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WURTUMBERGERS CUT UP.

Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON. November 11. The ‘Daily Telegraph's’ correspondent says:—“ The I’athan exploit’’ (raided on November 10) caused a sensation in Die army. “Tommy Atkin's" version is: “Two thousand Pathans took their knives in their teeth, crept into the blooming Germans, and cut the throats of 20,000.

The real facts are as follow : “Air scouts had reported that a strong body of Wurtembergers had approached. A section of Pathans. wan were detailed to watch the roads, returned to the camp and reported that there were several thousand W nrtembergers near Holleboka (south of \pres), whoso sentries they bad cut down. “ The whole battalion of Pathans then advanced in the night, with their knives between their teeth, while bodies of Moroccans were posted on both the German flanks.

“The Germans were thus attacked on three sides before they realised their danger, and the Pathans, with torrilying leaps, tiger-like, attacked them, and the result was an indescribable Irav. The tiermans’ machine guns fired wildly, and the infantry were utterly unable to locale the main attack. “For a while the Germans retreated in disorder, and then, being strongly rent forced, wore ordered n, i.ciV't the

ground. The Allies, with I 1 ’. Patlians still in the van, allowed llp-m to come within 100 yards, and tiu-a wiped out the first detachment as already cabled. “Finally the Pathans. followed by the Moors, rushed Hollebeka, and slaughtered all who did not surrender. i bey drove another Wurtembergs r battahoii into the River-Lys, where they surrendered. “The whole, fight hi-ted for live hours, and was the signal for a general offensive movement.’’ HIGH COMMISSIONER'S CABLE. WELLINGTON. November 12. Some progress was made by our forces north of Soissons and we.-t of Vailly. On the right bank of the A Due atmospheric conditions permitted only actions of detail, which were favorable to ns. We have notably thrown into disorder a detachment of the enemy at C'oienurt, north of the Forest of Parroy. VON KLUCK. PENALTY oFn' CLSLTCESS. LONDON, November 11. Amsterdam papers slate that General Von Klnck has been taken to task by the Kaiser for his strategy in Flanders, which ■s also the subject of severe criticism in Military circles.

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WURTUMBERGERS CUT UP., Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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WURTUMBERGERS CUT UP. Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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