Item 03 : General William Holmes Papers regarding capitulation, September-October 1914 - Page 22

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H.M.A.S Australia.

5  These above mentioned prisoners have to leave their wives with no protection

6 The taking prisoner of the German officials will have the result in endangering the lives of the Europeans who live in out of the way places

7  Thro' the German officials being taken prisoners the whole white race's prestige will be lowered in the eyes of the natives

8  About 2000 native workmen belong to the captive Europeans are now without orders and they many of them require paying for their year's service

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