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NIGERIA AND THE CAMEROONS.

THE BRITUTI GAINS AND LOSSES, j WELLINGTON, October 28. | Tho High Commissioner reports from London tinder date October <-7, at 0.4t n.m. :—The Colonial Office has issued a nummary of the military operations in , Nigeria "and the Cameroons. ! On August 25 the British captured Tepc. : On August 29 we attacked tho German station at Gam. Our force was heavily counter-attacked at dawn, suffering considerable loss, and was compelled to retire, and subsequently retreated into British territory. Another British column, reconnoitring from Ikon, in Southern Nigeria, on August 25 occupied Nanakang. five miles over the German frontier. A third British force, from Calabar, crossed tho Anglo-German boundary on August 29, and seized Archibeng. On September 6 the garrison loft in Nanakang was attacked by the enemy an I repulsed, but a second attack was successful. The casualties were heavy-. While these events were taking plac the warships Cumberland and Dwarf re (■'-'■’noitred the mouth of the Cameroons Rivers On September 24 the French troops at ta-cked TJkoko, attended by the French warship Surprise. The Germans wem driven back, and the German auxiliar reccr.K- Rid os and Folo were sunk by tn Surprise On eptember 27, following a bombard ment by British ships, the towns of Dual and Bonabers surrendered unconditionally In a British action this month th French forced the passage of the Japonic bridge, in East Tivala. On October 8 a attack was made on Jabassi with the naval and military forces. It was repulsed, but a second attack on October 14 was successful. and Jabassi was occupied. On October 19 we engaged and repulsed the enemy near Susa, north of the Came | roons. A column of a Nigerian regiment ocevpied the district around Mora. The Or; man= are understood to have withdr.to the south. The British killed were 12 officers 96 men; wounded, seven officers and men; prisoners, four officers and 49 men. [The above appeared in our Ston Pi'eat column last nijjnt.J

' MISCELLANEOUS. Tlie Press Bureau states that an Admiralty order has been issued closing several of the Thames channels. The Germans have imposed a fine of BIOjOCO upon Borders. It is reported at Amsterdam that the submarine which the Badger rammed has returned to Germany. A proclamation just issued forbids the export of hides and skins from Australia. Eminent physicians declare that the French soldiers suffering from fatigue is 6 per cent, greater than the Germans. Insurance against bombs in London is easier by 2s 6d per cent.

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NIGERIA AND THE CAMEROONS., Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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NIGERIA AND THE CAMEROONS. Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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