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THE CALAIS OBJECTIVE., Issue 15657, 23 November 1914
THE CALAIS OBJECTIVE.
ARTILLERY ONLY AND SLACKER BOMBARDMENT. PARIS, November 21. ißeceived November 23, at 9.20 a.m.) A communique states: Between Arras and the Oise only intermittent bombardments have occurred. Our artillery on the whole is more active than the enemy’s, and wo destroyed several lines of trenches. The enemy arc constructing fresh trenches at tho rear. The day was quiet on the remainder of the front. ENEMY PERSISTENT. PREPARING FRESH EFFORT NEARER THE COAST. PARIS, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.55 a.m.) Large reinforcements of tho enemy are collecting for an attack via Dixmude, where small Gorman forces are already en trenched. The northern section of the line of attack runs through tho British artillery positions, and the enemy failed in every ittempt to plant tho batteries. Heavy infantry fighting is proceeding mnth of Middlekcrfeo (between Dixmude md Ostend). TELLING THEM THE TRUTH. PARIS, November 22. The opposing trenches in some districts *re so close that the infantry are able to exchange messages. A daredevil Frenchman, speaking German well, left his entrenchments, stood up, and translated the full text of a French communique, prefacing it with the remark: “ Your officers all fell you lies. Here's lie truth.” Tile Gormans held their fire to listen. The Frenchman escaped suddenly, jumping back into the trench before the Germans realised that tho message was finished. “URIAH” POSTS. Bavarians' object. London * Times * and Sydney ‘ Sun' Service*.) LONDON, November 22. Travellers who have arrived in Copenhagen from Bavaria state that tho Bavarian troops are becoming insubordinate. Prussian headquarters are sparing the Prussians, and sending troops from South Germany to what are called ‘‘Uriah’’ posts. [Uriah was put in the forefront of battle by King David of Judah, and killed.] THE BAVARIAN LOSSES. ONETHIPjT SURVIVE. LONDON, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.53 a.m.) Dutch newspapers confirm the statement that discontent among the Bavarian officers is increasing. They complain that they are sacrificed by the Kaiser, and always placed in the front of the firing line. They declare that out of 500,000 men only a third survive. TOTAL GERMAN LOSSES. MILLION AnFa-QUARTER. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney * Sun * Services.) LONDON, November 22. A Berlin message states that well informed military circles there estimate the German losses at li millions in killed, wounded, and missing. This is exclusive of the sick, who arc reckoned at half a million. UNDER WILLIAM’S EYE. SHELLS ANI)"ZEAL WASTED. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ' Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 22. German prisoners captured on tho Somme rav that the German officers, _ in order to prove their zeal during the Kaisers visit, increased their daily quota from 100 shells to 3,000 in 24 hours. Tho German infantry were incited to attack some villages, hiit failed ingloriously. THE AIR RAID ON ZEPPELIN HANGARS. AMSTERDAM, November 22. (Received November 23, at 9 a.m.) A British officer on one of tho aero/lanes that raided Friedrichshafen was Severely wounded in the head and hand. The other aviator did not fall into the Lake of Constance, as he dropped a bomb later in another place.
GERMANS TRY AGAIN DISAFFECTED BAVARIANS. ALWAYS THE POST OF HONOR. RUSSIANS IN HUNGARY BUDAPEST ANXIOUS. Press Association— By Telegraph—Copyright.
