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STREWN WITH CORPSES

" lIUXOAPJAN r'AVAf.UV CORPS ! .DKST.IMYEI). • CCSS.UK* HACK THEM TO PII'CEo f A despatch t.. fh« l.'.ndi'ii -T. from IV! ivr.'rad say,-: lha! a *ph ite<i• account ci' Hi-. destruction of thr. [lnn- ' paiiau Ouard. a cavalry division, in '■ the batti" of ''Jiodek* appealed in tlv.< 'Buwko Slovo.' It follows: " A con.-iderah!o f'"'ee of Austrian.; fell '■ on the n-dv-iuo iniud of (T-m-r.il llrous- -' silof, composed of infantry, Cos-a<k:-. and • licjht artilUiy. The pla'i of the n, it>y was clear. He hciK'.f to shatter our ad- - vimee guard and th"n break thiouizh our i calve. Our infaiitv and artillery had • entrench'-' 1 themselves, and'in re- '' serve were Several Cossack detachment*. ' At first, the Austrian infantry moved out l'o: the attack. It v;n? nut with a deadly )ir.> of cannon aid machine suns, and wavered and ft-ll back. Then U\s cavalry was sont out. Th:- t!ow-or of the Au.TroHunuarian army, fiio I.udapest-' (luard division. formed of Macyais, brightjacketed .lliiiisarians. galloped I'uiionsly down in close rrder. It appealed a--- if nothim: conld arir.= i th--ir inipctucus rourst'. not oven the awful shrapnel of 1 tha artillery, which brought death ai;<l de. structiori in their ranks, nor oven tb" i-.wn fit' bullets from machine £tms. Th" Ah't;- ' yars <lid not- hesitate for a lnonwnt, but coritiinied to charut- at our tronch.e : :. One lnoro minut',', and it seemed as if nothing - ccuhl bo left of our infa.ntry. All at oik-,. ■ the thud of hunt's and the clatter of su-el were heaid, and tin- Magyars v.ero nvt • v.ith a whirlwind of (Aisi-aeks. For twu ; hours the Austrian and itussiau infantry watched with beating hearts the scene of - terribl-e carnage. At the end of this time of the tine Itudapcst tluaru division not . one man was left, and the whole held was strewn with the enemy's corpses, ami severed heads, han-'l>. and lops, and dead horses. The. commander of the. division, " Otwinil i'roliveieli. cculd not kttuul the disgvaee. ni dtiv-a l . ;niv\ sV.ol ni\nse\i on til-.' battleliehl. As na.s afterwards -w l ' jdai.ncd, he had promi.-vd to )i;ii::,' Id ibe Austrian i'.mpcvnr, v.i tl'.e lattei's birth ■ «l;iv, ntuvs of the complete <le.--iiiic(ioii of thu Bussian army. I'y his divi- : sion on to the Russians the Ar.itiiau ceneral was fully convinced th.at next day r Ke would bo able to announce to the Kmperor tho promised victory. liefore the t battle the Alairynrft woiv oideicl to den their parade uniforms."

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STREWN WITH CORPSES, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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STREWN WITH CORPSES Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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