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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S RE PORT.

SIR JOHN FRENCH'S REPORT,

SPLENDID FIGHTING OF TROOPS

High Commissioner reports— LONDON, May 17. Sir John Frenoh reports the firet army made a successful attack between Riche bourg Lavour and Festubert, breaking the enfttuy's line over the greater part of a two mile front. The attack commenced at midnight Bouth of Ricbebourcr-Lavour, where we carried two successive lines of German breastworks on a front of GOO yards-

At Mill Miive, farther south, another at■atkat dawn carried 1200 yards of German front line trenches, and pushed rapidly on, extending its success 700 yards further south by bombing along German trenches. Wβ have crossed tbe ReetuderQuinque road, and advanced nearly a mile into the German lino.

Fighting continues in our favour, Througout the day our bravo troops fought splendidly. . 7

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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S RE PORT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S RE PORT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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