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ALLIES PUSHING AHEAD IN BELGIUM.

A GENERAL ADVANCE. LONDON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.in.) Tire Allies have made excellent, progress in Belgium. The, British naval guns, finding the range marvellously, shelled the enemy along a dyke. The German artillery were forced to retire. The Allies made a- general advance. Main- Germans were, taken prisoners, and a large number of Belgian and French prisoners were released. The German officers who were captured are dejectcd. and confess that the urmiein France and Belgium are retreating. Seventeen trainloads of German wounded have reached Bruges. GERMANS BETWEEN TWO FIRES, EROM SK.vTnD LAND, WHOLE GERMAN LINE RETREATED. LONDON. October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) British warships on the. coast near Ostend raked the villages southward of Middlekcrfce, and dropped heavy shells in the rear of the. Germans. A detachment with machine guns advanced. and the Germans, being caught between two fires, wavered and yielded. ' The infantry then pressed forward, the cannonading from the sea increased, the infantry fire was redoubled, and the whole German line resting on the sea. retreated. The Germans removed their guns towards Ostend. the wounded travelling by Bruges to Ghent and Brussels. JACK TAR GETS A CHANCE. "TARTS. October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.45 a.m.) The British warships were of great service in bombarding the Germans as they advanced on Nienport. ENEMY ENTRENCHED NEAR THE COAST. AMSTERDAM, October 21. 1 Received October 22. at 9 a.m.) The ‘Tclegraaf’ states that 50.000 Germans are entrenched between Middiekorke and Nieuport. [Middlekerkc is halfway between Ostend and Nienport.] GERMANS FORTIFYING OSTEND. LONDON. October 21, (Received October 22. at 9 a..rn.) It is reported that the Germans are fortifying Ostend on the sea side and on the south side. HIGH COMMISSIONER’S MESSAGE. WELLINGTON. October 22. The High Commissioner reports as follows ; LONDON, October 20 (7.5 p.m.). Official; The Belgian army are maintaining their position on the line, of the Yser, where they were violently attacked. Actions are taking place in, the region of Ypres, where the allied forces are engaged. The Germans continue to hold strongly the advances to Lille in the direction of Armentieres. Fournes, and La Bassee. The enemy vainly attempted to repulse the Allies at the Meuse. Progress was made at various points of the front on the 19th. A REFUGEES’ TRAIN TELESCOPED. LONDON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) The news of the Boulogne collision is confirmed. A goods train telescoped a Belgian refugees’ train. Many of the. victims were children. ENGLISH ENGINEERS PRAISED. LONDON, October 21, (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) The French newspapers pay a tribute to the work of the British engineers in repairing an important railway bridge which the enemy had destroyed during a retreat. Trains were able to cross',within, three weeks. A marble slab was placed on the bridge inscribed: “ English Engineers, 1914.”

BRITISH TROOPS EQUAL TO THOSE OF OLD. LONDON, October 21. (deceived October 22, at 9 a_m.) Sir D. Haigh, in a letter lo a friend in England, cays : “We had tho' hardest time, but nothing in our history surpassed the soldierly quality of our troops," GERMANY'S LAST HOPE, TAKING ALL THE OLD MEN. PARIS, October 21. (Received October 22. at 9.45 a.m.) A letter found on a German prisoner from a. friend at Dussoldorf states: “If you sau- the volunteers and the Landwelt r now leaving yon would turn your head, for they are Liking everybody. The last hope of Germany is in all our old men becoming soldiers.” YOUTHS SENT TO CROSS THE YSER. THEY FAILED, AND LOST 10 PER CENT. PARIS. October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.45 a.m.) A great Belgian success is reported at B otilers. Tho Germans were driven, with considerable losses, to Pitthem. The Germans on Hunday ordered a strong force, mostly youths under 20. to cross the Yser at all costs. They failed in the task, and the losses are estimated at nearly 10 per cent.

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ALLIES PUSHING AHEAD IN BELGIUM., Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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ALLIES PUSHING AHEAD IN BELGIUM. Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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