THE ALLIES AT TSING-TAO.
* Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. GERMANS OCCUPY OSTEND. AMSTERDAM, October 17. It is officially announced at Berlin that the Germans have occupied Ostend. ENTERED ON THURSDAY. LONDON. October 17. The ‘Daily Mail’s’ t orrespoudent reports that the Germans entered Ostend on Thursday morning. dVre was a great commotion anion: the crowds of refugees on the quays and in the hotels. Five thousand Gormans wore lodged in public buildings, and 2,000 left for Zeebruggan. There wore, no Gormans between Ileyost and Slurs. THE LINE OF THE GERMAN ADVANCE. BARTS, Octolvr 17 (evening). Official : The Germans in Western Belgium have not advanced beyond the lines Ostend-Ronlers-M'miii. The Allies have occupied the approaches to Armenia eres. We again gained ground in Arras and St. Mihiel regions. [The line above indicated, from Ostend to Alenin, runs about S. by IV., through West Flanders, am! if projected would be a straight line from Ostend to Ronbaix.] THE ALLIES’ LEFT WING DOING WELL. PARIS, October 17. A communique, dated October 15, at midnight, states tint the action on the left wing everywhere continues with vigor. The Allies gained ground at some points, particularly at L.rventie and eastwards of Estaires. The Germans unsuccessfully attacked Malincourt. A FOOTING NEAR LILLE. LONDON, October 17 (midnight). Official : Progress continues. We have occupied Fromelles. to the southward of Lille. French marines repulsed an attack along the Ypres Canal to the sea. STANDING UP TO IT. PARIS October 17, Heavy fighting has taken place at Ypres. Courtrai, and Nieuport. LILLE BAD LA' DAMAGED. AMSTERDAM. October 16. Lille i? renorted to he badly damaged. The whole district near the railway station is a .heap of ruins. ,• The five brigades from Rnubaix and Tourcoing, w : th German soldiers, extinguished the flames. A STUFF.N Drugs CAVALRY BATTLE. FARTS. October 17. It is reported that the cavalry battle north of Lille was a stupendous fight. The Germans were chiefly hussars, and after superb charge? by both sides they were cut up. It is reported that the losses of the Allies were heavy, but that the enemy’s were terrific. HORSES GETTING A BAD TIME. ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. October 15. A correspondent estimates that every Uhlan and French cavalryman has ridden through three horses since the war commenced. The Germans have stripped their country of useful charges, and have lost hundreds through glanders and other diseases caused bv feeding on beetroot and green corn. Many lie dead along the roads. The French animals are always distinguishable.. because their ribs can lie counted. They have not been fed on green stuff?, and have literally been ridden to death. ZOUAVES WO UK THE “ BIRNAAI WOOD” TRICK. PARIS. October 17. The French on October 7 twice failed to rush the entrenched bill on the Meuse near Hardeanville. being driven back by concealed guns. The Zouaves offered to take the position, and the French troops and batteries withdrew. There is a plantation of young fir trees at the foot of the hill mingled with bushes. Each Zouave cut down a bush of fir, and carrying the tree crept up the hill at dusk. Whenever the sentries’ backs were turned the Zouaves pained a few yards. One sentry saw the glint of a bayonet and challe’nged, hut was bayoneted. The Germans in the trenches awoke to the position too late, and the Zouaves bayoneted them. The artillerymen allowed the French to occupy the trenches. A GERMAN COLUMN DRIVEN BACK. I*ARTS, October 15. A message from Basle states that a German column has been driven back from the Vosges Passes with heavy losses. UHLANS SURPRISED. PARIS. October 17. Uhlans in the Lys A’aliey blew up the bridges and placed machine guns at the fords, relying on the depth of the river to prevent the French cavalry from crossing. Five Frenchmen, however, volunteered to swim across with a line, and succeeded. A regiment was soon across hy means of pontoons. The Uhlans, who were unaware of the crossing, wero encamped for the night in a neighboring village. A squadron of French, assisted by mist, rushed the village, 80 cuirassiers routing 500 Germans and capturing 250. INTERNMENT OF BRITISH TROOPS DUE TO A MISTAKE. LONDON. October 17. 4 The Times’s’ correspondent in the north of France states that conversations with Belgian officers show that the internment of the British troops was due to their ■crossing the frontier during the mist of the night, the result of an unfortunate topographical mistake. The move was not directed for any military reasons, and the troops could nave been withdrawn again into Belgian territory without the Germans observing, but the British love of fair play prevailed and they remained.
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THE ALLIES AT TSING-TAO., Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914
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