LONDON, January 20,
The "Chronicle's" Calais correspondent reports that the British on Friday last, the 15th, captured Frelinghoin. The Germans, hoping to take the British unawares, massed eonsiderab'e forces in'Frelinghein, with the objet-t of a saulting the British trench* s. British observers signalled the news to the batteries at Armentieres, and the gunnery immediately commenced, demolishing Frelinghein, and sowing death and confusion among tbe assembled German troops, who were compelled to retire hastily. The British gunners then shelled the German trenches; forcing the evacuation of the first line. Frelinghein has now practically ceased to exist. A great inundation from the Lys is expected.
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BRITISH VICTORY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915