WAR IN EUROPE.
THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
ENEMY'S ADVANCE CHECKED,
LONDON, May 5
In Galicia, from thi Vietuta to the Car patbiaoß, there waa a succession of battles hi and .Monday." The enemy rossed te the bauk of the Dunagee River, but their further advance wae cheuked.
Tt»e<e was a particularly desperate fight in the region of Takhofflio, where in the course of counter attacks the Russians took hundreds of prisoners. The Germane ara making their first ap peurance in the Carpathians. HEAVY FIGHTING Iα the sHryl region at Golovetsko there have been very fierce battlas. One hill changed Hands three times, but the Russian finally oaptured it on Monday. Daring the day they took twelvo hundred prisoners and three mitrailleures,. FLANKING MOVEMENT FAILS. At the source of the Eiver Soitze an attempt by the enemy to envelope the Bus* sian flank failed. Prisoners were taken, and and tbe enemy fell baok in disorder. At certain points tbe enemy attempted to cross the Nida,. but oounter attacks compelled them to evacuate the left bank of the river uear Krasneff. The enemy concentrated hurrieuly, and stubbornly threw up entrenchineota,
On Sunday night the Russians attacked the occupants of the trenches with the i ayonet and annihilated them, taking, four hundred prisoners including nine officets.
GERMANS GRIM STRUGGLE. LONDON, May 5
A correspondent in North France reports that despite the appalling losses they suffer d the Geinans have not relinquished their offensive, and are still grimly struggling for the possession of tbe Calais road.
TUBKISH /EROPLANES DESTROYED
LONDON, May 5. Two Turkish »roplanea dropped bomos on warabips off Bedd £1 Bahi without doing harm. Tbe warships' gun fire brought duwn both machines, and the German avia , tors who manned them were made P " BOMK 'BRITISH BUCO3BSBB.
PARIS, May 5,
Tbe official communique states that the British left repulsed an attack north of Ypre-) on Tuesday evening Fienoh artillery took the Germans on the flank, in , Hiding serious lossses. SsMOAN CURRENCY. WELLINGTON, May 6 The High Commi sioner reports:— Mr \litn mentioned that British currency is now in use at Samoa, aud postal money orders iind bank drafts could now be sent to Marnoa. The Postal Department end also tiie Bank of New Zealand having opened a branch, the only ditch was due to the discovery that the amount of German currency was larger than was thought, but that is being overcome.
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915
WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915
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