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DECISIVE MOVE EXPECTED., Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
DECISIVE MOVE EXPECTED.
ITS INTENT DOUBTFUL. BERMANY'S OBJECT ADMITTED Prew IsMcklion—By Telegraph—Copyright AMSTERDAM, November 18. Direct communication oft ween Holland Mjd Berlin hafbeen suddenly interrupted. Thi* is interpreted as mean in? that a great movement of Geimnn troops is in progress. IS IT FOR CALAIS? WELLINGTON", November 18. The Hieh Commissioner reports, under oate London, November 17 (4.25 p.m.): The battle has resumed with arcat violence in West Flanders. The enemy are making enormous efforts to ream toe coast. POSSIBLY A RETREAT. A SFY-iTsTORY. TARIS. November 18. A German spv about to be executed at, Arras offered 'information if bo were ipared. This wa.i promised if ihe sntorwation proved correct, lie asserted that the Germans had planned a. retreat within the nest four days. OTHER SHES. PARIS, November 18. Two officers in a motor ear, which was Bving the Red Cross, with a pass bearing JUL Millerand's signature, traversed the villages on the Aisne. When they were arrested they proved to he German spies. attempted to inspect the, Allies' Sees. CAN THE ENEMY MOVE? GERMAN DESERTERS' STORIES. AMSTERDAM, November 17. German deserters report that the Germans experience great difficulty in moving their grins, and arc unable to carry out rwift and sudden concentration on selected points. HEADQUARTERS BULLETIN. NO VITAL CHANGE. TARIS, November 17 (midnight). Official: The enemy have renewed their attacks eastward and southward of Ypres without modifying the situation. During the last two days we have made more or less marked progress at every point. We attacked from the Yser to the Meuse. ENEMY'S LOSSES NEARLY "MILLION. COPENHAGEN, November 18. Official lists give the German casualties as 549,247. This is exclusive of the leeses in the Bavarian, Saxon, and Wtrrtemberg armies, which are estimated at over «00,000. THEY WANT VOLUNTEERS! LONDON. November 17. Berlin te placarded with pesters calling ■Jbr volunteers. RECENT FIGHTING. THE "GAY~GORDONS." A TELLrNfTcHARGE. LONDON, November 17. A Berlin report states that at Langjnarck the Germans occupied the Allies' trenches and captured 2,000 priconers. The real facts are that tbo Germans advanced in overwhelming force, and were allowed to approach within range. A murderous fire mowed down the first line and then the second, and ploughed great gaps in the third. Yet a fourth attacked and reached the trenches. The Allies refused to budge, and engaged in a hand-to-hand conflict. The Gordon Highlanders supporting the defenders •with a stirring charge, the German* were repulsed with great losses. THE BLACK WATCH AND THE PRUSSIAN GUARDS. STIRRING STORY RETOLD. PARIS; November 18. Manv hundred Prussian Guards were taken prisoners at Zohnebeke (near the Belgian coast), with four heavy cannon and 27 machine guns, besides aomo motor machine guns. The smashing of ihe Prussian Guards at Zohnebeke was beautifully timed. The Germans shelled our trenches with lyddite and shrapnel for eitjht hours, and it was impossible to relieve the troops until nightfall. The Germans massed" the Prussian .Guards, and drove us back hv sheer weicht "of numbers. Trench by trench we stubbornly defended the position wntil they came within 60yds of where our artillery •was hidden. Suddenly the British lines dispersed on either side, leaving a huge gap through which the Guards poured, wildly cheering. * Into the jaws of death " came the finest of the Kaiser's troops. At 50yds our field guns belched hell pointMank." The Black Watch savagely charged for a mile. A thousand of the enemy were killed and 3,000 wounded. The artillery followed up and shelled the enemy's lino a mile further away. ANOTHER VERSION. LONDON, November 17. 'The Times's' military correspondent lays j " The Prussian Guards—the Kaiser's pride—who were defeated by the French at Charleroi, and again on the Marne, and had not been mentioned for two months, reappeared on the 11th inst., when they attacked the British. They were fresh, having been rested, and when paraded before the Kaiser during his recent western visit presented a magnificent appearance. "The British, since" October 20, bad held ont against superior numbers, and the German higher commander, unable, to make an impression with the new formations, called up the Guards i:i the hope of giving a finishing blow. "The Guards attacked the British with conspicuous gallantry, and, despite heavy punishment, penetrated the outer advanced Ene. Our warworn regiments immediately counter-attacked, and put tbo Guards to flight. There cannot be much left now of these historical Prussians." CUT OFF. BRITISH INFANTRYMEN'S EXPLOIT. PARIS, November 17. During the fighting southwards of Ypres on the 11th inst. 80 British infantry were Isolated, and were unable to rejoin the mainjbody. They took refuge at night in a wood, "and at dawn found a German column driven towards them by the Allies. They waited till the column was near, and then charged with the bayonet. Four hundred Germans were taken prisoners or lost. A TRIBUTE • ' TO AN EFFICIENT ENEMY. THEIR RECUPERATIVE POWERS. (London 'Times* and Sydney 'Sun* Services.) LONDON, November 17. An eye-witness with the British Headquarters Staff, giving instances of the • stubbornness of the Germans, says: "During the fighting at Ypres a company of infantry, enfiladed by our machine gun;, 'were all "killed except .-.ix. who erawjed jrounded after nightfall. Another
