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PUSHED OUT OF BRUCES., Issue 15630, 22 October 1914
PUSHED OUT OF BRUCES.
PARTS, October 21. (Received Octoller 22, at 9.45 a.m.) The Allies expelled 5,000 Germans fiom Bruges. IMPREGNABLE LINE OF ALLIES. GERMAN POSITION CARRIED BY STORM. PARIS. October 21. ißeceived October 22, at 9.45 a.m.) Germans, strongly posted at Le Bizat incur Armentieres), desperately attempted to break through the Allies. The combat lasted from dawn to midday, the Gentians then weakening under heavy artillery tire. Eventually the Germans’ position was stormed at the )X)int. of the bayonet. Three hundred and seventy-five Germans were captured in the fight between Ypres and Lille. DARING FEAT BY THE FRENCH. STORMING A VILLAGE. LONDON. October 21. (Received October 22. at 9.25 a.m.) A daring feat was the storming of Parted tee, westward of Lille. The enemy were strongly entrenched in front of the village. All day artillery -helled the German position, devastating the ranks. The French were ordered to take the village at all cost. The way lay over open fields* without cover. The French advanced in open order. The Germans withheld their fire until the French were within 500 yards, then swept the area, with shrapnel and rillo tiro, inflicting heavy losses. The French infantry, however, advanced steadily, and carried the trenches at the point of the bayonet. From every roof and window in the village the enemy opposed the advance, and mitrailleuses on the church tower swept the main street, but the Germans were finally driven out. The French similarly carried Eslaires. FRENCH MARINES AT YPRES. AT IT WITH THE STEEL. I,ON DON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.m.) The French marines at Ypres, taking advantage of a mist, crawled up to the German lines, leaped info the trenches, and fell to with the bayonet. The trenches were piled with Gorman dead and wounded, and over 400 prisoners were taken. The French casualties were. 10 killed and 100 wounded. _ GERMANS BEATEN AT DIXMUNDE. LONDON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.m.) The Germaaris (Strongly attacked the trenches outside Dixmunde at midnight on the 16th. The Allies, outnumbered, retired on the town, and held the outskirts till reinforcements arrived at dawn, when the Germane were driven back and the trenches were rewon. An artillery due followed, after which, the Germans' withdrew the survivors. BRAVO! HORSE ARTILLERY. THREE GALLANT NON-COMS. LONDON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.m.) I, Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, during the retreat near Compiegne, did not receive the order to retire, owing to the cutting of the telegraphs. When the. fog cleared they were subjected to a terrific enfilading fire from a point previously held by French cavalry, which the German field guns now occupied. The battery immediately unlimbered, and with magnificent coolness fought the Germans, putting the enemy’s guns out of action one by one, till only one British gun remained, with only three non-commissioned officers left to work it. When the last German gun was finally silenced, the French cavalry relieved the British, and found all the Gciman guns abandoned. The three non-coms, have been recommended for the Victoria Cross. j
A MEW CANAL, 60 MILES LONG. PARIS, October 21. Between. Rove, awi Arras the Germans utilised a cutting for a new canal, 60 mile® long, from Arleux to Noyon, which afforded facilities for formidable military operations. This largely explains the Allies’ slow progress and resulting desperate fighting in the Lassigny. Rove, Hezfe, and Roseet districts. ARE ‘ THE GERMAN SHIPS COMING OUT? AMSTERDAM, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) r J'he German marines who were at Antwerp have rejoined their fleet. It is stated that the warships at Kiel have been extensively provisioned. FORTY BULLETS MOULD FILL THE BILL. