WAR IN EUROPE.
ALLIED ATTACK UPON
Cairo, Junß 23. Official—General Gourand at 4 30 o'clock on Monday morning began an attack upon tha formidable works of Kereves Dera By noon the French second division had captured all the first and second line of trenches opposite them, including the famous Harecot redoubt, with a maze of entanglements and communication trenches
The first French division on the right, after fierce fighting, captured trenches, but were driven out. They again captured them, but were once more forced to fall back
The British artillery then assisted the French left, which finally launched a line attack at six o'clock in the evening, and captured 600 yds of the first trenches, which are sfciil beia despite heavy counter-attacks through out the nigbfc,
The enemy lost very heavily. The French seventy-fives j meticaily wiped out a Turkish battalion, which an aeroplane detected. The elan and contempt of danger of the young Fn nch draft of the last contiugent, averaging 20 years of oge was most ad mini bio.
During tbe fighting Ibe battleship Saint Louia did excellent eetvica against the Asiatic batteries."
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915