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EUROPE.

MIGtICO.M.M.iaSKJNIiK'rt - .\\i\ jt , 1000 G ••n-t-N- KI-=.l*ci' briNDOM, Fs<tji.ia y 28 lL>e iligD (Jamuiiddijauf repaid ;—

"Patig reports that at Dixmude, in Belgium, our artillery demolished two of the enemy's earthwork?, infantry occupying a farm on the right bank of the YserAn avia'or threw bomta on tie V s i• ifhtif- railway station at Osiciitl Tn a frci«h bombardment of «ix'..y sheih we c firk<l and partialh dierroyed tho e«.thfdnil In Champagne district two Geroint earthworks taken , Grmnd gain dat everal other points and taken. Total ensmy surrenders dv ing last ten days over one thousand.' , BUSSIAN SUCCESSES, LONDON, February 28 Mr Martin Donohoe, of the- ' Daih Chronicle," wires that the Russians re captured Stanislavrff on Wednesday at thi bayonet's point. There was desperate street fighting The Auetrians wer routed, and fled in oonfusion, The Kuseians recaptured Rolomyje, after a severe engagement, -fifty miles north of Czernowitz. whioh the* Rueeians are again threatening. ■ ~ PETROGRAD, February 28, Official—The Germans are now on the d tensive along almost the whole front. A battalion, with sxppere, advanced in the Lobf Valley. The Bussian artillery waited until part of the column had crossed the River, and then opened fire, annihilating the enemy. A. few score who survived were captured. Our artillery at Aseovio Buoeesslully engaged tbe enemy's heavy batteries. GERMANS IN RETREAT. DISORDERLY FLIGHT. Our offensive at Przzasnysz is being v'w oarriusly pushed. We recaptured the town of Przasnyez, The German retreat extends over a oonstn.n:ly widening front: In some places it has developed into a disorderly flight, in which great numbers are hourly > captured. Oar cavalry are pursuing the rs' treating armies. Desppr»te Austrian attacks in the Bozui , a.cfl di-trice hive been repulsed, and 19 ofliotrs and 1595 men captured. THE PORTE. RETREAT TO BUSSA. LONDON, Feb. 28. Three trains ars kept in readiness with steam up to remove tbe Sultan and his entourage in case of danger' SOFIA, February 28. An attempted assassination of Talaat Bey at Stamboul is reported, The bullet missed. A cable states that a Turkish general suspected of intriguing to be made Sultan, and to negotiate for peace, was murdered by Government order. ■ ATHENS, February 28. The Potte has decided to transfer the seat of Government to Bussa. Many of the leading inhabitants are leaving Stamboul. PARIS, February 28. Turkish torpedo boats reconnoitred in tbe Nagava Passage, but precipitately withdrew, Panic prevails at Constantinople. Heavy casualties are officially admitted. ATTACK ON EGYPT ABANDONED. CAIRO, February 28, Tbe Turks have retreated so far that anj further attack on Egypt is unlikely. A small force is still at Eluake, but the bulb of the army it at Elauj* and Beersheua. Djemel,Pasha and many of. the Germans who are with him returned to Constantinople. CAPTURE OF THE DAOIA. LONDON, February ,28. Official.—A French cruiser captured the Adaoia, bringing ber to Brest. (The Dacia is the American food ship which has caused so much international discussion as to the chances of ber stoppage by Britain. Her capture by France entirely upsets the arguments based on prospective British capture ] A FRENCH VICTORY. LONDON, February 28. The defeat of tbe Germans at Obaieau Reerentage, on the road from Ypres to Mmm, was due to the cleverness of the French, The fight began on the 19th, and lasted three days, The Germans attacked, tnd found themselves exposed to an intense artillery fire on the flank. The Germans with guns of I'nger range, trind to hinder the French reserves from supporting Tbe struggle oentred roand the Cnateau. There was a great fight to take tbe last trench. The Frenoh dug a cross trench, and quietly moved machine guns and a mo tar, with which they enfiladed the enemy. An ad-> vance followed. The Frenoh, using hand grenades, dashed through the trench, and killed tbe defenders to a man The Germans lost 400 killed and 600 wounded, the Frenoh 50 killed and 80 wounded. GERMAN REGIMENT ANNIHILATED. PARIS, February 28. Prisoners taken in the recent fighting re. port that the <J2nd Regiment was entirely annihilated, . '

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EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3402, 2 March 1915

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EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3402, 2 March 1915

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