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DIARY OF THE WAR

The following continues our day-to-day record of the war as supplied by the cables. The last instalment was published on November 14:

November 14.—The Allies hold their ground on all positions on the ;Y6er. — Correspondents continue to furnish harrowing accounts of slaughter and loss.— There is evidence that some Germans have to be forced into the fighting line under penalty of death.—German ■' wounded are said to be shot and stripped and their uniforms used for fresh recruit*.—The Kaiser, in an army order, says Belgium haa been added to the glorious provinces of Germany.—The Grown Prince of Bavaria says that the enemy are weakening, and that Germany must conquer.—British prisoners are hooted and maltreated by German crowds. —The Turkish authorities at Smyrna, will n»t permit the British colony to leave.*-The South American Republics are warned that they imfst remain strictly neutral.—The Admiralty, in the absence of information, assumes that {lie loss of the Good Hope and Monmouth is correct. —The South African rebels continue to meet with disaster.—An American reports that Germans say that they have adjourned the invasion of England till the spring.— The distress in Belgium is enormous, in spite of the thousands of tons of food supplies that are poured in.—There is terrible carnage around Ypres, but British artillery holds its own.—German losses in the Yser district are estimated at 90,000.—The Germans wore badly beaten at Kalifiz, and two Austrian divisions were annihilated on the Pruth. — Further rioting is reported from Constantinople.—Mr Asquith asks Parliament for 1,000,000 fresh men. —British casualties for three months ended October 31 total 57,000.—The Leipzig and Bremen are reported at Valparaiso. — The bankruptcies in Hamburg show a total deficiency since tho war of £2s,ooo,ooo.—There is panic in East Silesia, and the people are fleeing. November 16.—The enemy recapture Dixrtrude. (a heap of ruins) and fail in their attack on Nieuport Two Gorman submarines are said to have been destroyed in the Channel.—Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Holland protest against measuies inimical to neutral commerce.— Russia's progress in East Prussia continues.—Russia inflicts heavy losses on the Turk* ii. Asia Minor.—Moslem authorities in Egypt pay a tribute to the l>eneflts of British rule and express their loyalty.—Germans in the Camcroons are accused of pitiless massacre*. —Austria, is said feeling for peace on her own account. —The French and British Governments protest to the United States against South American assistance to the Germans.— Canada hopes to have 150,000 nwn in the field.—The Imperial Government propose to issue a i £300,000,000 3| per cent, loan at £95 A French torpedo boat destroys a submarine.—'The Times's' military correspondent eavs that Germany gambled in tho west and lost-.—A British cruiser destroyed tho Turkish forts at Perim (southern entrance of tho Red Sea) and landed troops with but few casualties.— The. German cruisers in the Pacific are said to have hoisted the Japanese flag. —The death of Lord Roberts in France, where ho had gone to inspect

