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MARTIN DONOHOE'S REPORT.

GREAT GERMAN MASS RWTREATING. London, September 9. Martin Donohoe states that the right wing of the German army has , been considerably battered in the last few days, and has been falling back with the British fast on its flank. Everything points more to a definite retirement than to a temporary retreat, for in the rear of the Germans tbe driving movement of the Allies is making itself felt. German patrols on the left bank of; the River Somme, par-ticularly around Amiens, were suddenly -withdrawn. The greatest part of the enemy holding Amiens also withdrew in some disorder early on Tuesday. Most of their wounded were sent to Arras, and those too seriously injured were abandoned in Amiens. " The Allies' left wing." continues Mr Donohoe , s message, "is giving the enemy the British I cavalry being particularly active." I The Allies are seeking to detach the I harried and sorely pressed German j right from the main body and annihilate it, The retreating Germane are directing their rearward march to Cambrai, which is 100 miles air line north of Paris, and south of tbe French border and to Tournai on the same line, but another thirty miles on and in Belgium. " The German right made repeated futile efforts to hold its own, but the pressure of the English was too great, and the vast German mass is in motion. Its pace is slow enough at the moment, but with each hour the rearguard rate is gaining momentum, and it will if it reigns bring upon itself inevitable disaster." It is now experiencing some of the sufferings which were so nobly borne by the Allies in their retirement from Belgium,

A wounded French officer informed me that the German righb entirely ex hausted itself with the rapid march on Paris, and is now short of munitions and supplies. This was the moment chosen for ,the Allies" counter attack. I "For three days the British fought with the valour and heroisca which characterised them at Mons. On Monday and Tuesday the retreating Germans repeatedly halted and delivered fierce counter attacks on their relentless pursuers, but the German on slaught lacked determination. They abandoned waggons, stores, and guns. BRITISH AND FRENCH ADVANCE.

London, September 9. The Pi ess Bureau states that the pressure against the enemy continues along the whole of the Allies'front. The British force were engaged all day, and the enemy opposing it retired after a stubborn resistance, and is now crossing to the north of the Marne. The Fifth French army advanced with equal suecees, and reports having made many captures. The Sixth French army suffered severely along the whole line. The advance was everywhere resolutely pushed home. The British sustained some casualties, but the number waa small in relation to the nature of the fighting, The two days' operations were very satisfactory. GERMAN RETREAT TO MORIN RIVER.

Bordeaux, September 9. Official—The Germans, having in their retreating movement crossed the Petit Morin River, with" a view to pro tecting their communications made violent but unavailing attacks against our tioops, occupying the right bank of the Ourcq River. The British are continuing the offensive in the direc tion of the Marne on the plateau northward of Sezanne. Our troops making progress, though with difficulty, on our right wing. The situation is good before Nancy and in the Vosges. GERMAN SUPPLIES CAPTURED Antwerp, September 9. An official communique quotes General Joffre's order,"informing the troops that the time had cow come to attack and drive back the enemy. The troops at Verdun made a sortie and captured a number of supply convoys destined for the Fifth German army. GERMANS NEAB'' HOLLAND. f Amsterdam, September 0 The Germans are steadily drawing near Holland. The inhabitants on the Belgian frontier villages, fearing the Germans, are abandoning their property and fleeing for refuge to Holland. Threo thousand fugitives, Belgians and Austrians, arrived at Oostburg and were conveyed to Flushing. GERMANS EVACUATING UPPER ALSACE. London, Sept. 10 Nearly two millions of men are engaged in the battle which is still rag-

ing. • ffl The latest news indicates that the Allies are pursuing the offensive. A statement from Basle is to the effect that the Germans are evacuating Upper Alsace. Geneva, Sept, 9 Basle telegrams state that the Kaiser attended by a small staff, watched a battle on Monday, from a hill in the neighbourhood of Nancy. THE INDIAN CONTINGENT. London, Sept. 9 The Indian contingent are 70,000 strong. The first arrivals are expected this week. Delhi, Sept. 9 Accompanying the expeditionary forces are Sir Pertab Singh, mahara ■ Bikanir, Patrala, Utlam, Uiskengart", and Jodpur, the nawabs of I Fagora, Sachin, and Bhopal, and also 'the malik of Umra. London, September 9 The Russian Embassy denies that there are any Russian troops in Prance No mention is made oE Belgium in the denial. VIENNA PREPARES FOR SIEGE. The "Daily Mail's" Milan correspondent states that Vienna is menaced with famine. Serbs have been torn to pieces in the streets, and all shops kept by Serbs have been sacked. Two Russian newspaper correspondents were shot in their rooms by the police, and five foreign journalists were imprisoned. The Government has begun to fortify Vienna, and arrangements have been made to inundate the lowlying lands round the cityu Refugees from Galicia are flecking to Vienna, and their advent, together with the already short food supplies, wakes the situation desperate.

RUSSIAN OPERATIONS IN" AUSTRIA. Petrograd, September 9. The capture of .Nikolaieff is strategically important, as it is the junction of the railways to Lemberg end Jimacheff and via Sfcroji to the Carpa thiacs,

Austro-Hungarian fugitives report that the Austrians fear a rising in the province •of Bukovina, Southern Galicia.

Hungarians' sympathy with Russia is represented as increasing.

It is officially stated that fighting was progressing throughout Sunday along the whole Austrian battle front.

In the centre the Austrian army is retreating in the Ravarusska district, north weal; of Lemberg, There has been desperate i fighting with large Austrian forces, i the Russians attacking the Austrian stronghold near (iobodok, on the left bank of the Vistula. The Russian offensive has bad favourable reports. Malta, September 9, Great and unexpected activities are reported inside the Dardanelles. REVOLT IN TURKEY. Buchakest, September 9. A revolt broke out in the Turkish army at Adrianople, owing to famine. The people of Constantinople 'are discovering the false news sent out by the German news agencies, and are besieging the embassies o£ the Triple Entente to ascertain the latest intelligence. EFFECTIVENESS OF BRITISH DREADNOUGHT.

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MARTIN DONOHOE'S REPORT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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MARTIN DONOHOE'S REPORT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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