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WORK OP THE GUNS. Paris, August 26. An official statement says that tbe Allies movement to the new positions has been completed. The FreDoh command the Ardennes Forest outlets, and assumed a vigorous offensive movement towards Virton, in which the Germans were repulsed with heavy losses, General Joffre stopping the pursuit Fighting has been renewed in Lorraine, and still continues. Accounts of the fighting confirm the superiority of the French artillery The melinite shells had a terrible effect when one fell, and one German company was annihilated as if a giant had been struck with a titanic axe. Those hit were directly pulverised and others were killed by the shock of the explosion. A number of the enemy's letters which have been found testify to the havoc and panic caused by the French guns. THE BRITISH AT MONS. London, August 26. Paris reports state that on Saturday and Sunday the British bore the brunt of six distinot attacks. They repulsed the Germans in each case. There were piles of German corpses near Mons.

The Belgian Legation states that on Monday the Belgians sallied from Antwerp. On Tuesday they drew back to Valorde three German divi visions, which had previously bom barded Malines, when many houses and the cathedral were damaged. Rome, August 26.

Reports received state that the Russian mobilisation is complete, and that the entire army is marching to tbe frontier in the wake of the advance

guards. Four millions men comprise the first line, ana a similar number form the second line. St. Petersburg, August 26. It is believed that the large Bussian centre army is marching on Posen. London, August 26, A sentry in the grounds of Hoiy rood Palace challenged a stranger, who shot the sentry and escaped. A man concealed in the church grounds at Penarth (Wales) shot ac a sentry. The eentry fired twice, but his assailant escaped, TOGOLAND CAPTURED.

The Right Hon. Lewis Harcourc, Secretary of State for ,the Colonies, has received a message from the British commander in German Togoland, stating that the wireless station has been destroyed. The German force o lie red to capitulate if it were allowed all-the honours of war. The commander replied, "You must surrender." The Germans reply is expected to morrow. It is officially announced that Togo land (German West Africa) has suri rendered unconditionally.

The allied forces will enter Kamina, Togoland, tomorrow. Commander Bryant said tbat the British always respected private pro perty, and there would be as little interference as possible with trade and private interests.. The Japanese Embassy states that the Ambassador at Berlin wa3 courteously treated and provided with a special saloon carriage when leavingMORE GERMAN BRUTALITIES. I St. Pktebsbtjrg, Aug. 26.

The wife of M. Laklova, the treasurer at Kalisz, states tbat the Germans shot her husband because he destroyed half a million roubles of paper money, They also shot a police inspector, and several officials. The Germans jokingly requested the inhabitants to stand in a row and shot them. They bombarded the the town with machine guns, killing several women.

The "Telegraph's" war correspondent states tbat Germans fined Kalisz, on the Polish border, £5000, and shot six of the foremost inhabitants, whom they detained as hostages on a trivial accusation. They also bombarded the town, and during the German fireworks display the town hail and many buildings were burnt.


The High Commissioner reports as follows :—"Official. The Allies are waiting the German attack in their new position. During the last three days''battle the enemy suffered tre* meadous losses. There, is no news of the situation between Sedan and Nancy. The French are again taking the offensive in Lnrraine. The French are evacuating Alsace and concentrating elsewhere, and have re* inforced the British at Mons. The Russian advance is unchecked. Austria declares war with Japan. The Germans attack in force on the southern frontier on Tuesday and were repulsed all along the line."

GERMAN PRIZES. London, August 26. The prize court next • week deals with 112 captured ships of a total oi 116,476 tons.

The Holland-America steamer Pots , dam from New York with three hun* dred German reservists an some Austrians has teen brought to Fa'i mouth

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FRENCH ATTACK., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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FRENCH ATTACK. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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