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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 340 pages of information about New York Times Current History.

Feb. 20—­Austrian aviator drops bombs on Cettinje; England distributes illustrated posters showing differences between English and German aircraft.

Feb. 21—­German aeroplane drops bombs on Braintree, Colchester, and Marks Tey, little damage being done.

Feb. 22—­Zeppelin bombards Calais, killing five; Buckingham Palace and other places in London are guarded against aeroplane attack.

Feb. 23—­German aeroplane seen off the English coast.

Feb. 24—­Three British aviators lost in raid on Belgium.

Feb. 27—­French aviators bombard Metz; Germans drop bombs on Nieuport.

AUSTRALIA.

Feb. 2—­Second contingent of troops reaches Egypt; Minister of Defense says that Government has placed no limit on number of men to be sent.

AUSTRIA.

Feb. 2—­Government issues warning that Rumanian volunteers caught serving with Russians will be shot.

Feb. 6—­Two Czech newspapers suspended for comments on the war unacceptable to the authorities; editors of papers in Styria threaten to stop publication unless censorship is relaxed.

Feb. 9—­Commercial and political organizations protest against muzzling of the press.

Feb. 12—­Czechs clamor for independence; Hungarian Deputies have been conferring with Rumanian Deputies to try to reach an agreement about Transylvania which would keep Rumania out of the war; the negotiations have now been abandoned, as Rumanians wanted complete autonomy for Transylvania.

Feb. 13—­Entire Austro-Hungarian Landsturm is called out.

Feb. 15—­Church bells may be melted to supply copper.

Feb. 21—­Foreign Minister Burian and German Imperial Chancellor
Bethmann-Hollweg have three long conferences in Vienna.

Feb. 22—­Austrian and German troops have been concentrating for several days along the Swiss-Italian border; miles of trenches have been dug.

Feb. 24—­Germany is reported to be bringing strong pressure on Austria to induce the latter to cede to Italy her Italian province of Trent and a portion of the Istrian Peninsula for the purpose of keeping Italy neutral.

Feb. 28—­Full text of Austro-Hungarian “Red Book” is published in THE NEW YORK TIMES; it is estimated that the total Austrian loss, killed, wounded and prisoners, is now 1,600,000.

BELGIUM.

Feb. 5—­Government protests against annulment by Germany of exequaturs of Consuls of neutral powers.

Feb. 8—­Letter from Cardinal Mercier to the higher clergy of his diocese protests against violation of his rights as a Belgian and as a Cardinal; legation in Washington denounces tax imposed by Germans on refugees who fail to return to Belgium.

Feb. 18—­Germany withdraws interdiction against correspondence by Cardinal Mercier with Belgian Bishops.

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