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WELLINGTON, October 26. The High Commissioner cables:— Latest Paris reports indicate that there is continuous violent fighting fiom tho Boast to the south of Arras. All attack., have been repulsed. NARROW SHAVE FOR THE CROWiN PRINCE. PARIS, October 25. It is stated that the Crown Prince narrowly escaped a French airman's bomh at Rewgny. Fifteen persons were killed and 22 wounded within 15vds of the Prince.


(London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun* Sendees.) LONDON, October 25. A correspondent, describing the position at Verdun in a German paper, reported that the investment of the fortress had begun, when, as a matter of fact, the guns at the forts were never once fired. Tho garrison, acting as a field foice, has had several encounters with the army at Metz, but that is all. There is no prospect of the fall of Vovdunt while the army in the field can prevent the Germans from getting within range of the forts, which the latter are apparently unable to do. The whole history of the war has proved the utter uselessness of forts under present conditions. The day of the fixed fort has

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INLAND ENGAGEMENTS IN FRANCE., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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INLAND ENGAGEMENTS IN FRANCE. Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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