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London, October 14

Official—Paris reports state engagements took place in the Ghent district on the night of tbe 12th and 13th and day 13th. Operations proceeding normally on left wing to Vise. Progress in Berry Aubec district confirmed. Right wing unaltered. German advance seawards continues. Two German submarines were sunk in the Baltic. Austria is massing on Servian frontier tbe largest army yet employed against Servia. Later—Official.—Anglo French force occupied Ypres.

Petrograd, October 14. Official—A battie commenced on Sunday on tbe left bank of the Vistula along roads leading to Ivangorod. and Warsaw, Tbe Russian main force is holding tbe line Sandoiniez Ivangorod against one and a half million of German?, including Landstum and Landweter brigades, and 270,000 Austrians Every Austrian division is linked with a German corps, whereby it is hoped to eive it tbe necessary stiffening.

The German line extends to Jawo row, north of Pryemysl, but there is an extensive advance in Galicia, Tbe chief strength ig in Southern Poland, though German reportß claim 40,000 Russian casualties near Pryemsysl. Tho Austro Germans are trying lo effect a double envelopment of the Russians in Galicia and Lublin. The German left has been repulsed with heavy losses in a series of sanguinary skirmishes at Skiermeivice, East

Prussia, The fighting in the recent engagement at Ratabka was hand to band fighting between Don Cossacks and Germans. The former swam tbe river and got behind the Germans. They were thus enabled to capture three thousand prisoners, complete batteries and eight armoured motors. The fighting at Augustwo took place in a dense fog, in which the Germans on several occasious advanced to the very muzzles of tbe Ru?sian guns. During the fighting wolves were continually hovering round and pouncing on the dead and wounded. The stretcher bearers were ; frequently compelled to fire upon them. I CONFLICTING REPORTS. j ] Petrograd, October 14. , An incident on the battlefield of i St. Augustine shows the Germans at ' their best and worst. The Russians \ found a Russian officer with his face j covered with a clotb, Oa his breast J was a watch with a note saying, "Ad ? honourable enemy bas taken only ' notebook for military information. I Unfortunately unable to take this ~ severely wounded man, as we have i ourselves many wounded." Nearby i were the bodies of six Cossacks with j (heir ears but off and their eyes 3 gouged out. ', f

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THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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