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SURRENDER OF TSING-TAO.

HOAV IT CAME ABOUT. A TERRIFIC HAIL OF SHELLS. PEKING. November 7. Official; The left wing of the Allies occupied the batteries at Shaolon Rill and Ta Hung Clung. The central force captured two heavy puns in the vicinity of the main forts, and then occupied' the Von Moltke, litres, and Bismarck forts in succession, whereupon the wiiite flag was hoisted. Over 800 of the garrison were captured. The first line of the foils ..m! the dangerous defence works weie captured by bayonet m.-hes. The made desperate efforts to repair the damage done to the batteries, but the Japanese shells killed the men at woik and finally demolished the batteries. During the last two days the warships showered a. terrific bail of shells into the fortress and the oily, and tremendous damage was done The Taischien foil was blown up. Thirty-six Japan 'Sr v ote killed and 182 wounded in the final action, The garrison was reduced to dire straits. Bread sort Is a leaf. It is believed that the stoppage of smuggling provisions from Lin-chan hastened the capitulation. EnriiK «IF TSING-TAO. LONDON. November 7. Official- Jap-m will administer Tsing-tao till the conehri.nl o"' the wav, when she will negotiate w:in China.

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SURRENDER OF TSING-TAO., Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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SURRENDER OF TSING-TAO. Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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