the Indian contingents, is announced November 17.—The weather in Flanders, like the fighting, is terrible, and the i Geimans suffer terribly from both.— Tlic German medical corps is said to have broken down under the ceaseless drain upon its staff.—Berlin claims to have four and a-half million men mobilised.—The Russian advance upon Cra- - cow continues. —The Belgians have blown up many strongly fortilied German villas in the district of Ostend.— Germans are beginning to realiee that their advance has been checked ; their hatred for England is intensified. —All inhabitants in East Prussixi are called to arms and counselled to use all methods of defence.—The. rebel De Wet is said to have imprisoned General Hevtzog.—China, begins to realise that commercial paralysis has overtaken German firms in the Far East.—Over 5,000 combatants were captured after the fall of Tsing-taa.—Thousands of tons of foodt stuffs arc poured into stricken November 18.—The situation in_ X.K. ! Belgium is unchanged ; heavy rain and snowstorms are being experienced.— Berlin reports a victory over the lluasians between Warsaw and Thorn on the 15th. They claim to have taken 25,0C0 prisoners* and 70 guns, besides machine guns.—Nish vaguely reports that iScrvia's morale and position are satisfactory.—-King Georgo suggests huts instead of tents for the recruits. — The Italian Government will spend £16,C00.0C0 on defence.—Judge Backhouse (Commonwealth) says that if the captain of the Emden used the enemy's colors he should be hanged, not honored. —' The Times's ' Pctiograd correspondent affirms that Germany sought to make peace with Russia and failed.—The House of Commons approved a further loan of £225,000.000, and authorises the raising of another 1,000,000 men.—Mr Asquith savs the war is costing between £900,000 and £1,000,000 a day. He added that the cost was not likely to diminish, and that no news is held back.—From 10 per cent, to 15 per cent. covers all the sickness of the British at the front.—England has an armv of 1,100,000 men and 200,000 Territorials.— Fiji wants to send 100 men to Europe. —The German losses on their right wing are said greatly to exceed those of France.—The ' Daily Mail' is responsible for the statement that in four days the Germans lost 100.000 men at Ypres.— The Prince of Wales has joined Sir John French's Staff. —A second AngloIndian contingent arrives in France.— The lino of the German retreat in the East is marked by the wholesale destruction of bridges and railways. Later the eno.iy assumed the offensive, and fighting continues.—Cracow is said to be on firo in parts, and the inhabitant* are fleeing.—The Turks are defeated in Asia Minor. In N.W. Persia the frontier tribes turn against Turkey.—The Turks are defeated at the head of the Persian Gulf by the British.—H.M.S. Glasgow reaches Valparaiso. The search for traces of the Monmouth and Good Hope has been abandoned. —The King of Italy has called an ambassadorial conference.—The United States will not interfere with peace proposals until it is asked to do so.

November 19r-7A great movement of the German Belgian army is said to be. in progress, bub officially the position i* unchanged.—An eye-witness on. the British Headquarters Staff says that the Prussian wair machine lias obtained most remarkable results.—Japan inti-mates-to Australia that 6he may take over those Pacific islands that Japan has captured from Germany.—Hear Maximilian Harden, a famous Gorman journalist, says it is time to drop excuses for Germany's action; Geimany'6 might will create a new law in Europe. ... —Mr William O'Brien, M.P., says that Ireland must change her attitude of indifference to the war or say '' Goodbye " to Home Rule.—The Kaiser says that a new and stronger Emden will take the place of "the old—Mr Lloyd George estimates the year's war expenditure at £328,443,000, and he expects that the first year of war will cost £450,000,000.—A tea. and beer tax will produce £49,000.000.—The bombardment of the Allies' line continues. —There is rejoicing in Berlin over the alleged Russian defeat by General Hindenburg.—Russia has 3£ million men to Germany's 2 million.—Russia prohibits the uj-e of wine among officers. —Turks at Smyrna fire on a launch of the U.S. cruiser Tennessee under % misapprehension.—The De Wet rebellion is dyine; swiftly and surely; more of his "followers surrender. —The British Navy to date has lost 4,552 killed, 465 wounded, 1,000 interned in Holland, and 6 missing.—There is a Tueh for the prospectuses of the new war loan of £350,000.000. November 20.—Violent and ceaseless cannonading continues along the northern front.—The retreat of the Germans is predicted by some correspondents.— Dixmude is now little more than a ruin, and at Ypres, ten miles to the south, the fighting is referred to as hell—German cruisers bombard Libau, in the Baltic.— The Kaiser is said to hi inciting Turkey to declare a holv war.—An American report says the German navy is burning with anxiety to -attack the British.—Tn the House of Lords Lord Meath asserts that German money is being used in Ireland.—There is no definite outcome to the fishtwiz in yrerman East Africa.— The war loan of £350,000.000 is said to be already over-subscribed, although applications do not elope till Tuesday, 24th —Lord Londonderry says he will have all found guilty of spying within his jurisdiction shot.—The Russian Black Sea fleet attacked the Goeben and Bres lan ; there was an explosion on the Goeben, and she disappeared in the mist and in flames.

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DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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DIARY OF THE WAR Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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