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

Feb. 24—­Belgian women in Brussels are ordered by Germans to stop wearing hats made after style of Belgian soldiers’ caps.

Feb. 27—­Committee appointed by Germans to investigate condition of Belgian art treasures reports that the actual destruction has been insignificant, while objects which have been damaged can be repaired.


Feb. 2—­Forces have been sent to organize the naval defense of Dedeagatch.

Feb. 3—­Premier Radoslavoff says that the Government is neutral, but that the Macedonian question causes apprehension.

Feb. 10—­Government plans to remain neutral despite German loan.


Feb. 3—­Unusual measures taken to guard the Duke of Connaught, Governor General, at the opening of Parliament.

Feb. 8—­The first working day of Parliament; party leaders declare there will be a political truce during the war; Government to have ample funds; Colonial Secretary sends dispatch reviewing military operations from British viewpoint and stating that no Canadian troops are yet on the firing line except the Princess Patricia Light Infantry.

Feb. 10—­Sixty-five Canadians have died in the encampment at Salisbury Plain, England.

Feb. 14—­Excitement in Ottawa over report of intended German air raid from American soil.

Feb. 15—­Parliament buildings, Royal Mint, and Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s residence, are darkened in fear of German air raid.

Feb. 16—­Government asks United States to guard American end of international bridges; the whole of the first contingent is now in France.

Feb. 19—­Guards at international bridges are doubled.


Feb. 3—­It is planned to devote the present session of Parliament entirely to war measures.

Feb. 5—­Official estimates place the number of effective men in the army, exclusive of those serving in India, at 3,000,000.

Feb. 8—­Premier Asquith tells Parliament that British losses to Feb. 4 are about 104,000 in killed, wounded, and missing.

Feb. 9—­Admiral Lord Charles Beresford suggests public hanging of captured German sea and air raiders.

Feb. 10—­At a cost of $100,000 the Government has converted Donington Hall, Leicestershire, one of the most beautiful old places in England, into a rest home for captured German officers.

Feb. 11—­Government plans to publish biweekly communications from Field Marshal French.

Feb. 12—­First exchanges of disabled prisoners between England and Germany are arranged through the Papal Nuncio at Berlin.

Feb. 13—­Pamphlet issued to the public gives instructions as to how to act in case of German invasion.

Feb. 15—­First troops of new armies are pouring into France; enemy subjects denied admittance at ports.

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