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! LONDON, December 23. Their Majesties are spending Christinas at Sandringham. Crowds in London cheered their departure. AUSTRALIAN ARMY BOOTS. LONDON, December 23. The High Commissioner’s office have approached tho War Office recalling the fact that there were boot factories in Australia able to supply the army. The War Office promised tho matter would not be overlooked. GIFT AEROPLANE. LONDON, Decer'V - Lord Desborough’s Imperial Air Fleet Committee have handed over an aeroplane. Major Foote attended its trials at Flamborough, and accepted it on behalf of tho Commonwealth. Lady Reid named the aeroplane “ Liverpool ” in accordance with the wish of the donor, Mr William E. Crane, a Liverpool merchant. RELIEF FOR RAID SUFFERERS. / T........ LONDON, December 23. Mr Asquith announces that the Government are providing relief from Imperial funds in respect of the damage to persons and property at Whitby, Scarborough, and Hartlepool. BERLIN’S ACCOUNT OF FLANDERS FIGHTING. AMSTERDAM, December 23. A communique from Berlin states; Attacks tm the dunes near Lombaertzyde and south of Bixschoote wore easily repulsed. The British were again driven from their positions near Riehebourge, Despite counterattacks, wo have maintained and strengthened all tho positions taken -.from the British between Riehebourge and the Aire la Basseo Canal, Since December 12 the Germans have taken 700 British and colored troops prisoners, and taken five machine guns.

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LATEST WAR NEWS., Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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LATEST WAR NEWS. Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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