Paris, July 4
Offioial—General Gouraud was Btruck by the fragments of a shell which burst near an ambulance station to which he bad gone to pay a visit to the wounded. The General's life is not endangered, but he has been invalided home General Bailloud has provisionally assumed command of the forces.
(G°neral Gouraui, the French Cora inander in Chief at the Dardanelles, received three severe though not dangerous wounds).
SULTAN'S CONDITION CRITICAL. Berlin, July 4 The Press Bureau states that the Sultan is in a grave condition. At latest advice serious developments were expected.
THE WESTERN THEATRE
GERMAN ATTACKS REPULSED
Paris, Jnly 4 A communique states that tbe Germans, in close formation last night, attacked our positions on tbe sunken road Angre3 to Ablain. Tbe enemy was dispersed and repulsed with heavy losses by our curtain fire and machine guns.
There was incessant gun and rifle fire all night from Denarville on tbe Yienne La Chspelle road to Faur de Paris, but there were only localised infantry actions.
Tbe Germans, on tbe La Haye front, after a violent bombardment, attempted to attack north of Begn Yille, bur fire did not allow the enemy to debouch. An enemy battalion before Sey reached our entanglements, but was forced to fall back. A fresh attack by half a battalion was similarly unsuccessful.
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GENERAL GOURAUD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915
GENERAL GOURAUD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915
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