THE WESTERN FRONT.
BRITISH AND FRENCH ADVANCE.
Paris, July 14
A oommunique states :—"After the bombardment of the Anglo-French lines yesterday, the Germans attacked the trenches southeast of Pilken, which were captured by the British on the night of the 3tb, eastwards of the Canal. The enemy was easily repulsed.
There were several grenade combats from trench to trench during the night northwards of the Chateau Carleul and the Labyrinth. Mine fighting took place westward of Peronne and also near Perthes.
German attacks were concentrated on the region between Marne, Thaerse and Haule Cheviuobe, but were definitely checked."
FIGHTING ON THE SAN. Peteograd, July 14,
At the end of May tbe enemy made tremendous efforts to cross tbe Sao, and the crossing was eventually effected by boats. Tbe Russians attempted to fire a mine, which, bowever, did not explode. Masses of the enemy were already at the bridge when a Russian officer and a private courageously ascended the bridge and made a new connection, and fired the bridge, which was blown into the air, Tne shook sent tbe two Russians flying skywards, but they survived. Five days' severe fighting after the crossing showed that the annihilated Russian regiment were masters when the issue depended on the bayonet. The enemy daily sent aeroplanes to the Russian rear, and once sent ten simultaneously in one d.ay, but in at least five cases they were brought down. The enemy's repeated attempts to break though in close formation failed, RUSSIAN AMBULANCE ORGANIBATION. The Russians have a splendid ambulance organisation of tbe most com! plete kind, There is a wide system of hospitals, besides flying columns for giving first aid to the wounded, who are carried in a very sensible manner in comfortable two wheelers.
Thd enemy is said to be using nothing but explosive bullets in one area.
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THE WESTERN FRONT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3475, 16 July 1915