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BRITAIN'S SUPERIORITY.

AN OVBHWHRUtTNO ADTANT- " ; :.:'-^:''-4^'-%: :^--\'';: :-?- : '■' :: y'■ ',-^'';-''- :- ' IN MEN, SHIPS, AND OTJNB. - ..'.'.'.' ,: . ■ LONDON; April; 15.- : Mr Winston Churchill (President;of - the Board of Trade) makes reference to I the naval situation in a letter addressed , to his constituents. ■ /y...y Whether in ships, men or guns, he i says, Britain's superiority over Germany i was Overwhelming. Any colonial Dreadnoughts that might be presented to the , Motherland would be additional to! the ■: British prograriune. ■..-•• -.'y'- r ; !■ ■. .. .--..■'.•■ J The Admiralty was prepared to prove that Britain in-1912 would be effectively': superior to the- two next, European Ppwf .. ers.y.. The two-Power standard was how devoid of meaning. It was, absurd to 1 build against the United.States. : The naval panic had beep due,to sheer ' cowardice,- baised on. stupid and. vicious' ' errors.. Thert was no antagonism on the ' part (of Britain .towards.G ermany, but 1 only commercial rivalry. Therefore it • was the duty of men Of light and leading I to deny and djscounteaance the spirit of ' distrust., .. ~ , '' '."■ - The ''DailJ' Chronicle," commenting on • Mr ClrttrchHi's statement, says: "Pooi | Mr Aeqriith has some repUtitloh 'for i clear thinidrig and' lucid expression,' yet i his young colleague characterises his 5 workable formula ii-.* 1 'vicious and « Stupid error.'*'

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BRITAIN'S SUPERIORITY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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