ITALIANS AT ISONZO.
Rome, June 20,
Official—Details of tne battleafor the heights on the left bank of Isonzo C')'>;rDni:ding Pluvn, which is at the bottom of the Pass and ghut- in by steep, wooded =!nnea with a swift and deep vivnr u>l w>o, r-how that our troops in (him und courogeoua effort.?, 'Vhi-y'\hr»-\v pontoons across tvr> night »nd n'facked at dnwn on the G h in fricQ of terrible difficulries, including clt-ep networks of stout barbed wire, reinforced by iron bars and numerous hiddeu heavy guns, The tfcalinnp. after repeated assaults with cold steel, flebouched in the eve ning on the border of the first position All counter attacks were driven back.
Wo carried the heights on the 17th but tbe enemy concentrated a violent artillery and machine g-un fire, and repeatedly sent fresh troops to attack These were decimated, and finally re pulsed with the bayoaet. Our losses were serious, but the results won were important.
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ITALIANS AT ISONZO., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 22 June 1915
ITALIANS AT ISONZO. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 22 June 1915
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