobjept- -.bomg^to safeguard \ %?tp™' n^ starvation":^'Britain had-oniy 'sufficient corn to last a few months, and must keep the sea routes open.

That would be difficult to accomplish, German submarines and torpedo-boats, based, upon Heligoland, could frustrate the laying.of mines, while fast cruisers could break the North Sea blockade, and acting with Gksrmany's allies in the Mediterranean, menace Britain's imports. ' The future, of the German people rested entirely upon the navy. Twenty years hence Germany would be unable to feed her people on her,own produce, and would be compelled to import. If she had not an adequate navy she would become Britain's/vassal. Her place was neither before nor behind Britain; but v %t her side.

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BRITAIN & GERMANY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914

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BRITAIN & GERMANY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914

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