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THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN.

FRIGHTFUL CARNAGE AMONG

GERMANS,

Petuograd, December 22,

There are now six hundred thou sand Austro Germans in West Galicia attempting to relieve Cracow. The Pryemysl garrison has suffered heavy losses in futile attempts to break through

The Germans in Poland are now tiying to outflank the Opocbno force operating on Sochazew During the fighting at Krasniz, which finally jnded in the Germans retreating, he enemy repeatedly assailed Rus. <ian positions,* only to be -swept back •Ti:h fearful losses. Machine guns piled up quivering ridges of human bodies, as the Germans rushed forward inging, and tben fell in heaps, -jcream3 and groans interrupting the patriotic songs. Eighteen attacks vere made on December 6th, costing b.9 Germans four thousand killed. RECAPTURING BELGRADE. Belgrade was recaptured after a iesperate struggle. The Austrians put ip a good fight until the fall of Tor 1 enk demoralised them and caused a general "sauve gui peut." The multi arious races constituting the garrison I here commenced fighting to decide vho should go first. The Austrians held the bridge which they had thrown -.cross tbe Save to the la3t, enabling he retreat, though wild and disorganised, to - continue. Eventually the .Servians destroyed the bridge, causing LSO officers, 10 000 men and thousndrf of noises and much material to .'all into Serb hands.

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THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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