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Amsterdam, November 1

Tbe Germans have burnt the pier at Blackenberge, and ordered the people to leave the coast towns. Many are fleeing to Holland. The fugitives state that the Germans began re treating the moment firing was heard 'rota guns in the direction of Thour iar,, and everything indicates a Ger nan retreat from Dixmude. British aviators dropped bombs on German war material collected at Lichtervelde, and effected much dam age. The Germans have further rein forced 'he co*st line between Ostend •tod Knocke, and mo''e forufipd ffpnches have been thrown up in tin-->,nd dunes, The Germans evacuated Lebbeke and Petteren. Pabis, October 31. Official —We have progressed northwards o£ Soman, and maintained our positions everywhere else, INVASION OF ENGLAND POSTPONED. Amsterdam, November 1*? A number o£ trains filled with cannon and pieces of submarines from Germany for the Belgian coast are detained at Bruges until further order?, as the attack on England is, according to the Germans,* postponed until the present battle bus been decided The French Army Service Corps buried in a little over a week in the Ypres district 25,000 German dead. The German losses in the Dixmude district are on a similar Bcalo. Tbe dead in some cases are piled a yard high. Several hundred German soldiers in mufti attempted to enter Holland. 5 Dutch soldiers recognising them threatened to intern them there, RUSSIANS IN POLAND. Amsterdam, Nov. 1 An official statement from Berlin is that the situation westward of Warsaw is still undecided. The Russians are slowly pursuing us. . We are still drawing up in battle array HEAVY GERMAN LOSSES. Petrograd, Nov. 1 Official—German attempts on the east Prussian front to break through the v centre of fortified position near Bakolarjevo failed after five days' fruitless attacks in which the Germans suffered tremendous losses. There are large heaps of dead fronting our trenches. Wh are advancing io «eve nil distiictP of the East Prussian fiont Russians beyond the Vistula are firmly occupying the position Dene voes Lodz Ostrovec. Ihe situation in Galicia is unchanged. TSINGTAO FORTS SILENCED. Tokio, Nov. 1 Mo 4of the forts at Taingtao have been silenced One is in flames, and on ! y iwo are replying. * A German gunboat has been sunk. r HORRORS IN POLAND. , London, November 1. An early winter, with heavy rame, sleet and snow, is adding to the horrors of the fighting in Poland. The mud in the trenches reaches to the men's knees. Yet they are forced to remain inactive in it chilled to the bones. Soutb of Warsaw the ground is so soft that guns and transport waggons constantly stick and many have to bs abandoned. ALLIES THREATEN TURKEY. The Allies' Note presented to Tur key on Friday threatens to break off diplomatic relations if their demands are not satisfied. A reply has not been received. Washington, November 1. The Porte informed the French Ambassador that the warship raids occurred without its knowledge The Allies' representatives are pre paring to laave Constantinople. BOMBARDMENT OF NOVOBOS-

HICK. Petrogbad, November 1. The bombardment of Novorossick by the Turkish cruiser Homadieh lasted three hours, She flew the Russian flag as she approached the port. She fired 200 shells, mostly against petroleum tanks, merchantmen and grain elevators. The Turks fired 100 shells at the Odosia. TURKISH DESTROYERS AT WORK. Petrograd, November 1. Tue gunboat Kurpaz at Odessa repelled the attack of two Turkish torpedo destroyers which were harrying the merchantmen. The Frnch steamer Portugal was attacked uider.cover of darkness. It was struck four times above the Waterline. Turkish 'orpedo destroyers manoeuvring in the harbour discharged all their guns, destroying the Kubauezy's wooden superstructure. Two Russian merchantmen aud a steam launch were shelled. The attempt to torpedo the Kubanetz failed. The steamer 'Yalta floated on the surface for three boure, stern upwards. Pilot boats saved .the paseengere and crew. The majority of the Kazeb's complement were saved on rafts. Pktrograd, November 1, Newspapers report that the Turkish fleet set fire to fifty oil reservoirs in Novorossusk and five in Odessa. It

also Sfnik fourteen transports and destroyed several grain warehouses and a wireless station at Novorosausk, London, Nov. 1. The Allies' Ambassadors at Constantinople have received their pass porta.

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GERMANS IN RETREAT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3449, 3 November 1914

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GERMANS IN RETREAT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3449, 3 November 1914

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