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FRENCH WARSHIP TORPEDOED.

MANY LIVES LOST

Borne, April 28 The Leon Gambetta was steaming at seven knots going to Malta when a submarine suddenly appeared. The second torpedo exploded, flooding the engine room, wrecking the dynamos and throwing the ship into darkness. The wireleßß was all© paralysed and

unable to signal for help. The cap I tain headed for the shore, in the hope I of beaching his ship. Two boats i which were lowered capsized, [ ing all aboard them. An Italian j patrol flotilla, which was cruising near hy, rushed up tn tbe rescue regardless of the chance of tbe mihmarine mis taking them for French in the darkness. Tbey found tbe blue jackets clinging to the wreckage and others to rafts constructed of oars and pranks. Rear Admiral Senes went down with the ship. Except the-watch he crew were sleeping at their qoarrire, and the survivors who were picked up were without clothing

GERMANS BEATEN BY BELGIANS

Paris, April 28

Tne "Temps" etates that the Ger roans on Monday night attempted to repeat Saturday's gas manoeuvre, but the Belgians were warned and took necessary precautions. When the Germane, confident that the gases had been effective in asphyxiating the de fenders, edvanced south of Dixmude in compact masses, the Belgians mowed them down with machine guns and then furiously charged,"routing the attackers with enormous losses. RUSSIAN FLEET IN THE * BOSPHORUS Petrogbad, April 28 Besides the outer forts of -the Bosphorus, the Russian fleet on Sunday bombarded Anatole. Eavak and Rumeli Eavak; also Majar, further south, at close range far several hours, and inflicted heavy, losses GREECE'S OPPORTUNITY Athens, April 28. There is excitement in Greece at the Allies' success in the Dardanelles, and many express disappointment at another splendid opportunity of intervention having been lost by Greece LOSS OF THE LEON GAMBETTA Paris April 28 Official—The French cruiser Leon Gatobatta wag torpedoed in the Adriatic on Monday night- The bulk of the crew were saved. RUSSIAN SUCCESSES London, April 28 The High Commissioner reports : — Oα the left bank of the Vistula there were skirmishes on Sunday in favour of the Russians in the Carpathians On Sunday, after artillery prepare tion, the enemy assaulted the heights north east of Orsozpatak, Storming parties reached the barbwire entangle ments only to be mowed down there by the Russian fireOn Monday night there was a fruit l&.B attack by"the enemy on the Uezok Pass-

There was stubborn fighting in the direction of StrylA whole Austrian battalion surrendered on Monday. On Tuesday the Russians damaged and captured two aeroplanes in the Camas-

AUSTRIAN REGIMENT CAPTURED Petrogbad, April 28 The official communique etates "Our airmen bombed German aero planesAt Sanniki we captured two Austro German aeroplanes An Austrian regiment in the Stryl district surrendered."

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FRENCH WARSHIP TORPEDOED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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FRENCH WARSHIP TORPEDOED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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