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ALLIES PROGRESS. HEAVY GERMAN LOSSES.

VIOLENT BATTLE PROCEEDING

Pabis, October 26

An official communique dated mid night on Sunday, states : —"A very violent battle is proceeding between Nieuporfc and the River Lya. The Germans have crossed the Veer between Nieuporfc and Dixmude. The enemy's attacks westward and southward of Lille have been repulsed. Our troops advanced slightly north-west of Soissona, and also in the Graonne dis tricfc. Our heavy artillery fire in tbe Woevrs commands the ThiancourtHoursard and Bainville roads, one of r he enemy's principal lines of com- t nunicafciou towards St. Mihiel." i GERMAN REGIMENT ANNI- ' HJLATED. ' - - '' i It is reported tbat an entire Ger- ~ man infantry rfgimen fc was anniliiatcd in the Argonne during oper tions in the woods northwards of La Ihalade HUNDREDS OF CORPSES. Tbe enemy bas suffered very grave osses in Northern France and on tbe oast of Belgium. Fifteen hundred jormnn corpses were found in one united area, and six hundred prisoners vere tnk^rj. On Saturday five German aero ilaues were brought down. Two ierninn aeroplnnes were shot down at VI ontidior, a third at Rheims, afourth it Gi'avnlines and a fifth at Amiens. GLORIOUS BRITISH FIGHTING. Paris, October 26 Details of the action at Veille Chapelle show that the British artil lery bombarded tbe German position From Daron till 3 o'clock. A bayonet 3barge was then ordered, and tbe British gleefully quitted the trenches, md advanced cautiously for a mile, using all possible cover, After anni hilaling the Germans itt two lines of entrenchments with little loss, tbey made a short halt, and then, with a splend'd final dash to the main position, they got the Germans on tbe run. Tbe trenches were full of dead. The charge was maintained for six miles, which is perhaps the longest on record Tbe Germans lost 6000 killed. Tbe British proved immeasurably superior to the Germans in the open field. THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE. London, October 26, Rotifers Pefcrograd correspondent g-.atea that tbe Germans are evaeuat ing Lodz. IN SOUTH AFRICA, Pketokia, October 26. Colonel Van Derventer is engaging Mat-itz at Calvinia. .Ninety-two rebels bave surrendered to scouts,- who captured two Maxims. TREATMENT OF GERMAN PRISONERS. Wellington, October 27. It is announced that stricter treatment will in future be accorded to prisoners of war in New Zealand on the same lines as that meted out to German prisoners in Great Britain,

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ALLIES PROGRESS. HEAVY GERMAN LOSSES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3448, 28 October 1914

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ALLIES PROGRESS. HEAVY GERMAN LOSSES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3448, 28 October 1914

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