The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1916 THE FALL OF ERZEROUM.
Tw fell of Erzeroum is certainly the best piece of news the Allies, hay ffl beard for many months, The vioto , s of the Baßaiaos practically nullifies » , be Tarke operations in Mesiopotar jj B tbrilltening their forces at LaktTtfan' Incidentally, it interests al) $ ew ' Zealaeders aleo, as ibe of tbe Hew Zealand Bifleßßrieg c a c are being utilised ia Meeopotg/m'/e, j D iced, tbe news of the vwtciry opeDß , up many freab ideas ao to tlbie eenduot of the campaign It looko as ibongb, tbe witbdrawal from GsSlepoli Wa£f made with £be knowledge that the Baeiian foreea were berating tbroogb to Aroaeoia, and tbafc a new andmora ■••are way bad been found to Can sttitieople. Tbe Eaetero eampaigo tain* OB a very different view now, and tie blow ioflioled by tbei ii *m<7 one, A glass* at Ike m*^
repeals the imi , o rtanoe of the capture of Erzeronia m a( j tbe hopelessness of a Tntkish attM( k 0D Egypt Bes ia« B freeing (be 1 irroeniflrja, sawing our men of viet ory j D MefopoUmi* and releasing tf ie p refiPUre O n Egyps <be fall of B/ jjeroum will bftve a good eflfcot oo the Ba k»n situation. Tue lurkifh f ,roopa will bave a good deal of bear* tß k eD OQt ot , betlJi atld B, )U . taenia v ,in b e Bl m more enCo ureged to favour / ;be cause of tbe Allies A eig Difioiiß t B jg n o f lhe g eaeri \ O pi a i OD a 8 to &hv importanca of the viotory is the far*!* /8r ( a j| Q i 6be Gornoan mark od tbe Holland Bu>ok Excbang'-. Afer • r i| < eigDal blow GfTmeny always r »i .kes » determined ar?einpt to acoooi pH eh a ooaater efcroke by a brilliant fe at of arms, and it will be interesting k<3 Dote what she wit) do now to as t« oisU tbe world and hearten ap ber c< impaaiong in eimß." Tbe attaok on tl Iβ Western frontt <oooUnnea to be as el reuoua aa ever, ilmt, judging by tbe U test newe, the JSntMsh and Pteoob c re giving her 63,; anuob aa she want?, 'ft lost probably a fti&nt air raid or tbe ci nking of pome boat will be ber i» iprisai, and of innocent vie ii me will bR coMdo to suffer for the si ivore blow felt. &y the lose of Erzer Hi am. Whateve c reprigslo she may fes ka Germany tanragfc be ebagrined at liD ie lose of a town whiflh ia of each 54 ragefcio - impo cionae, an 3 Bhe maefc ;aSi' so be dismay »B to find the Ruseians ■ t &l kve recoveru £ <co eignally from tbe gsj jootia Aup attacks of 'fef tt emsißer.