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GERMANS FAIL TO HIT THE VESSELS. LONDON, October 26. A correspondent,, continuing his description of the naval participation in the fight at Nieuport, states that the artillery attempted to get the range* of the battleships by aeroplanes dropping smofceballs, but this effort was ineffective. While the fleet cannonaded the German flank, the allied infantry attacked the front, and the Germans were finally compelled to evacuate Nieuport. The Allies' aerial scoute did magnificent work, picking up each of the enemy's defensive positions and enabling the fleet to keep pace with the German retirement. During the retreat from Middlekerke fomethirag approaching a panic seized the German army officials at Ostend, who hurriedly prepared to evacuate the town. The stores, ammunition, and reserve artillery ware sent to Bruges. There was terrible confusion in the reoeption and treatment of the wounded. Meanwhile the British cavalry did dashing work in the Roulers and Ypres districts. , Berlin messages claim that after heavy fighting the Germans crossed the T«er. SQUADRON DESTROYS A TRAIN. SHIPS IN ACTION 13 HOURS. LONDON, October 26. Mr Philip Gibbs, special correspondent of the 'Daily Chronicle,' describes the Herman prisoners, many of whom were wounded, as " famished and terrorstricken. They looked like hunted beasts." Other correspondents detail the naval light, and particularly '.. he Trafalgar Day fight betwaen Nieuport and Midillekerke. The Germans from Antwerp, on Tuesday, reinforced by a fresh corps from Brussels, made furious "lay and night attacks. On Trafalgar Day the Franco-British squadron was in action for 12 hours. Tt shelled the German entrenchments, which were three miles inland. Some guns discharged 14 projectiles a minute. The fire from the squadron destroyed a German bridging irain. collected in ordsr to force the passage of the Yser.

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SHIPS AID OUR MEN AT NIEUPORT., Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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SHIPS AID OUR MEN AT NIEUPORT. Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914