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FIERCE FIGHTING Pabis, February 9 Tbe official communique states that the Germans exploded two besvily oharged mines westward of Lafoiie, and penetrated some Bectors at oar front line trenches, which were shattered by an explosion. The enemy also gained some points of our parallel trenoh. .Since then tbe enemy was driven out by grenade attaoks. Fighting continues. RECRUITING IN ENGLAND London, February 9. The Government is making redoubled efforts to reduce the number of unashamables. Big red posters are appearing on all hoarding."appealing to single men in tbe following words: — "Will you march too or wait till Marohtwo?" GERMANS DEBTROY CHURCHES The "Daily News" correspondent at Petrograd states that the Germans systematically bombarded and dcs troyed churches along the whole front lest the Russians should use them as observation posts: Religious aervioes are now held in peasants' j buts AEROPLANE SEA RAIDS * London, February 9 Two German seaplanes dropped three bombs on the outskirts of Ramsgate and four near a school at Broad stairs without casualties oconringTHE COPPER BOOM Tbe copper boom is attributed chiefly to American operations. The "Financial: News" says that while very distasteful to the Allies to pay such inflated prices, there seems no way of restrainiug the Yankae boom taotios.

The "Daily Telegraph" attributes tbe position of pig iron speculative operations to the Government check ing legitimate trading.

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WESTERN FRONT, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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WESTERN FRONT Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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