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DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914
DIARY OF THE WAR
The following continues mit summary of the days’ ruble messages. ’The last instalment was published nil the. 24(it inst. ; Fighting between Oslend and Nicuporl (tho Allies’ left) continues, with great losses from gnu tire. Thu British turd French fleets continue; to shell the enemy from tho sea.—German attacks have been repulsed all along tho line.—There is a consensus of opinion that the. enemy is becoming exasperated and violent-. 'The first phase of the battle on tho Vistula ends in tho complete, rout of the Austrn-Gerniati forces.—The Germans are said to he retreat in jg from Warsaw.— The British Government are talcing steps to arrest all aliens within 20 miles inland from the coast.—A i warning is issued to the enemy coun- | tries whose ships ar-e allegedly shelter- | mg in the .Suez Canal.—The, Fmden is reported to have captured and sunk seven additional steamers in the Indian I Fean,—• The Times’ thinks it- is time !*» terminate her audaeious career.— Jibntil (British Somaliland) is said to have been hmnhanled by a German cruiser. Austrians arc reported to he stirring up trouble in I'e-tsia. Iho President of tho Prussian Diet says Germany is not. fighting for greater power, um empire, nor profit, hut for the homo. - Frame has half a million new men ready rm-. the field.—Japan is gratified that she will sit at the council of nations and iiavo a, voice in its deliberations when pence terms are discussed.— Tin- lost ol war to the Mother Land for tin* first 10 weeks, of war was 5$ millions a week: for the week ended, the • 17th It was 8i millions.—Commander Keys issues a striking report of the work done- by British submarines.—Australia’s w-.ir funds total £750,000. October 26: The .Allies’ left continues to advance slowly, and amid persistent lighting of 1 lie heaviest kind,--Tin* battle raging between Lille and Dunkirk is described ns the greatest battle of tin, war. On Wednesday (Trafalgar Hay) 1 In- British shelled the German entrenchments from dawn till 5 p.rn., and then eh urged with the bayonet for six miles. - The enemy's; loss is given at, five to six Unons-in-;!.—The. (human retreat, from the Vi.-tula continues without cessation. - -Food supplies are scarce in Belgium. £200.000 a month is needed.—-The Brit'sh Government announce the prohibition of the importation oi sugar.—The. Admiralty issues a reassuring statement as to the naval situation and the depredations of Gorman piratical cruisers.--! The destroyer Jbulgeh rammed and sank ! a submarine off the Dutch coast.—The i German cruiser Karlsruhe, operating iu i the North Atlantic, is said to have sunk 12 steamers.—-Alaritz, the South African rebel, is being hunted from place to place.—The enemy's loss on the right i- said to lie 50,000. —'The. Kaiser i- said to have ordered his army to push on fur I'aiais regardless of the cost in human hie.—Flooding the country south of Dunkirk was responsible for an estimaled loss of 5. C00 Germans. French t"i - pcdo boats bombard Ostend and do i * -me damage.—The Germans ask for an armistice in ord*T to limy their dead; the request is declined.—Tho Japanese, captured two German auxiliary cruisers ■ 7 the Condor and Uormoran, each carryiiiL r tight 4.lin and seven machine guns and two torpedo tubes). —Tho Belgian Minister. London, thanks New Zealand for Imr help. o,sober 27 : Desperate fighting at Dix mude and Nie.uport, the, German objective being Uala-is.—All attacks have been repulsed.—Tho Russians inflict a series of defeats noon the German rearguard. —'L'ii-' detit 1 1 of General Fir Charles Douglas is announced.—Mr George Edwa riles, who has returned from German v, says "God help the Kaiser'’ when the. German people, learn thetruth.—An alliance has been formed of Giitc-h and American shipowners ro rr*pfniv Germany's lost trade.—Tho Botha (tovernmont expose* German intrigues « ith the Maritz re.hel.s,—Tho Belgians, before leaving Antcwerp, destroyed the i-old storage machinery, sank 60 lightms. blew up the- lock gate-*, and burned £4.000.000 worth of st-ores.—The Welsh eounty of Glamorganshire, alone raises 57.000 i remits for Lord Kitehener’s army.—Count. Hernstorff claims that. Germany has a right, to land troops in
i anada, October 28. —The War Office reports that tho situation is satisfactory.—Paris reports a violent battle between XicitI«irt and Lys.—Roulers is again in tiro hands of the Germans. A thousand of its inhabitants were murdered.---Tho enemy claim that their artillery forced (he British fleet eight, miles off the shore.- -The Austrian right is .said to have been completely turned.—A steamer with Belgian refugees aboard strikes* a mine off Boulogne; 50 were drowned and about 2.ooosaved. —Marita 's reported to have been wounded and to have fled into German territory.— There are many violent night nit arks on the. Allies’ position.—The. Indian troops wore brought into action for the first lime last, week at La Basse©. — They used the bayonet with iire.it effect, and saved the situation.- -News comes to hand that iho Bengal Lancers made a, splendid charge against the (iertuan infantry, receiving the cheers of tho British when they returned. —It is estimated that, the Germans lost 20.CC0 in killed and wounded.—Thr; British at Ypre-s held 250.000 Germans in cheek for five days ; reinforcements arrived, and the enemy were, thrown back 15 miles.—The Bekhan losses dur-
big nine days’ fighting on the Yser are - iid to have been 10.000.—General Ihil kenhayn succeeds Von Moltko a.s CInVF of the German Staff. — bptrecrad claims a great victory at Warsaw,— The Germans in the ('aincoona arc arm in--; (he Bushmen.—The Germans threaten to scatter mines in tho English Channel.--Antwerp is resuming its usual aspect.
h-tober 27.—The Krencii look tho offensive .at Nancy, and drove the enemy over the frontier.—The naval gunners do fine work on the Belgian coast.—The Kaiser is said to be thoroughly “ enjoying" his position as war lord.—The steamer .Manchester Commerce (5.363 tons) was sunk by a mine off the north coast of Ireland.—General Be Wet and Generals Beyers turn traitors in .Smith Africa. The Botha. Government- take s’eps to rlefeat them.—The iMariG rebellion ends in loss, wounds, and flight. rhe British basses in the Gamercon■> and Nigeria are 108 killed, 28 wounded, end 53 prisoners.—Prince Maurue of battenberg. a cousin of King George, dies as the result of wounds rectived ot battle. —On the Vscr the enemy are beaten back with great loss.—Germans invade, ike Portuguese colony of Angola.- Constantinople is said to be crow fled with Gormans.
October 30.—The German attacks along fhe line from Nicuport to Arras are v pakening,—Paris reports that the Allies' position is everywhere maintained.—The guns of the fleet silencu I lie enemy’s artillery.—The Germans admit that their looses on the Yser are lie- greatest of the war.—The Berlin version of the lighting is that tho Allies
will retire. —German submarines are operating off Osteiul, The Germans in Alsace have been reinforced.—Tho French have strengthened Belfort.—The fighting before Warsaw was fierce, and lasted five da vs; finally the Germans gave way and retreated.— ‘‘ Paris being infected with cholera, the Germans have been withdrawn. They will vrintcr in berlin and enjoy the repose they have so nobly earned,’’ so says the Kuiscr.—Major Brand, with 1.200 men, has joined the South African traitors.— The Government are hot on their trail. --Tho Belgians assert that, in a few weeks they will have ICO.OOO men in the field.—The people of Great Britain continue calm.—-The German people are wondering if they are tolil the truth. —100,0C0 trade unionists have joined Lord Kitchener’s new army.— Austria and Russia, south of f van go rod, are engaged in a desperate battle.
DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914
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