AUSTRALIANS MAKE A BRISK CAPTURE.
LONDON, April 16
An official message says the commander in chief of Egypt reports that the 13th Australians made a successful reconnaisance against Jifjaffa. They attacked and occupied the enemy's camp after a brisk fight. The known casualties are six killed and five wounded. An Austrian Lieutenant and 33 Turks were taken prisoners. Only two mounted men escaped. The Australian casualties are one noncommissioned officer killed. The Australians occupied Katia oasis. ANOTHER TERRIBLE ACCOUNT. LONDON, April 16 A British prisoner in Cassel in a letter described the conditions recalling those of Wittenburg camp. He says the place is overcrowded and no one has been able to wash for five months The sanitary arrangements are horrible. Typhus broke out amongst the Russian prisoners and the authorities deliberately mixed up Russian and British in order to infect the latter. Deaths occurred daily and it was only the efforts of two English doctors that prevented the disease from wiping out the camp. CONSTANTINOPLE BOMBED. | FINE AERIAL FEAT. LONDON, April 16 The Press bureau says three naval aeroplanes on Friday evening raided Constantinople and dropped bombs on the Zeitoulik powder factory and aeroplane hangers. Another bombed railway station at Adrianople. Squadron commanders Smythe, Piggott and Flight Lieutenants Savory, Dickinson, and Bairatto participated. All returned safely. The flight from Constantinople and back was over three hundred miles. There was fine weather at the start but adverse conditions supervened with, rain wind and thunderstorms.
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AUSTRALIANS MAKE A BRISK CAPTURE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916