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RUSE TO DbXSiIVE ALLIES. London, December 6. Tbe "Observer*" Amsterdam correspondent says mystery has enveloped iho ftiovemeuis of tbe German forces iin Belgium. Appann-iy tbey were lo deceive the Allies, giving the appear' ance of n strong oliVur-ive, while tendsending iaige forces eastwards. BELGIUM DEFENCES. j Tbi- Germans hove c:o< str uct< d a wuli of c-n;cre;e six'y miies long from i Et-c oo to ib. soinb w>.--t of Bm.w!-, ) whither tbey will retire if ihe Allies .ake the offensive. { ALLIES CONCENTRATTVE j MOVEMENTS. j London, December G. i Tho "Bourse Gazette" predicts jconeentrative movements shortly by . the Allies, both in tbe aasfc and west, for tbe purpose of stopping the Germans shifting her troops between both frontiers. SUPERIOR FRENCH ARTILLERY London, December 6. Tbe "Times'" correspondent says the French artillery on tbe Aisne during tbe past month has demonstrated its°superiority. It was not realised at first that shell fire was so important, nnd it was necessary to use ainmnni tion sparingly. It ia now demonstrato'l that the French guns have maintained excellent practice. CAPTURE OF DE WET. HOW. WILL HE" BE PUNISHED? London, Dec 6 There i/trmeh speculation in Capetown as to the ultimate fate of De \ Wet, because the Free State rebellion was due to his prestige. Martial law ■ is opeivi'ivp, and be is liable to the death anility. The opinion in Britain is that the Union is unlikely to exact tho supreme penalty for political reasons. ITALY'S ATTITUDE. FAVOURS JOINING THE ALLIES Rome, Dec. 6. The Chamber of Deputies by 413 votes to -19 approved of Signqr Sandra's declaration. [The declaration was tbat Italy would support the rule of right, and if Parliament strengthened the Cabinet's hands they would pursue the defence of tbe country's interests with vigilant concern for its future destinies. Signor Salanclra declared amid indescribable enthusiasm that neutrality could not be the exclusive aim of Italian policy.] TURKISH ARMY, 300,000 CONCENTRATED London, Dec, G The Turkish forces concentrated betwean Enos and Adrianopie and the frontier of Bulgaria aggregate 300,000. They are well supplied with powerful artillery, and divided into two armies, KING GEORGE AT FRONT. VISITS TRENCHES UNDER FIRE. London, December 6. The "Centra! News" agency says that, at a certain place of the tour the Staff suggested it- was unsafe to visit the trenches, which were recently tbe objective of artillery fire. The King replied : "All the more reason why I should go there. There is no reason why I should not take risks." Tbe King then went to the trenchos and chatted with the troops. BARRISTERS AT THE FRONT London, Dec. 6. There a-re 500 British barristers at J the fi'ont.

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MOVEMENTS OF GERMAN TROOPS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3459, 8 December 1914

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MOVEMENTS OF GERMAN TROOPS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3459, 8 December 1914