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Latest High Commissioner's Report advises neither pessimism nor ever confidence as to the position of the Allies.

LORD KITOHENOR'S EEPORT. The High Commissioner London August 30th : — Official—Lord Kitchener reports the battles of 23rd 24th 25th and 26th During this period the British were occupied in resisting and checking the German advance and withdrawing to a new line of defence. The battle be gan at Mons on Sunday. During the day and night the Germans repeatedly attacked but were completely checked abng the British front. Oα the 24th the Germans made enormous efforts in superior numbers to prevent the withdrawal of the British and drive them to the fortress of Mauberg, The effort was frustrated by the steadiness and skill of the British retirement und as on the previous day they mli icted very heavy losses, which were far in excess of tbose suffered. The e^• emy marched in dense formation and enormous masses marched forwa'd agun and yet again to sfcora the B:i tiah lines. Tbe British reciremanfc proceeded oa 25tb, with continuous night fighting. Tbe British occupied lines from Oambrai to Langrecies Iβ Chateau and intended to resume the retirement at daybreak on 26tb, but the German attack with five army corps was so close and fierce it was impossible to carry out the infcentioa until the afternoon. Tbe bafctio on 26th was of a most severe and desperate character. The troops offered superb resistance against tremendous oflds aud finally extricated themselves in good order. There were serious losses under the heaviest artillery fire. GuD3 not taken except where the horses were killed. General French' estimates from the 23rd to 26th the British losses were five to six thousand. The German losses in attacks across the open and dense formations out of all proportion,

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DETAILS OF BRITISH NAVAL BATTLE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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DETAILS OF BRITISH NAVAL BATTLE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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