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INDEMNITY CRITICISMS.

{Received May 15, 10.30 a.m.)" LONDON, May 8. The "Daily Graphic" states that the five thousand millions indemnity provisionally fixed is utterly inadequate The total indemnity should be definitely fixed. The "Manchester Guardian" complains that the indemnity clauses are indefinite. The Treaty contemplates a payment extending -over thirty years, with the Allied occupation of German territory for fifteen years. buch a period would exhaust British patience. -It would be better to fix a sum Germany could reasonably hope to pay within a shorter period. . ••■ Admiral Sir Reginald Hall, M.I „ states that the naval terms are satisfactory, but any arrangement not allocating the German ships to the Allies according to tonnage losses is unjust. ■Mr Arthur Fell states that eight thousand British ships were sunk. We ought to be given the ships seized at American ports to make up our losses.

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INDEMNITY CRITICISMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9610, 15 May 1919

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INDEMNITY CRITICISMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9610, 15 May 1919

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