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LATE WAR NEWS.

THE ALUES' liEFT WING. FIGHTING SOUTH'OF PRZEMYfifc. The High Commissioner reports under date Load**, October" It, 7 p.m. : . ' Paris reports that the left wing action of the allied amie* extends fcem the region of Ypres to the sea. The Germans occupied Blankenberghe/and fighting is proceeding Scott •{ Przemysl. The Bussians repelled strong Gennan attacks on WtoeatM Wd ItWDmtfi da the 13th. A battle has begun between Warsaw and the Dnierbee, *ln§ & GMhm.il* front. The Bossian Governor-General of Galicia announces a nkeaw «f admijua. talion dividing Galicia into three provinces. REPORT FROM HEADQUARTERS IN FRAWCBv ,„.,„. ffi • , , WELLINGTON, Oetebe* 17. The following official war news lias been received by the Prime Minister, dated London, October 16, 1914, 10.55 p.m. : The general headquarters continues and supplements the narrative ei the British and French armies who were in immediate tonoh. From th» ofeh until the 12th inst. but little occurred. There was the niual »pcrnjdi» Shelling of our trenches, which- resulted in so little harm, so w»U dug i* •re our men. On the night of the 10th the Germans mi/do a freria assault* rtpported by their artillery, against a point which has ftll •Ur»g attracted Mo6t of their attention. The attempt again proved a owrtly failure, t*< ■wards which our guns were able to contribute with great eSecfc. One of our aviators sighted a hostile machine and gave fihawi, bub l«si Sight of his opponent amongst the clouds. Another machine appeared—a Girman Otto biplane. Our officer started, in pursuit, and at 60yds range he fired, turned round, and emptied his magazine at the German* Tkt latter descended. Our officer continued firing while descending OH W» opponent, who disappeared into a bank of clouds. The French airmen havo been very successful during the l»8fc t3tw# d*#». They dropped bombs amongst the German «xtd «tmmi, -em> iiderable loss and. disorder, and silenced a battery of field bdtritwn. Tki German anti-aircraft guns recently have been unusually wtfrfc. Fro* tktti eato of fire they would seem to be nearly automatic, Vat 4a, ffcf tmm- h*YA &erb had nraoh effect in reducing out air reoonn.aiesanoe& A striking feature of our line is that it consists of a ffrfa) »f fmonMi Valeh are not allplaced alongside each other, but some «r« mm* advaiUMtafc tk*n others, and there are many facing different direction* At o>« plffie they run east and west on one side of the valley, at anotHer north sail «outh. At different points both the Germans and British trenches gut oat ■ '■, like promontories into their opponent's territory. In spite of a lavish expenditure of life, the enemy have not succeeded i* flriving us back. Experience has shown that a short field of fire is (sufficient to beat back the enemy's infantry assaults. The extent to which cross-cross fire of all kinds is employed i* remark*j|>le. Many localities were made untenable by rifle fire from rf fight. It is difficult for the troops to find out whence they are being «boi *fc. ttere is a perpetual triangular duel. The first contingent of Canadians has arrived at PlymonbK.

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LATE WAR NEWS., Evening Star, Issue 15626, 17 October 1914

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LATE WAR NEWS. Evening Star, Issue 15626, 17 October 1914

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