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NEWS AND NOTES.

One of the most dramatic' war, endings was the conclusion of the Peninsular War. Wellington had-just "won Ids last triumph at Toulouse, the casualties on both sides numbering some 15.000, and the-armies were rejoicing or sorrowing, when attired . courier rode up to announce tjiat the war had <-been ended five days, before"' with the abdication of Napoleon.. The little island of St. Kilda, the most remote of the Hebrides, is one of the healthiest of all the British isles. It is only when the supply ship arrives there, as it does two or three times in the summer, that, anything happens. Then the whole population catch, cold and are ill for about four days. . The huge war output of Messrs Armstrong, Whitworth and -Company's works consisted . of:—13,000 guns; 12,000 gun mountings; 14,500,000 shells; 18,000,000. fuses-; 21,000,000 cartridge cases; 1075 aeroplanes; 3 airships; 47 warshipsl and 22 merchant ships. The firm also fitted with armaments 583 war vessels.

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NEWS AND NOTES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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NEWS AND NOTES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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