News this week in September 1914
This week in 1914 included speculation that Russia may relax restrictions against Jews, as an official announcement revealed that commissions in the Russian Army and Navy would now be made available to Jews. The anti-semitic press applauded this news.
The Brisbane Courier enthusiastically reported a great Allied victory at Precy-sur-Oise, 15 miles north of Paris. According to the report, the Germans were 'hurled back', the left wing falling back on Landrecies, on the Sambre River, near Cambray, as the right was also crushed. British troops decimated the German Imperial Guard.
On the homefront, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce tried to reach a consensus on how to handle German and Australian cargoes detained in port. While consignees were doing everything in their power to access the cargo, the question of the removal of cargo from detained ships was in front of the Prize Court in Melbourne, and it seemed likely that some affected vessels would retain their cargo for the duration of the War.
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