THE ALLIES ADVANCE.
London, Octobsr 21. The Allies made excellent progress in Belgium. The British naval guns, finding the '•aDge marvellously, shelled the eoerny *long the Dyke. The German artillery was forced to retire, and the Allies made a general advance. Many Germans were taken prisoners and large numbers of Belgian and French prisoners were rel6ased v German officers are dejected, and sonfess that; their armies in France and Belgium are retreating.
Seven train loads of German wounded have reached Bruge?. British warships on the coast, near Ostend, raked the villages southward of Middelkirk, and dropped heavy shells in the rear of the Germans.
A detachment, with machine guns, advanced, and the Germans were caught between two fires. They wavered and then yielded, and tbe nfantry then pushed forward. Tbe cannonading from tbe sea inoiea'rd and the infantry fire re doubled, and the whole German line resting on tbe sea retreated. The Germans removed their guns towards Ostend, Wounded are traversing Bruges to Ghent and Bni33els
The Allies expelled five thousand Germans from Bruges. A great Belgian success is reported at Router 3. The Germans were driven with considerable losses to Pitthem.
The Germans on Sunday ordered a strong force, mo3tly youths under 20, to cross the Yser afc all costs. They failed in tbe task, and their losses are estimated at nearly 10 per cent of the
force, Tbe Germans, who were strongly posted at Lebizafc, near Armentieres, [desperately attempted to break j through the Allies' line. . Tbe combat lasted from dawn to midday, the Germans then weakening under the heavy artillery fire. The German position was stormed at tbe point of the bayenet. Three hundred and and seventy-five Germans were captured in a fight between Ypres and Lilie. PORTUGAL'S HELP. Lisbon, October 21. Tbe Seculo" and "Republic" state that Portugal is sending 8000 artillery men to France under General Jaime de Castro, also 4000 warinss and artillerymen.
The «'Seculo " states that when preparations are complete Portugal will send 90,000 to the front.
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THE ALLIES ADVANCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3447, 23 October 1914
THE ALLIES ADVANCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3447, 23 October 1914
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