| company of Germans dug themselves i i one line where the bodies of their con rades lay in the roads. Again some c the enemy's cavalry at dusk charged th French trenches; Every horse was killec and the dismounted riders continued th charge nfoot. The last survivors wei slain at the very parapet of the trenches. '" Whatever the deterioration in the mi terial being drafted into the ranks, must be admitted that the Prussian vr; machine has obtained most remarkable ri suits. It is able to make good its lossi and continue to deliver repeated blov with fresh men when and whore renuirei and to concentrate large forces in dinerei directions." WAR CRIES FROM THE FOOTBALL FIELD. AMSTERDAM, November 17. Bavarians at the Yser were struck wit the remarkable physical fitness of tr British troops, but were puzzled by Br tisli battle cries, apparently consisting < football slang. Germans were shot or ba; onetrd to cries of "On the ball," "Hero for goal." and nothing could withstand British charge. FROM BELGIUM. ATROCITIES REVIVED. LONDON, November 18. Sergeant Burton, who has just relurne to England, says he saw Belgian boys wit their arms cut off after being compelle to walk over their father's corpse. Tw sisters went raving mad as the result < their experiences. HONORS AND PROMOTIONS. LONDON. November 17. Among the recipients of Victoria Crosst are Captain Grenfell Reynolds, for savin guns: Captain Wright, who was mortall wounded while rescuing a comrade; an Surgeon Rankin, for attending v/ounde under fire. Major Richardson, of the New Zealan Staff Corps, has been appointed Lieutei ant-colonel of the Royal Marines. THE RUSSIANS. ADVANCE IN EAST PRUSSIA. HARD FIGHTING IN POLAND. CLOSING ON*CRACOW. PETROGRAD, November 17. Official: The Germans are retreating o the Gumbinnen and Augerburg front They still hold the passages at the Mast rian Lakes. After a 12 hours' battle the Russian occupied the Prussian village of Lang szaren, in East Prussia, near Tauroggen. A battle on a large scale is proceedin between the Vistula and the Warta, wher the Germans are in great force. The Russians crossed the river Schrer i jawa, and encamped within the range o ! the searchlight from Kopio, on Kosciusk Hill, in Cracow. SERVIANS' RETREAT. BEFORE AUSTRIAN INVASION. ROME, November 18. Official: The statement' comes fror Vienna that the Austrians have ocenpie Valjevo (in Servia, South of Belgrade] and the Servians have retired six mile in the direction of Kragujevaks. Fighl ing continues in the new positions. VALJEVO'S " WELCOME.' * VIENNA, November 17. Official: The Austrians entered Valjev and were welcomed with a shower o flowers for the purpose of deceiving then as to the temper of the city. Subsequent! bombs were dropped on tnem and the in habitants opened a rifle fire from th houses. This reception is described a characteristic of the Servians. TSING-TAO. THE ENd"fORESEEN. LONDON, November 13. The * Daily Telegraph's ' Peking cor respondent says that according to officia reports reaching the British Legation th surrender of Tsing-tao was prearranged ' For days before the defenders ha< wantonly wasted ammunition, 1,300 shell being fired in a direction where there wa not a living soul, and the infantry firei their rifles into the air. PORTUGUESE WEST AFRICA. IJsIJON, November 18. The Germans have again entered Angola There were some casualties. PACIFIC ISLANDS. AUSTRALIAN~I)CCUPATION. PENDING A"SETTLEMENT. MELBOURNE, November 18. Senator Pearce (Minister of Defence announced to-day that the Japanese _ Go vernment have intimated to the Briti3l Government that they are ready to ham over to an Australian force the islands re cently held by Germans in the Pacift and seized by the Japanese. The Britisl Government had been informed that i was the intention of the Australian Go vernment to act accordingly, and th British Government had so informed th Japanese Government. To this end (announced the Minister) at Australian force would be despatched ani would remain in occupation of the island till the end of the war, when the matte of their ultimate disposal will be a quea tion for the consideration of the alliei Powers. The Commonwealth will have the re sponsibility not only of military occupa tion, but of trade matters and other com mercial arrangements. Colonel Pethe bridge, Secretary of Defence, will accord ingly accompany tho force as officer ii charge, and he will be appointed Aus tralian Commissioner for the North-wes Pacific, with authority to make suitabl necessary arrangements with the Powers. CANADIAN'S FINE OFFER. OTTAWA, November 18. Lieutenant-colonel Petrie, of Ontaric has offered the Imperial Government howitzer brigade of three batteries, wit 536 officers and men, defraying all e> penses to England. CONTRABAND COPPER. AMERICA'iTsACRIFICE. NEW YORK, November 18. Colonel Jackling, manager of the large; group of copper mines in Americ? savs : " Britain's declaration that coppe 13"contraband