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BELGIAN GUNS USELESS.

London, October 14. Members of the Naval Brigade state that when tbey arrived at Antwerp they learnt that the marines were being hard pressed by thirty thousand Germans. The First and Second Naval Brigades hurriedly reinforced the marines, and found the Belgians had withdrawn, leaving the flanks of the marines exposed. The British retirement from the line of the Nethe was accomplished on Wed nasday night. Tbat the Germans did not discover the withdrawal was fortunate, as the British were without field and machine guns. The naval guns arrived too late, and were not even mounted. Mo3t of the Belgian forts and intervening redoubts were manned with old Erupp guns firing black powder. The Germans mostly used 4in. to Sin. ' guns against the forts.

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BELGIAN GUNS USELESS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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BELGIAN GUNS USELESS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 16 October 1914

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