GERMAN AEROPLANE BROUGHT DOWN AT SOISSONS. PARIS, November 22. (Received November 23, at 9 a.m.) A British aviator engaged a German aeroplane near the French batteries at Soissons. The Germans attempted to escape, hot shrapnel brought tho machine down, ami its two officers and the mechanic were incinerated. THE THREATENED SIEGE. CIVILIANS EXPELLED FROM CRACOW. ROME, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) The Military Governor of Cracow has expelled the civilian population. Fifty thousand Poles fled in all directions. INTO HUNGARY. THROUGH THE CARPATHIANS. RUSSIA’S BLOW EFFECTIVE. (London ’ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Service*.) LONDON, November 22. ‘ Le Matin ’ (Paris) is informed that the Russians are cutting off the retreat of tho Austrians in Hungary. Eighty thousand at Runrisk have been taken prisoners. Budapest is alarmed because it will be unable thereafter to resist invasion. BELG BADE BOMBARDMENT. NEW DESTRUCTIVE ENGINE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 22. Copenhagen reports that the Austrians outside Belgrade used contrivances resembling a Roman catapult, throwing beer barrels filled with stones and explosives with terrible effect, the stones splitting up into thousands of pieces. THE SMYRNA INCIDENT. TURKEY’S NAIVE EXPLANATION. WASHINGTON, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) The Porte explains that the shot fired at tho U.S. cruiser Tennessee’s launch was merely a warning against submarine mines. IN THE LEVANT. a small’capture. ATHENS, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) A British destroyer captured a Turkish sailing vessel bound for Smyrna, with two discharged German officers on board. RUMANIA’S ATTITUDE. HOSTILE" TO GERMANY. PETROGRAD, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) M. .lonesco, Minister of tho Interior in the Rumanian Government, in a telegram to tho ‘ Vitchernoye Vremya,’ says : “ All Rumania’s interests and future are inseparably bound up with the victory of tho Triple Entente. The, Germans’ victory would imply tho burial of all the Balkan States’ hopes and of tho independence of neutrals.” WELL ORGANISED. GERMANY’S SECRET SERVICE. FLEET’S MOVEMENTS KNOWN. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 22. A British naval officer writesi “We have long evenings, and arc always ready to move. German submarines aro outside even now. It is funny where they get information of our movements. They know where the fleet was when it was in Devonport, though we did not know ourselves.” OUR MEN AFLOAT. SUPPLIES FOR THE NAVY. (London ‘Times’ »nd Sydney ‘Si in 1 Service*.) LONDON, November 22. A committee has been formed to supply tho fleet with fresh fruit and vegetables. Local supplies are shortening, but it is hoped to receive consignments from Australasia and Africa. To enable distribution throughout tho winter the Government are arranging an international clear-ing-house, to facilitate commerce withßussia.
GERMANY’S CHIEF PORT. ALIENS MUST LEAVE. AMSTERDAM, November 22. (Received November 23, at 9 a.m.) All subjects of hostile countries have been ordered to leave Hamburg by November 29. They may reside in another large district in Germany, subject to certain restrictions. ALLEGED ESPIONAGE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Service*-) LONDON, November 22. It is stated that in Courtrai an English lady dressed as a priest was shot by the Germans as a spy. FOOLISH MOTORISTS DISOBEY A SENTRY. SYDNEY - , November 23. (Received November 33, at 9.15 a.m.) Two men driving a motor car in Mona Vale, near Manly, failed to obey a sentry, who fired, wounding both, but neither seriously. LORD ROBERTS’S LAST MESSAGE. “THE PUNISHMENT WE RICHLY DESERVE. - ’ SAVED BYBEEGTOM. LONDON, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) Lord Roberta’s last message to the nation was in the form of a contribution to the forthcoming volume to be published on behalf ot the Belgian refugees. The message says: “ The Belgians arrested the first onslaught of the Germans, and thus gave ns time to ward off the punishment wc so richly deserve for our neglect to prepare to defend our own interests.” THE WAR WILL NOT END UNTIL BELGIUM IS RIGHTED AND PRUSSIAN MILITARISM CRUSHED. LONDON, November 22. (Received November 23, at 9 a.m.) The Attorney-General (Sir J. Simon), speaking at a recruiting meeting at Ash-ton-umlor-iLyno, said that tho war would not end until tho Allies had righted Belgium’s wrongs and crushed that hateful spirit of Prussian militarism which was a menace to Europe, and that was worse than war, nnt only to smaller nations, but to the Germans themselves. BELGIANS FOR ENGLAND. LONDON, November 22. (Received November 23, at 8.40 a.m.) Two British members of the House of Commons are in Holland officially arranging for the emigration of many Belgians to England with the British Government’s assistance. There are a, quarter of a million refiuroe? in Dutch territory. ODDMENTS. " The coolest thing I ever saw in action v.as that of a big Highlander, who milked a cow under title and shell fi.ro to get something for his wounded mates to drink when the water ran out,” said Private Clark, of the King’s Royal Rifles, in a letter home.
THE CALAIS OBJECTIVE., Issue 15657, 23 November 1914
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