FALKLAND ISLAND FIGHT.
THE ECnATOJIIORST'S FIRING
London, December 27
The German* in (he Falkland Is land engagement opened fire at such lon/? range that tho British sailors iveiQ allowed to finish their breakfast. They could scarcely bi induced, howtvoi, to ibuidiu belo,v, so eager were they to fight. Tboy toasted the Germans for giving them a chance, 'boug'i only tea was available to drink tbe toast in,
'■ho Schamhorst's firing was dcs c-ibpd as magnificent. After tbe dcs troction of the ward room one Sin shell struck the deck and skated tbe wbole length of the vessel and then exploded harmlessly. The British battleships on getting a e'ear range poured shells upon Lbe enemy's decks, destroying guns ar.d decimating' their crews.
Admiral Sturdee's .repeated, signals demanding the surrender of the Ger manswere not heeded.
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FALKLAND ISLAND FIGHT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914
FALKLAND ISLAND FIGHT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914
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