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THE RUSSIAN FRONT.

ENDEAVOUH TO ENCIBOLE

PBZEMSYL

GENEBAL YON MAOK&NBEN'S GBBAT MOVE.

na ■ . m L Petrogr ad, May 30 Official—The enemy has made prodigious efforts in the last few days to encircle Przemsyl. Ob the San the enemy began by a change of front on May 20tb, constructing fifteen bridges General yon Mackensen, on May 24tb hurled armiee between the rivers Li mutaichauku,, , and the Hnn. Simul taneously the enemy's left flank with hundreds of thousands of infantry and a thousand guns attempted to turn us on to the left bank of the Kan on a fifteen mile front, in tbe direction of Badymo Drogotcher.

The Austro German armies, which should have aided General Maekensen to turn Przemysl from the south were decimated near Gussakow, while General Bimanoff, tbe heart of Port Arthur, crushed the ab Labisseco, behind General MacKensen. General Mackensen was repeating a. much larger scale of the manoeuvres made at Lodz in November. The present move is still incomplete, though some of the infantry regiments have lost three quarters" of their I It is premature yet to speak of tbe result despite favourable signs.

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THE RUSSIAN FRONT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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THE RUSSIAN FRONT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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