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GERMANS IN RETREAT.

Paris, September 13. It is reported that the French troops sank in the Oise 150 barges full of German ammunition.

An official communique states : On our left wing the Geman general retreat continues.

The British and French pursuing Eorces have reached the lower course of the Aisne. Sinailiarly in tbe centre the enemy continues to retreat. We crossfd the Marno between Epernay and Vitry le Francois.

Oα our right wing the enemy has begun to fall back, abandoning the region around Nancy.

We re occupied Luneville, notwifch standing five days' incessant march ing.

Our troops are vigorously pursuing the enemy in a general retreat, which appears more rapid than tbe advance, and so precipitate is it at certain points that we picked up in the German headquarters, notably at Montinraill, maps, documents and personal papers abandoned by the enemy, also letters received or ready for posting. Th 9 enemy abandoned batteries of howitzers and numbers of ameaunition waggons, and the prisoners captured markedly convey the impression of starvation, overwork and depression. Their horses are particularly jaded.

When tbe French entered Vitry-le Francois they found that it had pre viously been occupied by tbe staff of the German corps, and they found orders, dated Septottiber 7, signed by General Yon Werdenbag, to tbe officers and men, asking them to do tbeir duty to the last breath, as everything depended on the next day's fighting A WALKING FOREST.

ALLIES PURSUE HOTLY.

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GERMANS IN RETREAT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4429, 15 September 1914

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GERMANS IN RETREAT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4429, 15 September 1914

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