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Sir George Aston, in his recent work, ' Sea, Land, and Air Strategy,' says, in dealing with the finanos of War:—" London has the power to draw all the gold she wants from other countries by raising the bank rate, so that money can be employed more profitably in London than elsewhere. . . . Tho British Fleet is tho best protector of London's gold reserve." He computes that a modern war will cost Germany £2,200,000 a day, compared with Great Britain's £800,000; and adds that strategists are agreed that after getting ov«r the initial ensu the British can better afford to defer the final issue of a conflict than any other coantry. NEW ZEALANDER AT THE FRONT. We hare received a post card from Mr William Bell Bridger, formerly of Dunedin, who is at the front. It is headed "British Expeditionary Force, France, September 25," and goes on to say: "I am quite weU. . . . We axe not permitted even to state what part of France wo are in. . . ■ I left Wellington on March 3 in the Ruapehu for England on t'. health and business trip, but volunteered my services for King and country immediately tho war broke out. Hope to meet New Zealand contingent at front. Have Ls»«r> fr "foppojiisiifr AngMftflk 3&-££*r"

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AN ACCURATE FORECAST., Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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AN ACCURATE FORECAST. Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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