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HIGH COMMISSIONER’S MESSAGE. THE GERMAN EASTERN RETREAT
The Government have received the following war news message : LONDON, October 31. Official : Communications from Russian headquarters relate to the operations between Warsaw and. Skieruicwice.
Tho Russian river lino of defence ran along Nieinaubaba, Nartw," Nuddlo (?), the Vistula, and the hail. Tho Germans had, not previously tested tho strength of the centre ol this line. The Russian reports so far issued have spoken only of tho northern and southern fronts. Tho Germans advanced principally Irom tho south-west, and reached the line south-east of Clone and i’russkovv, and were within six miles of Warsaw, German aeroplanes dropped bombs in Warsaw, killing 100 persons. The brunt of the doienea fell on two Russian r -rps, especially ‘one containing Siberian troops, which had to oppose three German corps. .Splendid work was done at Prusskow and Rakitema, The Germans, covered by wood and gardens, delayed the Russian advance, and placed machine guns on tho roof of tho church. Tho Siberians long refrained from returning tho fire from tho church. The regiment lost their colonel, many officers, and 275 men, but held good till they were reinforced, tieveral Russian corps arrived and drove the Germans back. Rearguard engagements followed, lasting 18 days. Another regiment distinguished themselves at Casimierz by a, brilliant bavonet attack. They drove the enemy through tho wood, inflicting heavy loss. Tho Germans retired rapidly to the soul-ii-wesl. Tho country west and south of Linii.z and Skiorniewiee. was 1 recovered. The Germans seized provisions and some valuables, but tho country was not devastated. The population arc -ivoiucly for Russia, and are offering every service to Russian soldier;.. Great enthusiasm prevails at Warsaw, wit mb is in striking difference to the .ckt'ide of till! people before the war ami tic- Grand Buko's appeal. The Germans, when retiring, demolish’'.) ;h. bridges, railways, and stores. Then- is every sign of a' - deliberate and well-executed retreat. Less prisoners were taken 'than in the ease of th .Austrians. Th Russian artillery worked with great precision and effect. Tho Russian infantry attacked throu"hout. There is no sign of a further German aggressive movement on this sTde before the winter, but there is always a possibility of an early conflict to tho southward, where tho Russians need to secure and to complete their conquest of Galicia. The enemy must guard tho base of joint action between Germany and Austria. _____ AMBASSADORS LEAVE CONSTANTINOPLE. LONDON, November 1. (Received November 2, at 1.03 p.m.) The Allies' Ambassadors at Constantinople have received their passports. A motor lifeboat rescued the ivnminin ; sm i tvuis of the Rohiila. The total number saved is 148. ' ... ~ The ilermes sank in 45 minutes. Two were lulled and nine injured. The German newspapers have starter a campaign against England, alleging tho ill-treatment of prisoners. , /
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STOP PRESS ITEMS., Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914