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FRANCE’S PART, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914
BEING NOBLY SUSTAINED. NEWS FROM RIGHT WING. GERMANS FROM METZ REPULSED. Tress Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. PARIS, November 24. Official: Cannonading continues at Soi*aoiw and Rheur.s. Violent attacks on both sidea of tho Argon no wc Vo lesultlottS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ Suu’ Services.) LONDON, November 23. A correspondent with the forces on tho eastern I’rcncu frontier, describing the arduous character of fighting round Nancy, which resulted in tho defeat, of tho Germane, says; ‘* It is a mat ter of real importance that tho people ot England ihon’d realise the splendid valor of tho army at Foul and Nancy. “ German cunning, busily at work trying to sow dissension between the two allied nations and a nates, is fostering the idea that tho brunt of tho fighting ha-s fallen on the British, and that the French are not doing their fair share, while in various insidious ways the French are told the same story about the British.” BRITISH WARSHIPS i.iN COAST OF FLANDERS. VALUABLE AH) AGAIN. LONDON, November 24. The British fleet bombarded Zeebrugge, causing great firs A German battery fruitlessly fired at the warship? from Plankenberglie, and the warships silenced the battery. A GALLANT DASH. COAST TOWN RUSHED. AMMUNITION CONVOY DESTROYED. LONDON, November 24. The Allies last week attacked Lombartzyde. Prior to the assault new? was received that a large convoy of ammunition had reached the old fort. A Britis.a colonel called fer two voluntcres to olow up the convoy, and they succeeded. The infantry dashed into Lorn hart zyde, caught the Germana in_ confusion, and cleared the town, an English monitor causing heavy losses during the retreat. Both the volunteers escaped unhurt. ROUND YTKES. ROW OUPv -MEN FOUGHT. NINETEEN DAYS AGAINST ODDS. LONDON. November 24. An interpreter with the British forces stated that a single division held an eightmile line at Ypres for 19 days against 7,500 picked Germans. During all that time they scarcely left the trenenea. A captured German officer refused to believe that the defenders were so few. He said that the German Staff estimated that tho British had at least two army corps. THE ALDERSHOT COMMAND MAKE HISTORY. . ‘•WHEN SHALL THEIR GLORY FADE?’ LONDON, November 24. After the defeat of tho Prussian Guards General French directed General Haig to Issue an army order thanking the First Army Corps "for their stand. Fifteen fresh battalions ot German Guards took part in the attack. General Haig stated that since his troop? had arrived at Ypres they had successively defeated the Twenty-third, Twenty sixth, and Twenty-seventh German Reserve Corps and the I hnteenth Active Army Corps, in addition to the Guards. . , , , , General Haig adds : *' It. is d-mbtful whether the annals of the British army contain liner records of the defence of the realm.”
A STARVING BAND. GLAD TO "SURRENDER. LONDON, November 24. A French cavalry column surprise*! three companies of German infantry in_ a wood east of Yprea. They wore starving, ami had been eating the bark of trees. Th*-y surrendered wiwi 40 officers. THOSE TRENCHES. MAKING THE BEST OF IT. (London ‘Timoi’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 23. ‘ The Times’* ’ correspondent in West Flanders says it is a mistake to assume that life in the trenches necessarily entails a maximum of discomfort. The allied soldiers are comfortable. Living for the most part below the surface, they have so banked themselves about that wind, rain, and sleet have now no great terrors, though the mud-walled apartments are possibly warmer than hygienists would approve. LANCE-CORPORAL FULLER, V.G. LONDON, November 24. The Victoria Cross has bean granted to Lance-corporal Fuller, of the 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment, for having gallantly. on September 14, near Chevy, advanced 100 yards and carried Captain Mark Haggard, who was mortally wounded, to cover under heavy rifle and machine gun fire. Captain Haggard is nephew of Sir Rider Haggard, the novelist. THE GERMAN FLEET. PREPARATIONS AT EMDEN. WILL THEY COME OUT? (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 23. Reports from North Holland state that unusual activity prevails in the neighborhood of Emden, giving the impression that the German fleet are preparing for decisive action. Prince Henry of Prussia (Grand Admiral of the Fleet) visited Emden on Saturday and inspected the torpedo and submarine craft. [Emden is Germany's most westerly North Sea port, being contiguous to the Dutch frontier.] SMALL CRAFT LOSSES. GERMAN SUBMARINE CREW SAVED. LONDON. November 24. Th° German submarine, reported yesterday as rammed, was detected off Northern Scotland durine the morning. A patrol reported ramming it at noon. The submarine was not again sighted for an hour, when the crew were seen on deck flying a white flag. The destroyer Garry came alongside as the submarine foundered, and rescued throe officers and 23 of the crew. One was drowned. THE DESTROYER COLLISION. LIGHTS OUT fN NARROW WATERS. COPENHAGEN, November 24. The Gorman destroyer 5124 was going at full speed off Falsterbo with lights out, when the steamer Anglo-Dane rammed her amidships. German torpedoers rescued most of the crew. [Falsterbo is on the Swedish side of Toe Sound, which separates Sweden from Zealand (Denmark).] MINES. LONDON, November 24. Two Lowestoft fishing boats have been sunk by mines, and their crews were lost. WAR OF THE AIR. PARIS, November 24. A German aeroplane dropped bombs on Bailloul (in France. N.E. of Armentieres), killing three British wounded in an ambulance. THE RECENT RAID. LONDON, November 24. Four hundred men are employed at Friedrichshafen, and they have been turning nut n Zeppelin every three weeks. The Admiralty account of the British airmen’s raid states: “The aviators’ report positively that all the bombs reached their objective.” AMSTERDAM. November 24. The * Tyd ’ states that one aeroplane made seven attacks on tho Zeppelin factory. Gun fire forced him to retire, hut the aviator returned and threw- a bomb.
FRANCE’S PART, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914
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