THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN.
THE FIGHTING IN POLAND. GERMANS GAIN IN NORTH, BUT LOSE~In SOUTH. PETROGRAD, November 31. The Germans have reached Pronsk (1), eastward of the Bzura. They fought their way desperately across the giver bed, which was filled with barbed wire, in which many were entangled and drowned tinder the noofa of the maddened horses. [The Bzura rises near Lodz, and enters the Vistula from the south about 30 miles west of Warsaw.] The Russians are definitely successful southward of Czenstochowa. All tho foremost German forces have been driven back and compelled to act on the defensive in their old positions. GERMAN CAVALRY SUFFER. PETROGRAD, November 31. During tho Germans' lost effort to pierce tho Russian line to tho northward of Kutno (between Flock and Lodz), a German cavalry division came under the cross fire of the Russian infantry, who were entrenched with strong support from machine guns. The Germans abandoned 3,000 dead and wounded. Tho German vanguard and the advanced force retired on the main body, which is now spreading itself among defensive position? round Lodz. The Russian pressure continues. HAND TO HAND. PETROGRAD, November 21. While tho Prussian infantry were entrenching near Gostynin (between Plock and Lenczyea), 1,400 Russians charged into the midst of the masses, which were ?o dense that it was impossible at times to use the bayonet, and tho men fought with their fists. The Prussians were threefold the strength of the Russians, who gradually withdrew. SILESIA THE OBJECTIVE. ENEMY FIGHT DESPERATELY. RUSSIANS SURGE FORWARD. PETROGRAD. November 22. Official : The Autro-Germans from Czenstochowa to Cracow assumed a violent offensive, with tho intention of helping their centre army. The Russians’repulsed them, and themselves took the offensive, and drove back the enemy, inflicting enormous losses and making prisoners of many men. Violent actions have taken place at Cracow, but the Russians continue to advance. A RUSSIAN RUMOR. PE7TROGRAD, November 21. The ‘ Rusfkove Slowo’ states that Generals Von Bredow and Yon Bromel committed filicide at Czenstochowa after a great German defeat. The Kaiser has offered to replace the Virgin’s golden crown at Czenstochowa, which the German? stole. The Poles have rejected the offer as a blasphemy emanating from liars, incendiarists, and violators and murderers of women and children. INDECISIVE. THE GERMAN VERSION. AMSTERDAM, November 21. A German official message states that the fighting round Lodz and cast of Czenstochowa is still without decisive result. STROKE AND COUNTERSTROKE. STBATEG yTx PLAINED. (London ‘ Times’ and Sydney * Suu ’ Services.) LONDON, November 21. An eye-witness says that the German eastern strategy aims at delivering a blow in the heart of Poland, thus staving off the invasion of Filesia, Tho Germans are repeating the trick of moving their troops backwards and forwards on the railways to give tho appearance of large numbers. THE BLACK SEA. PARIS, November 21. It is reported that the Gocben and Breslau were on their way to bombard Yalta when the Russian fleet attacked them. PETROGRAD. November 21. It is believed that the Russian shells that crippled the Goeben were llin ones. Official: Russian ships bombarded Chorokh. south-west of Batum, destroyed the harlior. barracks, and Custom-house, and blew up tho ammunition depot. IN TRANSCAUCASIA. PETROGRAD, November 21. Official : The Russian column defeated the Turks in the direction of Erzcroum. ON THE RED SEA. CAIRO, November 22. Turkish Bedouins have crossed the eastern frontier of the Sinai Peninsula. ON THE PERSIAN GULF. AMSTERDAM. November 22. Tho ‘Frankfurter Zeitung’ states that 4.C00 Indian troops have landed at Koweit, 6,000 at Bahrein, and. 5,000 at Bushire. CONSTANTINOPLE, November 22. The Turks sank the Hamburg-Amerika steamer Ekbatana in Shatt-el-Arab to prevent British naval operations. The Turkish Government have confiscated tho British Smym’a-Aidiu railway.
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THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN., Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914