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THE GREAT VISTULA STRUGGLE. BRITISH WARSHIPS BOMBARD MENT. London, December 2. Tho "Evening New.s" Rmti nlain eorrespoivli ir- sUtes that tho war.-huj-horn hard men t, of Ostend and Zee nriiggd on Monday ngnin stopped the Germans fitting out submarines. ZEEBRUGGE lIARBOUR CLOSED. A.MaXKRDAM, December 2 Tbe "llanrielsbindV Sluis corn-s respondent states- that the harbour •.vmks n!, Zeebrngge wero seriously. '(•T.ri';;:«"t.'.i. 'L'hv s'.uii'-:-- imp Vipf-rt r°n ■•-.'!-,■-I niivvoi Icitii-. iiini tii9 h'ii-'ticiii- i-oorTrpio-'i'iy cio-iJ U) -ii);;-. S;>i>-I'li'i-rines iit'G thus uutiuii; i:o leave. The Br;i',taLi morksmanphip hti'l a great ffleet on the Germans RUSSIANS GREAT ATTACKS. Petrol; tun, December 2 The struggle in Poland is still ua decided. 'Vhe main bait Is line is un altered. A portion of General Yon j toackenscn's army wns driven towards | Lowiir. Anctlier. was hurled b^ck j from Loci::, and a third, 'enibly mauled, was pressed tuvck beyond Trisbin. y i Subsequently during an attempt to brenk through northwards, the Germans ran tbe gauntlot under terrible tire, of batteries to Lowiez and Socbac zew, where tbe Russians received them with a frightful hail of shrapnel | followed by bayonet charges. Then cut off from i;a objective and battered; the «nemy ran the gauntlet south, the Russian batteries, cavalry, and tbe 1-ayoneis i>f tho infantry drove tbaru back on Mure Tho Gernious tire making desperato atte-npts to reinfoice General Macken sen, one of wheat; sections rests or. 1 DtViU.-kovali''. on th--: -Varfcn, *r-l •:< holding the ro?,d to Kalisob. THE GEMMAE AKMIE' : : INVOLVED. [ Pstrog-ead, Deri. j& \ Twelve German army corps are i now involved in tbe Vistula struggle, five under General yon Mackensen, J two from East Prussia under General [ Frencois, and five under General yon J Hindenberg. The latter launched r two army corps 'upon the Eussians who encircled them. Three of Gen- | era! yon Mackensen's corps forcec , the Russians to loosen their grip ; imitatirg Napoleon at Leipzig, wher t be liberated Mackdonald by burling | the old Guards and Murat's cavalrj ] upon the enemy. Though the Ger i n&n line was momentarily reconsti i tuted, it has since been turned at Grovno. The Germans are apparently re [ treating under cover of a strong ; rearguard on Strykow. , KING GEORGE IN FRANCE. London, Depember 3. The King spent another day among the wounded men. Tbe Sepoys were delighted at His Majesty's knowledge of the details of the fights they had participated in. . Paris, December 2, President Poincare, M, Vivani and General JoffYe visited tho British headquarters at St. Araer yesterday. King George and M Poincare then motored to tbe front, and passed tbe day in the British lines. OFFICIAL REPORTS.' Wellington, Dee. 3. His Excellency the Governor has received tbe following message from tho Secretary of State: — "In France the Belgians bave been engaged in a sharp action in North Arra3 The enemy endeavour 1 ed without success to come out of their trenches south of Biss choote, between Bstbune and Lens. The French carried the chateau and the Port of Vertnelles by assault after a somewhat hot encounter. Russian headquarters reports state tbat the Russian offensive has been snecessful north of Lowiez, Tbe German reinforcements from Kalisch have bsen engaged with losses, where desperate lighting tool? plaoe in the *outh. A brigade of infantry and Prussian Guards, with five batteries, were dislodged and forced back in a disorderly retreat," NEW FORCES GO TO THE FRONT. Wellington, December ;j. To-day a telegram has been received by His Excellency the Governor from the Secretary of State for tbe Colonies, authorising His Excellency to announce that the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces j bave ':. •"■.'? disembarked in Egypt to f assist Mi the uefouja ?f that country, and also to complete fchoir trainug 'here, When theig training ;:: 20"?. ploted. both contingents will proceed direct to tbe front to fight alongside thta other British fcroens.

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NEW ZEALANDERS DISEMBARK IN EGYPT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3458, 4 December 1914

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NEW ZEALANDERS DISEMBARK IN EGYPT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3458, 4 December 1914