GERMAN NAVAL ACTIVITY.
EXPLOIT UP RUSSIAN SUB
Petrograd, June 9
The newspaper, "Army Messenger," reports that a Russian submarine at. tacked a fleet of ten battleships be tween Windau and Gotland, and fired several torpedoes. As she dived, she heard loud explosions.
The German fleet was recently active near Riga When it became convinced of the presence of our submarines and mine barriers it sailed in a south-westerly direction.
A German second clas3 cruiser struck a mine, and was towed to Libau.
A Russian submarine sank the the steamer Hindenberg near Papensec.
AUSTRALASIANS AT THE
ONE MAN HOLDS A TRENCH
Sydney, June d. Private Carroll, writing to a friend, says that after landing his platoon rushed and occupied a trench on the hill top, which they had to hold as a front from Sunday morning to Tues , day bight under continuous machine gun fire and constant rushes. On Monday night the Turks ,shiffced some big guns and enfiladed us, and fairly blew the trench to pieces. On Thurs' day they charged, and we passed the word to die fighting. Our fire heaped them up like rabbits in front of our trench They got all but one of us, including the officers, and for fully twenty minutes there was only one man on his feet. Wβ were then reinforced. We had done our duty, and held the position although there were only sixty of us in the trench. THE MUNITIONS BILL.
London, June 9. The Munitions Bill has passed the House of Lords, and received the royal assent,
Lord St. David said be regretted the Bill did not give power to requisi tion men as well as workers. He dissociated himself from the attacks made on the great organised working classes, and said that the upper classes had come wonderfully well out of the trial, but there were still idlers among them. Even amoog the members of the House of Lords there were men who had not dove a day's work for themselves or anybody else since they were born. Their sons were still hanging round the theatres and music halls, and while that was so if; was no use going to the workmen and talking conscription or compulsory service. Men who refused to work should be made to fight.
Sydney, June 10
Captain Bean, cabling from Alexandria on June Bth. says that the fighting is confined to that part of the line known as Quinn's Point. The Turks sapped up to two holes outside the trenches caused by mine explosion, and turned the craters into bomb proof shelters. Two portions of light horse attacked and occupied the shel ters, but were only able to retain one. A trench beyond our left, which the New Zealanders took and held for 48 hours, was afterwards enfiladed by ar tillery and became untenable The New retired to their old positions General yon Banders di. rected the attack on May 19th. The men say that they only hope that be directs some more of them. All the men arein splendid fettle and well fed
London, June 9. Mr Balfour, on behalf of the Admiralty, in the House of Commons, said that a German submarine had been sunk and 6 officers and 21 of the crew imprisoned.
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GERMAN NAVAL ACTIVITY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915
GERMAN NAVAL ACTIVITY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 11 June 1915
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