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ANOTHER LULL, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
• AFTER FURIOUS FIGHTING. OUR TROOPS ROUND YPRES EXCEL \H TRENCH WORK. Press Association— By Tolegrapu—Copyright PARIS, November 20. An official statement issued on Thursday at midnight said: It has been a particularly quiet day; nothing to report. A NIGHT ATTACK. GERMANS MIiET DISASTER FROM ENFILADING FIRE. IRISH LADS AND THE " BUTT." PARIS. November 20. During a storm on Tuesday night the Germans between Ypres and La Bassee crept towards the British trenches in open order, tinder cover of their artillery, which, however, lired wide of our trenches. They were allowed 'o approach unopposed except from shell inc. When they readied tho British trenches, which had been purposely evacuated, they were shot down to a man by a terrific enfilading fire. Four lines were completely shattered, while the British did not suffer a single casualty. After repelling this attack the British infantry attacked the supports, who retired. Later tho Germans stumbled upon an Irish regiment, and a wholesale *' rough and tumble" ensued, in which rifle butts and fists played the chief part. After mi hour's tussle the Irish proved victorious. Over 300 Germans were tattered to death, while 23 German maxims and 150 Uhlans were captured. MORE EMPTY TRENCHES. THE WILY~ FRENCH STARVE OUT THE ENEMY. PARIS. November 20. One hundred and forty Germans in the Ypres district stealthily "at night time occupied some deserted French trenches. The French, resolving to starve them out, watched the trenches for five days and then sent a German prisoner to demand their surrender. The enemy, who were dying from hunger, willingly surrendered. TAKING ENEMY'S TRENCHES. SUCCESS COMES AT THIRD~A'rTEMI'T. LONDON, November 20. The Press Bureau reports that an eve-witness narrates that eastward of "Ypres the third attempt to storm some German trenches succeeded. The subaltern commanding the attack was killed, but the attack was continued under a sergeant-major, who received the distinguished conduct medal, but who succumbed to his wounds. The narrator states that spies and snipers, often wearing khaki caps similar to thoae of the British, sometimes get behind the Allies' lines and cut the telephone wires. The eye-witness concludes by describing the heroism of tho French doctor, who attended 54 German wounded in the Ypres Civil Hospital for several days after the building was struck by German shells, including an incendiary shell. He was finally tilled at his post. ANOTHER V.C.
LONDON". November 20. The, Victoria Cross has been awarded to Lieutenant Dimmer, Though lie was shot five times lie served a machine gun until it was destroyed. DISPARITY OF GUNS. ENEMY'S SUPERIORITY YANISHING. THEIR AMMUNITION FAULTY. (London 'Tin:cs' aud Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, November .19. "The. Tnnes'is' corrcsj>oudeiit in West Flanders says that the impression of ©Ulcers and men from tin* trenches Is that the Fury uf the Oernian attacks has s|>eut itself. It is important to lemenibcr that when the enemy made their recent supreme eITVu-t th-> LSntish art-iiK-ry na* rather inferior, hut our Ihvvv guns are now doing great execution. The (Icfiiian guns .w t"tir-iiLr.u>ly the worse for wear. owing to the reckless use and the had quality <-i the ammunition, which is being tewrishly manufactured. At the recent bombardment fit Fumes (V\*. f>f Dixmude. between Nieuport and Dunkirk) only three out of 25 t-hells exploded. MORE GERMAN GUNS. KRUPPS' CAPITAL INCREASED. AMSTERDAM. November 19. Eighty large iruus have tia.veiv.vd Liego en route for Northern France. Seven thousand er.giiKering troops liavo alio parsed en rente ■£«.•■• Dixmude to construct bridges i:i th- flooded area. 'J'he n-jucpapt-r ' Yi-ssischc Zfitung' states that Krupps' capital has been inot eased by 70.000,000 nun ks. ' The family v.-ill talus up the whole of the new iissuo. ' ZEPPELIN CONSTRUCTfON. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON", November 19. Zurich reports that the Zeppelin workshops, at Fnedrichshufen an- working day and night turning out a n.-w uia.ehine. a. week. About 40 airf-hips are mnv ready. Guns will be mounted on a ]that'coin in'a small balloon suspended beneath, which wil' bo loaded with ctplosivo bombs. Experiments in bomb-dropping a.re carried out nightly at Lake Oon.sta.nce. I TYPHOID OUTBREAK | IX ENEMY'S RANKS. UPARIS. Novemlw 20. i A serious outbreak of typhoid fever has occuiTed amongst the Germans in the Lille district, and the. town has been evacuated. Five thousand aro in tho hospitals, and the epidemic is spreading to the troops at Roubaix and Tourcoing. Tho factories in the hitler to\rn.> a.re i ur.damagad. The owners had paid an indemnity of £2,CCO,OCO, but the faetories aro being used as' hospitals. ONE EXPLANATION. AMSTERDAM, Novr-mber 20. A huge German cemetery has lieen made near Naarar, whan* thousands haX5 been hirriedly buried. Many being only partially covered, tho_ ghastly 'spectacle is presented of protruding limbs. Many Belgians as horrified, and ar« quitting tho district-.
ANOTHER LULL, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
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