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It is estimated that the AustroGermans have 1,250,000 troops at the CarpatbiaDs. General VVeirsob, in command of the German?, is be tween Cracow and Tarnow, Prince Eugene between the Duratz River and Bartfeld. then General Boero vitcb is opposite Mezaborez, General Bemermoli between Vaertey and Ung, General Linfzirger at the Beskia Pups and General Pflszer on the extreme right THE VOSGEB LINE. London, April 14. A British officer with French troop?, who toured from Tbann in Alsace to St. Mibid in the Argcnne, states that the southern Vopges cansist of the line from the plains of Alsace, whence to St. Mibiel there are ti'enche?, and the same close fighting that characterises glanders. The summits of the range are six hundred to a thousand metres (about 7250 feet) in height. Tbe slopes are very steep, tbe valleys very deep, and tbe whole are covered with pine forests on the German side of the frontier. Tbe main roads are splendid military highways built by tbe Germans with a view to the transport of the heaviest guns. Where the villages are too far from tbe fighting line to allow of tbe billeting of the troop?, en carspments have been constructed in the woods. • Where roads are exposed to the view of tbe enemy, tbe French planted trees and branches as a screen Tbe heaviest guns have been dragged up tbe mountaiDs and cunningly 93tab lisbed, and tbe French can now shell the railways, factories, and canton ments used by tbe Germans in the valleys. ZEPPELIN IN ENGLAND London, April 15. A Zeppelin dropped several bombs on the outskirts of Blytbe, in Northumberland, to night.


THREE CIVILIANS KILLED Paris, April 15 A Zsppelin dropped bombs afc Nancy, but no fatalities were caused. Incendiary bomb 3 started several fires, and a paint and varni3b factory was destroyed. A communique states that a Zep pelin dropped bombs at Baillent. Tbfy missed tbe aviation ground, but killed tbree civilians. Two German aeroplanes were brought down else wbere, and tbe aviators captured ADotber was brought down nortb of Verden and tbe avia'or wounded.


Rome, April 4

Tbe German concentration in tbe Carpathians to help tbe Auetrians is being watobei with deep concern. If Russia sweeps into Huugary it is ex pected that Austria will sue for peace. The* Italian War Party nrges prompt intervention in order fcoseoora the material advantages of the winning combaiant.

Advicee from Vienna state that the city is alarmed, as news is leaking out respecting the army's plight The wealthy classes have already left. There h a general impression that the Government has lost its bead and does uot know what measures to adopt to prevent or delay disaster.

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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