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SUPERB BRITISH SPIRIT. _____ THE FIGHT NEAR THE COAST. WHY PRUSSIANS RAN. BAYONET WORK TOO HOT. " Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. PARTS. November 17 Imorningi. Official: The situation is unchanged. French papers describe the British attack en the Prussian Guards at Zohnabeke as one of tho Rubiest episode* in British annals. An aeroplane searchlight revealed at. ermv in force f hreatcning" the Allies southward of Zohnr.beke. The first rank wer= lying, the second kno.-iing. and the' remainder standing. Suddenly the rinks opened ont. machine guns appeared, and the British sittia- ■ tion was critical. 'I ho British general <m- j mediate]v ordered a bayonet charge, and | the colonel, at tho head of the regiment, i dashed forward. shouting: " I'-.f hcur-r j and England." \ The opposing ranks met w::h a tem-..e , shock, and the bayonets frenuentiy went home at tho same moment. This hand-to-hand combat. Lifted for half an hour with the grimmest determination. The _ sod was blood-stained, and uniforms and faces were- splashed crimson. Before this irresistible onslaught the Prussians roeled and broke, and their general, fearing a rout, ordered p retreat. When the British attain charged the guards scattered and lied in iui.'loriou? totreat. TACTICS UN ALTER ED. MARCHED TO DEATH IX DROVES. CAN ENEMY'S" MORALE LAST? LONDON, November 16. An eye-witness with the British Headquarteri St-atf estimates that during the attack on Ypres on November S the enemy's losses in front, of one square o! ! the British section totalled about .12,000. The same authority says thoie is evidence that tho Germans are be'inning to be affected by the heavy losses. A large proportion of the forces are comparatively •untrained, but the great fact remains that, these ill-assorted levies did not hesitate to advance against highly-trained troops. Boys of 16 and 17 manned steadily up to the muzzles of our rifles, and met death in droves unflinchingly. WINTER CAMPAIGNING. FLOODS AND SNOW. A GERMAN FORCE ISOLATED. ROTTERDAM, November 16. Heavy Tains and .snowstorms destroyed the railway bridge at Deudorleeuw, connecting Ghent and Bruges. It is rumored that a big force of Germans in an advanced position at Dixmude is cut off by the floods. As a result of the stoims the fighting haa been less violent. It is stated that the Germans are admirably equipped for operations. Tho Belgians are well provided with winter clothing. A Dutch journalist says that the_ English are. entrenched in such formidable trenches that they are veritable fortaesses—only they are more difficult to take than real ones. TREATMENT OF BELGIANS. A CONTRADICTION. WASHINGTON, November 17. Mr Page (American Ambssador in London) has cabled a denial of the report that the Germans were stopping food supplies intended for tho Belgians. DANGEROUS INVESTIG AT ION". AMSTERDAM. November 16. Four naval officers and three sailors were killed while examining a. mine which had been washed up at Westeapelle (Holland). THE EASTERN THEATRE. GERMANS riOLD RUSSIANS. AND CLALM GREAT VICTORIES. AMSTERDAM, November 16. An official Berlin report states: The Russian advance near Soklau I Ka.-t Prussia) was repnlsed. Strong Russian forces were thrown back on Plock (between Warsaw and Thorn) on Sunday. Tho Germans have taken 5.000 prisoners and 10 machine stuns. Several Russian army corps were driven back at Kutno (south of Plock). According to latest, estimates the Russians lost 2--.CCO prisoners and 70 guivand roa«.hii:e cans. THE TUSSIAN VERSION. PETROORAD. November 16. The Russian* are fighting- tenaeuiusly in the Soldau and Niedeuburg district. Tho Germans are determinedly seeking to paralyse the Russian attacks' along the couth- • em frontier of East Prussia.. STRATA RETICENT. A VAGUE STATEMENT. NISn, November 16. Ofllcial : Tho operations of the Servian army during 1 the last few days cannot be published on account of strategical movements. Our position and morale are satisfactory. It is reported that the rumors of Austrian successes are untrue. IN TTIE BLACK SEA. TURKEY'S COAL SUPPLY SAID TO BE IMPERILLED. LONDON, November 16. An Athena jeport states that the Russian fleet's bombardment has rendered the Turkish coal mines at Sangiadak unworkable. This is a. scr:ou3 matter for the Tuikish navy and railways, a« theso are the oti-'y coal mines in the country. NAVAL ACTIONS ARE NOT NERVE TONICS. (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 16. The surgeon on tho warship Brilliant says: " One cannot havo any conception of what a modern naval bombardment is like. There is a deafening roar from the big guns, which shako the ship, tho irritating smell of explosives, and tho enemy's f hells whistliojj overhead, while you have to <«>ntend with submarines in the sea atii around you aeroplanes aro hovering overhead. It is a trial for the strongest nerves." -ABE YOTJ READY?" TSTNG TA"o~EPISODE, (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 16. The Japanese behaved at Tsing-tao with punctilious courtesy Their siege guns sank the warships in tho harbor, bnt did not touch the town. When the 24 hours allowed in their demand for surrender had elapsed, before commencing tho bombardment the Japanese signalled "Aro you cow quite ready?" The- German reply was the whizzing of bullets, on© of which iprajed tho signal-

' IDLE SHIPPING. CmNA SEEKS ITS USE. PEKING, November 16. China is endeavoring to purchase a number of tho Austro-Lloyd steamers that are laid up at Shanghai, for the purpose of resuming trade with America under tho Chinese flag. THE SECOND ABMY. THEIR WINTER QUARTERS. KINO WANTS IMPROVEMENTS. MAMMOTH EQUIPMENT ORDERS. {London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Servioes.) LONDON, November 16. His Majesty the King is busy visiting the recruiting camp 6, and advocates the transfer of the troope from canvas to wooden huts. Orders for army clothing comprise 5.250.000 dress jackets, 1,500,000 greatcoats, 7,000,000 pair* of pants, 6,500,000 pair* of boots. 5,000,000 pairs of trousers, 11.C00.C00 shirts, and 11,000,000 pairs of socl,-=. Th- khaki ordered from Yorkshire mills would extend for a distance of 10.000 miles. ITALY. BIG MILITARY TOTE. ROME. November .16. The Italian Cabinet haa been granted £16.000.000 to provide defence.-.' to meetall eventualities. THE CAPTAIN OF THE EMDEN OUGHT TO BE HANGED. SYDNEY, November 17. Speaking at a public function. Judge r>,ickhoti!K' said: "We should not lose a sense of perspective. Wo should beware of 'making heroes of tho Emder.'s officers. Using the enemy's colors -when attacking was a very serious affair, equivalent, to tho misuse of" uniform. If the Emdon's captain diil this he was no better than a piraie, and his reward should bo the .yardarm "' „, MELBOURNE, November 16. Tho Minister of Defence has communicated to Admiral Patey his congratulations upon the. .Sydney's exploit ir, destroying the Emder.," and has also convoyed Mr Ma-ssey's telegram of appreciation. MORE GERMAN FOLIA'. SEEKING TO MAKE PEACE BEHIND THE ALLIES' BACK. LONDON, November 17. | ' Tho Times's' Petrograd correspondent reports that peace overtures were recently attempted through tho Vatican at Luxemburg and AYashington by German diplo- : nuts, and that they were moro pronounced | since the failure of the German coup in I Poland became apparent. To all efforts, | however. Russia turned a deaf ear.

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NO CHANGE IN FLANDERS., Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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NO CHANGE IN FLANDERS. Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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