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FIGHTING AT ST. ELOI.

HEAVY LOSSES.

London, March 21

"Eye Witness" statps that the fighting at St, Eloi on the 14th and 15th mat waa of tbe fiercest description The Germuns suffered terrible losses, and paid dearly for the tempor* ary occupation of the village. They barricaded the streets, which were defended by machine guns, We etormed these one by one, our men coming on time after time regardless of losses until the village was cleared. The heavy toll of officers at Neuve Chapelle was due to tbe intricate nature of the country, which was intersected with hedges and ditches compelling the platoon officers to advaac9 and find a way to circumvent the obstacles. BTEAMEE TORPEDOED. London, Maren 21. An 8000 ton cargo steamer was torpedoed off Beachy Head on Sunday; but it is believed that shs was not sunk.

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FIGHTING AT ST. ELOI., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 March 1915

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FIGHTING AT ST. ELOI. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 March 1915

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