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WAR IN EUROPE.

GERMAN NAVY LOOSE. CRUISERS BOMBARD ENGLISH COAST. LATEST HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. London, December 17. "High Comnnssionpr reports:- English coast bombardment. Casualties . Troop- ILvt'eooiit killed ten wounded. Damage ' ? one town ga-wo ks n'rpd. Pnopte cowed atreets, Approxitnately twem.y t.wo kuled and fifty wounded Sc>n borough thirteen casualties, Whitby two killed and two wounded, Everywhere entire absence panic."

CRUISERS'BOMBARD ENGLISH COAST. LATEST HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. London, December 17. "High Comnnssionpr reports:- English coast bombardment. Casualties . Troop- ILvt'eooii! povsn killed ten wounded. Damage ' ? one town ga-wo ks firpd. Pnopte cowed streets. Approximately twenty two kulwl and fifty wounded Bern borough thirteen casualties, Wfairby two killed and two wounded, Everywhere entire absence panic."

Wellington-, Dec 17 Tbe Prime Minister bus received tbe following from the High Commispioner, December 16:— "Tbe Germans sbe!M Scarborough and Hartlepool British ilo'illaa are engaged The situation is develop ing, Whit'oy, Middleborough and ' Redcar were also bombarded by the Germans. The fortress at West Hartle pool engaged the German war vessels. and tbe enemy was driven off. A small German vessel fired at Scarborough and W-hifc'oy." I Two cruiaei-3 bombard&d Whitby, ! A number of bouses were partially I destroyed, and also the Abbey. One person was killed and several wore injured The Press Bureau states ihat the Germans engaged the fortress at West Hartlepool, but were driven off. There are huge bole 3in several build ings, and the town hall is badly damaged- The Scarborough wireless station is intact. Many of tbe inhabitants of Scarborough fled towards Hull. The bombardcaent began afc 8 o'c'ock in the morning. It is reported thab several buildings were! damaged there. The Scarborough Exchange Com pany reports tbrtt four German cruisers participated in the shelling on December 16 r .h. Particulars available are meagre as tbe military authorities have taken control of tha telegraphic comrauni cations. About forty shells fell in .Scar borough, their objectives being apparently the wireless station and tbe | town hall. Two struck St. Martin's Church during communion. Tbe congregation remained calm. The attacking cruisers steamed slowly past tbe town. THIRTY PEOPLE KILLED ROWS OF HOUSES DESTROYED London. December 16 Tbe bombardment of West Hartie pool took place simultaneously with that of Scarborough, and la'fctil tweafcy live minutes. The sbelle fired the gaswork*, but the result is un known. Rows of bouses worn destroyed, and a number of peopit , wore killed. The Press Ass .cution reports a naval engagement, off Hartlepool. A British destroyer flo ilia encountered three German cruisers eight miles oil the coast. It is reported that High teen people were killed at Scm borough. Thirty shells were thrown at, Wniby Soinfell three mile- inland. Tbe darriMp rJone was chiefly in 'be Meadow fie.i diwrict, where a civilian died of hi injuries.

LINER'S NARROW ESCAPE j MINEB ON IRISH COAST London, December 16. The, Cnnard liner Transylvanin which bus arrived here reports hay irq narrowly escaped destruction by a mine off the north of Ireland. Two t mines collided a short distance before | her bows, and exploded, throwing up f\ bnge column of water into the air. A fragment of steel tore the railing- , along the Cunader's side, and tlu force of the explosion lifted the bow* out of the water. She had 366 pas sengers aboard. TBE EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN London, December 16. The "Times" correspondent at Cairo is convinced tbat the Turks are no mafch for the Egyptian garrison. Flow the Tαrk<i are going to cross tbe desert in sufficient strength to attack is not clear,', j DEATH OF NRW ZEALAND ! VOLUNTEER i Wellington. December 17. j Cable advice has been received at tbe defence headquarters to day of tbe death of Private John Archibald Campbell, of the Wellington Infantry , Battalion, .at Abbassia Hospital. Cairo, on the evening of the Mtb j insfc. Deceased, who was 27 years of nge, was a horse driver, and came from Napier. His next of kin h Donald Campbell, of Wesiey road, Nanier.

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914

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