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LOSS OF CRUISERS.

London, September 23.- ' After terrific fighting between Peronne and St. Quentin the German right appears', to, have been turned, j The Germans occupied Peronne on , Wednesday, the 16tb, holding a strong position with hills behind and j Marassen in front. The ■ French were I ordered to take the position at all! costs. Thpy bombarded the German trenches with artillery. The Germans stubbornly held to their position?, their guns on the heights) causing severe execution among the French troops. The latter stormed the posij tion, advancing in several narrow columns. Tbey bayonetted the Ger mans who had still held their ground in tbe trenches, and gained the position, the Germans falling back to St. Quentin, a distance of fifteen miles. French reinforcements arrived and! pursued the retreating Germans 1 through; the suburbs of tbe town, and there was savage street fighting. Tbe Germans were driven back until they were ordered to abandon the town. They are now making an effort to retake it. Antwerp, September 23. Several divisions are advancing j against the German army corps i which is based on Brussels. GERMANS RETREAT. London, September 23,

The "Daily Telegraph's" Bordeaux correspondent states that it was General Caveluen and not General Pau who brought up an army of two hundred thousand men to Sir John French's left, and so determined the German retreat after the battle of the UdarneRome, September.23. • The "Tribuna's" Petrograd correspondent states that all the fortifica tions in Galicia bave fallen except j Przemysl and Cracow. The siege of Przemysl has commenced. : ,^

GERMANS ON RUSSIAN ,BORDER.

London, September 23.

The "Daily Chronicle's" Petrograd correspondent states that the Germans have landed at Menrel (on the Baltic near the Russian border), and pene trafced to Juvburg. Others from the Masurian lakes have,occupied,Suwalki arjcLr; Mariahopol, but...- were'; ofeGcked : there on Friday. COSSACKS ATTACK GERMANS. PETBoaBAp fc . S.ep|ember vr ... Sixty Circassi'a'ritf' s e'niered 'uzestd-" 1 chowkerz, overpowered the German patrols, entered cafes where they slew iXrermah officers, and',withdrew with out loss., ' ; ~' ' f '* A'"," r Seventy-three German.^nd--thirteen. Austrian vessels detained or captured in Russia are gazetted,

DETAILS OF DISASTER.

GERMAN RIGHT TURNED.

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LOSS OF CRUISERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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LOSS OF CRUISERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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