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ROUT GERMANS AT YPRES

Paris, May 2,

After penetrating the Belgian line between Ypres and Langemarck the Germans entrenched preparatory to a further advance, Meanwhile the Belgians concentrated their Grenadier battalion, with many machine guns, in strong entrenchments. Absolute silence was ordered in tbe Belgian ranks. The Germans confidently advanced in massed formation towards Ypres, and were allowed to approach within 160 metres of the Belgian i trenches. Then a whistle sounded, j and every rifle and machine gun sud denly burst forth, and was worked at fullest capacity The foremost German ranks were unable to escape this hail of death owing to the pressure of the advancing masses behind, and soon tbe ground was carpeted with German corpses. One thousand Germans were killed aud wounded. The remainder b oke and fled from the sudden terror. The Belgians bad few killed and 400 wounded. THE DARDANELLES

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ROUT GERMANS AT YPRES, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915

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ROUT GERMANS AT YPRES Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915

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