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 21. Forty German spies were found at Dover disguised as Belgian refugees. DRUNKEN ORGY AT GHENT. AMSTERDAM, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) Atfer the Germane' first drunken orgy at Ghent General Jung stopped the sale of liquor. A soldier insulted a woman, who complained to an officer, and he immediately shot the soldier with a revolver. CRANKY OWING TO THE NOISE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 21. Two goods waggons arrived at Munich full of German soldier® who were demented owing 1o the intolerable noise of the battlefield. KAISER MAKING MORE BIG GUNS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 21. A German journalist at Rotterdam eays that the quantity of German ammunition would surprise Europe. The arsenals are working continuously at great pressure in •making big guns, THE BLOOD TIE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. October 21. “Pile Times’ says editorially: “At whatever spot the Imperial contingents touch British shore®, all are thrilled with the thought that they have come ‘ Home.’ This little word hears such a world of meaning to all the men and women of our blood that they will fight for it and all that it represents. The. deep conviction with which they realise this truth gives such incalculable value to their support that in all parts of the Empire a safe note is stiuck, and it rings full and true.” GERMANS BECOME DISPIRITED BY UNCEASING REPULSES. (London ' Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 21. ‘ The Times'® ’ military correspondent says: ‘ ‘Sir John French’s despatches should inspire confidence as to the result of the war. We cannot discover that the German shot was accomplishing anything in the. last two months except the destruction of a few forts by heavy guns. The Germans have not sustained their reputation. The Allies have now no difficulty in repulsing them. The hopelessness of the struggle is beginning to dawn on the German soldiers in the field. While still making half-hearted attacks, their spirit seems knocked out. The loss of officers and the appearance of second-rate troops are exercising a disintegrating effect. ’ THE KAISER’S LAST MAN AND LAST RIFLE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 21. The 1 Daily Mail’s ’ correspondent in France says; “The Kaiser’s Expeditionary Force lias received the last man and rifle it can hope for. It must now go forward to destruction. Not since the Lille and Anas fights have we. gone to bed with so great a hope and confidence for the morrow.” A COASTAL ENCOUNTER. REPORTED LOSS OF A BRITISH SUBMARINE. LONDON, Octolier 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) A German official wireless says that the British submarine E3 was sunk in a German bay in the North Sea. The Press Bureau has no information on this point, but. it is reported that while British ships were, bombarding those of the, Germans on the Belgian coast they were attacked by German submarines, and that destroyers went to their assistance and drove off the submarines with Joss. THE LINER POTSDAM TURNS UP. LONDON, October 21. (Received October 22, at. 9.25 a.m.) The Holland-Araerika liner Potsdam has arrived. The story that she was struck by a mine is contradicted. PRINCE WOLRAD KILLED, AMSTERDAM, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.m.)
Prince Wolrad, half-brother to the Duchess of Albany, was killed while on patrol duty at. the western front. POWDER MAGAZINE EXPLODED. AMSTERDAM. October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.in.) Owing to negligence, a powder magazine, near Brassehaet. north-east of Antwerp, exploded on Sunday, and some German soldiers were seriously injured. CHILDREN KILLED BY MINKS. AMSTERDAM, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9 a.m.) Mines have been washed up at Blankenberghe. Three of them exploded, and two children were killed. IBlankonborgho is between Oslend and the Scheldt.] TOLL "WORK BY AUSTRIANS AT MONTREAL. OTTAWA. October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.45 a.m.) Nine houses at Montreal containing Russians were .blown up by a bomb. The 'nmatea had a miraculous escape, though several were seriously injured. The body of an Austrian, one of the perpetrators, was discovered. PORTUGAL .SENDING 90,QC0. LISBON, October 21. (Received October 22, at 9.25 a.m.) The ‘ Seoolo ’ and the ‘ llepublica ’ state that Portugal is sending 8,000 artillery to France under General Jains De Castro, also 4,000 marines and artillerymen. The 4 Secolo ’ states that when preparations are complete Portugal will send 90,000 men to the front. NATIONAL RESERVE CONCERT. A reminder is given of the National Reserve Band concert, to be held in the Garrison Hall to-night. A fine programme will lie submitted.
PUSHED OUT OF BRUCES., Issue 15630, 22 October 1914
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