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DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914
DIARY OF THE WAR
The following continues our day by day record of the war as told in the cables. The last instalment was published in our issue of the 31st ult. :— ; October 31: The British Fleet continues to support the army off tho Calais coast. The Allies lose no ground, but continue to make progress.—Potrograd reports that the resistance of the last units of the enemy has been broken.— The South African rebels continue to come in.—Mr Joseph Choate, a former United States Ambassador, at the Court of St. James, commenting on Germany’s awakening to the reality of the position, as far as the Empire is concerned. — M. Donohoe advises that the Germans, who aro making for Calais, have been beaten buck in disorder for six miles.— It is said that Germany has indirectly made peace overtures with France, and that they were indignantly and instantly rejected.—l,4oo lons of foodstuffs leave London for Belgium.—Lord Fisher succeeds Prince Louis of Battenbcrg ;*s First Sea Lord. Austrians have been arrested in London.—lt is said that thousands of Belgian youths in London show no desire to return and fight for their country.-; Turkey enters the fray as the ally of Germany.—She commences operations by flying the Russian flag, painting her gunboats to look like Russian, using the Russian language, and then bombarding unsuspecting ships in the Black Sea. --- The Allies' Ambassadors at Constantinople warn tho Turk, and demand their passports. —Do Wet proclaims a republic in Northern Orangia. —Tho Emdon sank the Russian cruiser Zemtchug, inflicting a loss of 85 men.—Fighting continues in the German Cameroon?.--The, hospital ship Rohilla is wrecked in a, gale off Whitby: nearly 100 were lost.—The American-Belgian Commission of Inquiry report that 3.000,000 Belgians are in desperate condition. November 2.—The Allies are said to be holding a position three miles from Ostend.—Heavy and continuous fighting is reported along the Allies’ left.—The enemy are said to be accumulating heavy reinforcements, human and material, at Ostend. —The Belgian losses for 10 days are said to have been 20,000. —A New York correspondent with the German army in Belgium says that the troops are fighting splendidly, but they arc getting an awful hammering. —Hungary is said to be flooded with wouncted.— Germany said to be retiring from Poland in order to strengthen the advanre on Calais.—The Russians are pursuing the retreating enemy.—Russia is said to be fully prepared to meet Turkey.—f-ervia-cannot maintain the offensive. —The bombardment of Cattaro continues.—A German submarine sank the cruiser Hermes in the Strait of Dover. Two men were drowned and less than a dozen wounded. —An Indian contingent has arrived at Ising-tao. —Germany is buying up Chinese papers, and has started a campaign of lies.—( arl Lody is being tried Ivy court martial at the Guildhall for tspving, the penalty for which is death. —The names of the Gorman and Austrian Emperors have been .-truck off the British Army List. —The Russian Ambassador at’ Rome thinks the Turkish move is Germany’s last cat d.—Turkey's special ambassador in Berlin says : "Now is the hour for settling accounts with Islam’s oppressors.”—ln a little over a week Geimnny is said to have lost 50 000 men in killed in the north-west corner of Belgium.—All forts but two at Tsing-tao have been i-ilonced. H.M.S. Venerable is in action all day off the Freud) const. - Berlin admits "the Russians are slowly pursuing us.” November 3.-The fighting in Flamleis is said to be the most sanguinary of (he war; it has now lasted 20 days.— TheKaiser is reported to have said that it was absolutely necessary to take- Vpivs before November 1. —There, are rumors of mutiny in a German regiment in I/orraine.—The Allies’ Ambassadors turn (heir backs on C.insiantin'iple.—l ho Viceroy of India issues a proclamation setting forth Turkey’s action in joining Germany.—-The British do splendid work in the neighborhovxl of Ypres.—Germany says she has 18 000,000 reservists.---One result of Turkish into vent ion is that Russia wfll • rohahly take (’•rnedantinoplo.- —Russia, however, does not regard Turkey as a foe to be despised.— Ibe, first battle on l ake Victoria Nyan/.a resulted in the Flag going up.—Mr Roosevelt cays peace treaties are valueless unless backed by an agreement to use foree r necessary.
