Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.




A semi official message describing the attack preceding the flight of the German remnant to Chaufflour wood says the enemy's object was to turn our positions on Douaumont plateau. The majority of the attackers were annihilated before reaching our lines. It is noteworthy that these troops 'were of an inferior quality and advanced shoulder to shoulder in the foremost ranks and were sacrificing to facilitate the advance of the second masses composed of better fighters. These brutal tactics show a disregard of human material which is in contrast to the French methods of sparing men. The enemy's losses were never so terrible as during the recent repulses of attacks on Avocourt, Douamont and Vaux. We made progress with communication trenches northwards of Caillette Wood. THREE ENEMY AEROPLANES LOST Scouting aeroplanes in Verdun district brought down a double motored aeroplane, near Haubfourneaux pond. Another enemy machine fell near Hilly Wood and a third dived vertically to the ground. A French squadron dropped fourteen bombs on Natitlois railway station and five on the Damvillon bivouacs..

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

GERMANS AGAIN ATTACK., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

Word Count

GERMANS AGAIN ATTACK. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.