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GENERAL HAMILTON'S VIEWS. SYDNEY, February 17. General Sir lan Hamilton has arrived. > In an interview he said:—" Certainly my object is to standardise the forces within certain limits. If you get totally different descriptions of traits trained in a different manner tactically,, you do no good. For example,,if units are supplied with different kinds of ammunition, it is very detrimental to the efficiency of the combined forces. At the same time, each branch of the nation has its own characteristics, "usually Avell suited to the military tactics that would be developed in that country. Therefore considerable latitude must be allowed." " -

Speaking at the Lord Mayor's reception, General Sir ian Hamilton said there bad arisen in the Pacific basin forces and nations which, though formerly negligible, were now assuming formidable proportions. . It might be that the next place of. great military struggles would be the Pacific. If they were to cast their eyes round, they would see a ring of armed nations, Australia being in the middle of the ring. Those nations were looking in a formidable manner at Australia. Tt was important that the people of Britain should know that the people here were not waiting until danger absolutely arrived, but were taking time by ~-»o -forelock.

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AN ARMED RING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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AN ARMED RING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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