GERMANS AGAIN ATTACK.
BRUTAL TACTICS AND HUMAN SACRIFICE.
PARIS, APRIL, 5
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..
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GERMANS AGAIN ATTACK., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916