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NORTH FRANCE AND BELCIUM. .ALLIES WIN GROUND BY COUNTER-ATTACK. PAH IS. November ,""> (midnight). Ollii-ial : We counter-attacked and retook a "aim eastward of A'ailly; repelled an attack in tlic I'Vimc de Paris and St. Hubert, district : and have gained ground. Three German aeroplanes were. brought down at Souain. THE YSKR CLEARED. HAVRE. November 4. ißrciived November 5. at 9.40 a.m.) A Belgian olliciul message states that Hie enemy arc retreating eastward of the Yser between Nieuport and Dixmude. FOUR HUNDRED GERMAN" GUXS AT YPRES. severe fighting near in 1:1:1:. KAf-Kl: AT courtral PARIS. Xovember 4. • Re.eivcd November ,i. .it 9.10 a.m.: It i.s believed tha-t trio Gentians have concentrated 400 guns at Yprcs. The Kaiser ha? removed his headquarter to Courtrai. The Allies* aviator.- partially wrecked the Unices railway station. Severe fighting is :n progress in the bushy country between Yprcs and Roulers. The Germans are strongly entrenrherl. Many wound* d have been bronchi to Routers. SHIPS' EIRE SAV.K)> BELGIANS. PARIS. Xovember 4. (Received Xovember 5. ;;:. 9.40 a.m.) Belgian officers assert that the warships' fire alone saved the Belgians from disaster at Xieuport. They were wmn out with the many weeks' fighting and the overwhelming odd.?. CRISIS IS ALMOST OYER. EORCING FNEMY OYER THE FRONTIER. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sim' Services.) LONDON. Xovember 4. Bordeaux the French seat of Government) admits that the. crisis is almost over. Genera! .lotfre i.s credited witii a- statement which possibly explains the situation: "It would cost France 100,000 men to force the position, and it is not worth the expenditure, when at a lesser cost the enemv can be fought back over the frontier."' Germany reckoned on having at least 1,000,000 effectives since tho commencement of the war in the eastern theatre. Ten thousand Germans have left. Liege in the direction of Brussels. Eight supply ttains, each having 60 waggons loaded with munitions, have been despatched from Xamur for Northern France. The Get mans are, still entrenching at Nainur. more german fiction. pretend they are dodging djsp:asi:. AMSTERDAM. November 4. (Received November 5, at 9.40 a.m.) A proclamation at Liege, states that tho inhabitants need not Ik* a.-t-on-ish<-d if numerour. German troops traverse tho city from the. front, because- typhus and ehoie.rr: ar« raging aimn:;>t tho Allien. GERMAN RECENT LOSS. 50X00. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Sei vices.) LONDON, November 4. Tiie Paris 'Figaro' calculates the German losses during the lust few days as exceeding 50,000. " INDIANS IN THE THICK OF IT. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 4. A. Berlin official message says: "It lias liven definitely ascertained that the Indian troops are, fighting against our right whig, not only in massed bodice, but spread out over tho entire British front." BELGIANS TAKE TIIRF.K BIG GUNS'. PARIS, November 4, (Received November 5, at 9 a.m.) While retaking Ramseapelle the Belgians captured three heavy guns that were cleverly concealed and used by the Germans in bombarding Furnes. DARING ZOUAYES. (London 'Times' >z*d Sydney "Siin'Services.) LONDON, November 4 An officer in a Highland regiment 6tates that the Zouaves are priceless fellows. Every night 30 of them go to the enemy's trenches, and stand 20 yards in front, hootintr, booing, and e. voting a fusillade of musketry, which, a I.rays goes over their heads, and then they jauntily return.

Our artillery blazed at Mest-.ines ail day, and dislodged a portion of the. enomvV gunners. At evening the London Scottish crept cautiously forward. .V searchlight levelled them, but they dashed forward, bayoneting the Bavarian? up to, through, and l>eyond the town of Mrssincs. and they won the maxim that, hod been placed in position. The London Scottish then leformcd and bivouacked for the night. At daybreak they advanced with the support of a cavalry brigade that was operating in tho vicinity. Misled by spies, they found themcslve« in -(piMi beet fields under a murderous German artillery tiie. Men fill mi aii sMcs, but- they pushed 0:1 under a relentless shrapnel fire, the majority escaping from (ho t>h-?!l zone. Suddenly they became a target for trecrh upon trench of the German infantry, who wei" skilfully hidden. The SeotUsh ciept. through the beet full's with their bayonets ready. The Gcrmar.r-:. in overwhelming minihois, enier/c.i from tho trenches," and a death struggle ensued, but tho Scottish in ;>. hand-to-hand fight overpowcied the P.:'vaii,ins. who ran. The London Scottish had too severely to pursue.


HOW THEY WERE ENTRAPPED. AND THEN BEAT~THE BAVARIANS. PARIS. November 4. ■ (Received November 5, at 9.30 a.m.) Details as to th-a affair in which the London Scottish were engaged show that a famous British, infantry unit was compelled, owing to the toivific onslaught of tho Bavarians, to evacuate Me-ssinee. Tho Txmdon Scottish were then ordered to recover the ground. .


FLY THE WHITE ENSIGN. SEVEN OF THE.M ATTACK THF. HALCYON. RUE ICG SHELLS AND WOUND ONE MAN. LONDON, November 4. Residents of Lowestoft and Yarmouth were awakened at daybreak yesterday by a heaw cannonade to seaward. A thick mist enveloped the sea. Occasional flashes were seen, and shells fell a couple of miles oft' the shore, throwing up fountains of water. Many fishing heats had narrow escapes. The "old cruiser Halcyon, which Mas on fishery protection duty, steamed into Lowestoft with her wireless aerial shot away arid bridge and funnel damaged, and otic of her crew wounded. A fleet of fishing boats, while drifting, witnessed the attack. 'They saw seven German vessels steaming in line. and thought they were friendly ships until tho destroyers fired. Some of the Gentian warships flew the white ensign, and when challenged they replied with a hail of shells. Tho Halcyon's escape was due to her captain'.* clever zigzagging. The German*' shooting was very poor-Tht-y should have sunk the Halcyon in a few miiiuUs. A hundred shells were fired. The Halcyon fired one shot, and then retreated. Then the German squadron steamed eastward, the hindcrmost cruiser dropping mines. Two of the drifting fishing boats were mined, one losing nine men, the other several. The drifters warned the Giibniarines, but 1)5 was blown up. It is suspected that tho German fleet were in possession of a copy of the Admiralty's new special charts of the North Sea,, otherwise they would have; been unable to safely traverse this extensively-mined area. THE ADM IRALT Y~S~ACCOUN T. WELLINGTON, November 4. Mc.-sage from the High Commissioner, dated London, 4th, 12.20 a.m. : 'The Admiralty announces that early this morning a German squadron tired on the Halcyon, a- coastguard boat. Result, one man wounded The Halcyon reported the presence of the vessels, and various naval movements were made, with the result that, the enemy retreated rapidly. Th-? rearmost German cruiser throw out a number of mines. Submarine Do was suns. Two of her officers, and two men were saved. AMERICA APPROVES OUR NORTH SEA POLICY. WASHINGTON, November 4. (Received November 5, at 9.30 p.m.) The Americans generally recognise that Britain's North Sea policy is a reasonable safeguard against mines.


PARIS, November -1. (Received November 5, at 9.50 a.m.) The Germans again violently shelled RheJms, destroying many buildings and killing several "non-combantante.

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YPRES BRISTLING WITH GERMAN GUNS., Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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YPRES BRISTLING WITH GERMAN GUNS. Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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