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ON THE NORTH COAST.

FRENCH GET AT.LIKS OFT OK A CO BN KB. BA IMS. (I. toiler 23. Receiv'd October 29, at It) a.in.) There am three main canals bel«ecu Xirupoi! and Dixinude. The Germans crossed the second of these canals on Sunda.v. and reached .Pervyse. on Monday, when the battle looked critical tor the Allies. The French, however, steadily advanced along the. dunes to Lomhardydc and Westende. (Pervvse is on tile Vser. 19 miles .-outlive st of Bruges.) THOROUT WON BY A Id.IKS. OKICMAXS DRIVEN BACK TO BRUGES. PABIS, o. lolier 28. Bceeiveil (letoiirr 29, at 10 a.inu A Flushing telegram states that a. large force of Gentians on Sunday advanced thorn Bruges to Thorout. The Allies remained concealed until the. town was occupied. Then by a sudden attack they drove the Germans in confusion to Bruges, leaving hundreds of dead and wounded. The British and French flags are now Hying Morn the tower of Thorout Church. j GFI!MAN* HOSTS THRICE FLUNG j BACK. I BA BIS, f!i i oner 23. j ■Received October 29. at 10 a.m.) j Tin re was heavy lighting on Monday at Conckelaere, where the Allies held a commanding position to the westward, and ] indicted terrible losses. Thrice the Ger- j man masses thing unavailing assaults on [ the position. [Conckelaere is 11 miles south-west of Bruges, on the. W’estebecke.] ENEMY THRUST OVER THE YSER, 1 WITH SEVERE LOSS. LONDON. 0,1.. her 23. I i Received October 29, at 10 a.m.) A ‘Daily News’ message, slates that; the Germans were, beaten hack over the ; Yser River. i Many were drowned and many taken | prisoners. The Oernians have fallen back to Westende. Three hundred and eighty-seven vehicles laden wit 1 1 wounded passed Ostetid on. Sunday. GKB.MAN* OCXS MOUNTED TO KEEP OUR SHIPS (IFF. MIXES Af.OXO THE COAST. | BARIS, Ownbec 23. | ■ Roi Oved October 29. at 10 a.nt.i i I lie Germans have guns mounted a: I Heyst and Zeehruggo for the purpose •.f meeting our attacks by sea.. They have also sown mines along the j coast, using Osteml tugs and luggers, tint 1 many of these mines broke away and ex- I pfoiled against (he groynes on the sea- j BRAVO THE SCOTS 1 \ THEY CLEAR THE WAY WITH STEEL j KOI! ITTK FRENCH GUNS. j PARIS. October 28. ; IE ■ ■■■!',-( d ( I. i.oiier 29, at 9AO a.m.) j flic Abies on the 16th executed an at- 1 t.i -k r.u Mnubomvliii. j I he Bnti.-h and Fivn. hj oohinnis moved along tiie bank of the Lys. Thick mist enable.! (hem to escape date.-cion until the French cavalry debcuuhed on tiie great ] {Hived road running parallel to the raih j wav from !,»• Bassee to Jdlle. A German j battery enfila-lid tin- mail and the railwav. j while there weie peat bogs on .litiur side I commanded by (German cut mm iirnents. I I lie hitler were insutH. ieiit (•> .-top the ! cavalry and infantry, which left the mad- j way and advanced by pathways ihmugh j the marsh, tiie artillery, however, being j nimble to follow. i

Ibe British general eMf.-'e ini ihe honor i of silencing Uio Gorman ijuns a Scottish j regiment. 'I ho -Scots made short rushes, I ti>'iMLT the <1 it* lies which crossed the marsh i about every hundred yards as cover. j When within < lia npr distance t lev | fixed bayonets, charged lo the skirl of the i bagpipes, and bayoneted the artillerymen ■ at. their puns, despite barbed wire and a rminlcroiis tiro from machini' guns. The boots Mien broke the breeches of the guns, i Ail was over in 10 minutes, and the | Scots retired to the main body, enabling | the French guns to gallon on the road i safely. rHauhourdin is fmtr miles south-west of Lille.l

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ON THE NORTH COAST., Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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ON THE NORTH COAST. Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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