will cause a reduction < £800,000,000 in the annual production c the United States, and the loss of incom to producers will be £30,000,000." A CANDID GERMAN ' ADMITS WHATALL THE WORLD KNEW. A LONG TIME TO WAIT. LONDON, November 18. Herr Maximilian Harden, editor of 4 Di Zukunft,' in an article in that paper, says "Let us drop these miserable attempl to excuse Germany's actions. Not again: our will, and as a nation surprised, did w hurl ourselves into this gigantic ventun Wo willed it. We do not stand before tl judgment seat of Europe. We acknov ledge no such jurisdiction. Our migl shall create a new law in Europe. It Germany that strikes, and from an in movable conviction. Her achievements ei title her to more elbowroom in the worlc Germany must take her plaoe as tho lea< ing Power, retain Belgium, and a narro strip of the coast as far as Calais. SI does not desire indemnities. Her object to hoist her flag on the channel that opei and closes the way to the Atlantic. Th done she will voluntarily close the war." IRELAND'S ONLY CHANCE. LONDON, November 17. Replying to a constituent's protei against suggested .conscription, Mr V O'Brien writes:—"We have either gi to bid good-bye to Home Rule or to hoi England honestly in the war. Irishme are being cruelty led astray Their »tt
i tude towards the Government is inexplicable, and is furnishing certain English f politicians with their only excuse for dee serting the Homo Rule cause." ; ON THE HIGH SEAS. 6 LOSS OF THE GOOD HOPE AND MONMOUTH. 1 SUNK IN BATTLE. ,r |; THE GLASGOW BRINGS THE STORY. , s LONDON, November 18. '• The Prwsa Bureau states that the cap- '* tain of the Glasgow reports that the discipline objervad in the Chilian engagement was the same as at battle practice. The Scharnhorft, Gncieenau, and a email cruiser found the range of the Good Hope. Monmouth, and Otranto, which were, silhouetted againet the sunset and ham[j pared by a heavy head eea. The third e salvo caused a fire on tho Monmouth, and ;. the next an immense explosion on the ,f Good Hope, and (lames leapt 200 ft high. .. The Glasgow was unable to succor them, s and escaped at full speed. a " When the Seharnhorst and Gneisenau were first seen, tho Good Hope sent a wireless message to tho Canoputi: 'Am going to attack the enemy.' She was then 15,0(50 yards distant. We had tho advantage of tho light, but were out-ranged. After sunset th<' failing light made it difficult to !-oe the. enemy. At 7 o'clock d the enemy opened fire, at 12,000 yard*, hj The Good Hope, Monmouth, and Glasgow d replied. The Good. Hope and Monmouth 0 were both afire. The explosion on the f Good Hope occurred at, 7.30, and resulted in'her total destruction." Both sides continued firing, and the Monmouth, which was badly down at the bow, turned seawards. Tho Glasgow signalled as follows, to the Monmouth: s " The enemy is following us," but did not * receive a reply. As she was unable to 5 render assistance, she steamed away at , full speed, to avoid destitution. At 9.30 her officers observed 75 Hashes, Doubtless i this was the final attack on the Monmouth. The conduct of the officer* and men was admirable through a most trying time. The vessels received a great volume of fire without a chance of adequately returning it. [The Good Hone had 900 and the Monmouth 537 officers and men.] IN MEDITERRANEAN. HOW THE GOEBEN AND BRESLAU ESCAPED. ! JUST SLIPPED PAST. LONDON. November 17. 5 Germans aboard the Goeben state that . she escaped from Meseiua on a pitch-dark night The Goebe.-i and Bresd.au, with all j lights out, went straight across the bay. b On both tides they could see the lighte of British warships, whose searchlights often . explored the tea for a few metres' disf tance. Luckily, a fishing boat attracted j the attention of tho British ships, whoso searchlights were concentrated on that spot. Slowly and silently the Goeben and Breslau sneaked past them and got into the open sea When out of danger they forced the speed and fled to the Greek coast. J SUEZ CANAL SAFE. . AMSTERDAM, November 18. * The ' Berliner Tageblatt' points out the " difficulty of Turkish attacks upon tho Suez Canal. The British Mediterranean fleet endangers Turkish communications with Syria, Sinai, and Egypt. A POLITE PIRATE. ) f LONDON, November 17. 1 An officer on the steamer Bucknall r writes: " When the Emden captured the " Kabinza, Captain Muller learnt that th© 3 captain's wife and children w«re aboard. 5 He presented the ship to the lady, telling the captain to inform the owners that so far as thev were concerned the fihip had been seized and sunk." SINGAPORE, November 17. Official: Ono hundred and fifty men from the Emden havo been interned here. 1 THE KAISER WAXES ELOQUENT. THE EMDEN'S LAURELS. ? MERLIN, November 17. « (Received November 19, at 8.45 a.m.) I The Kaiser, replying to a resolution of condolence from the town of Emden, alludes to the tragic but heroic end of the cruiser, which had gathered laurels even in her last battle. He adds that a new and stronger Emden will ri*?, to tho bow * of which 'the Iron Cross will bo attached, in memory of her predecessor.
DECISIVE MOVE EXPECTED., Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
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