November 4.—l)c?pbo llie continuance of ;> violent German offensive*, tlm enemy make iio headway in Belgium.—Owing t.;> the flooding .»f the. trenches the Geimnns are tin to then thighs in water; they stirrcmb'd in thousands. —A War (.’oumil. fv.perdtagen reports, decide* that no sacrifice is too great to achieve tho conquest of the N.E. const of France. The battle of Bakolarjevo. in the. East, is said to have been pushed at all hazards in order to retrieve the Grown Prince’s reputation and save liis army. The attack wax a costly failure. Tim Admiralty lias nocn compelled, owing to indiscriminate mine-laying, to cbee the North Sea to traffic. —The Kail-rulm sinks three other steamers iu tht South Atlantic.—The Grand Vi/aer of Turkey apologise.- for his country’s madness, but Bnssia advicx.s that it i.- too late. - India will remain loyal, pays ‘The Times'* ' Bombay correspondent.—lt is thought that the crisis in Sc,nth Africa, rs far as the rebels are concerned, has nassed the -ericas danger stage. —2,009 railw.iv carriages loaded with wounded p-sred from Ghent to Germany in 48 hours.— -Owing to frequent treachery, the white flag, when iaised by Germans. ;* disregarded. —Germans fTiink Hiat 'he war will end in January, and the Kaiser «nys that iu any ease tho enemy will be beaten.--Mourning is universal throughnut Germany.—The Germans install big guns on Borkum Island. I he Goebeii sheik Sebastopol, is hit back, and re tire? for repairs. —Bulgaria will oppose the Turk if he attempts fo march acmes Bulgarian territory.—-All Turkish subjects rue ordered to leave Russia. — Ilm j.oudou Scottish greatly distinguish themselves oh Yprcs. Tim Kaiser sees his troops run.—British warships participate in an o rtill-'-t y duel off tlm Ostend roast. —Hundreds of German office: s reach Constant Simple.—The Nizam of Hyderabad appeals io Ids fellnwMi.lrtiiiirK.Lins to stand by Great Britain in her right and just, cause.—The Talks are dulled out of Akabaii. on the eastern side -if the Arabian Gulf. November 5.--Heavy and almost incessant pgiit big continues in Hie district.? of Nicuport. Dixinudc. and Ypres.—Berlin is des -rilwrl as one big hospital.—The Kaiser ‘elk his dupes that the enemy wi-li to kill Germany.- A German cruise:- suu.idrou -inks (he British submarine 1)5, and then retreats, sowing mines. —The Admiralty closes the North Sen owiiin Io Or email mine-laying. — The Tsar savs “No ]K-aee until the enemv are completely crushed.”—'Hie allied fleets bombard the Dardanelles and blow np a. fort.—-Tim 'Figaro’ (Paris) says the eneinv’s losses dining the last few days ware ov.-r 50.000 Pet.rograd reports'that the enemy are on the defeiii'o and retiring.- -Martial law is proclaimed throughout Egypt. November 6: News of a naval engagement of the coast of Chiii is received. — Tho German cruisers Scharnhorst, Garciseuau, and Nuruberg fought the Good Hope. Monmouth, and Glasgow.--The news is not officially confirmed, but the Monmonth is said to have been sunk.—Tbc Leipsig sank a steamer off the west roast of South America,— The Karlsruhe’s captures (1,417 men) are landed penniless at Liverpool.—The German cruiser Yorck strikes one of her own mines and sinks smith nf Heligoland. —Seven hundred Germans were engaged in the fighting on the Ypres-Lille line.—The result is described as a glorious victory for the British. —General Joffre, in a message to the Tsar, says: “ Onr own situation is good ”.—'Flie* Germans in East Prussia have begun to retreat.—The Turkish Ambassadors leave Paris and London.— Great Britain formally annexes the island of Cyprus.—Canada is making full preparations to meet a reported
American-German invasion.—Japan haa captured Tsing-tao, taking 800 prisoners and destroying 26 guns.—More rebels surrender in South Africa.,
DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914
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