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POSTON IN FLANDERS., Issue 15660, 26 November 1914
POSTON IN FLANDERS.
ENEMY’S FIFTEEN ARMY CORPS FAIL TO BREAK THROUGH. Press Association—By Telegraph— Copyright. PARIS, November 25. Official; A review of the six weeks’ battle in Flanders has been distributed among the troops. It states that it resulted in the failure of the German attempt to outflank or break through the Allies’ line. The Germans massed lo army corps under the Crown Prince of Bavaria, Generals Von Fabeck and von Deimling, and the Duke of Wurtemberg. The allied forces are not so numerous as the Germans, but are considered sufficient. The Kaiser came to the front and arranged to proclaim the annexation of Belgium at Ypres. . The review shows generous appreciation of the help of the British contingent, but the chief Durden fell upon the French troops, commanded by General Foch, un- ■ der General Joffre’s orders, with General Castelnan commanding the army at Arras, General Maudhuy between Arras and Lille, and General Durbal commanding the Belgians. The forces also included French cavalry, territorials, marines, and fusiliers. GERMANS RENEW ATTACK IN BETTER WEATHER. ALLIES’ ARTILLERY SUPERIOR. LONDON, November 25. The frost has broken, and the weather Is now s. • ->v and mild. Both sides have been utili-nig the comparative inactivity to reorganise their forces. The Germans have been heavily reinforced. and are attacking between Ypres and La Bassee, but the British artillery Is thwarting every effort. It is noteworthy that the Allies artillery is now proving superior. A feature af the recent fighting is the number of German batteries that have been destroyed, particularly in the battle of Zohnebeke. Here the French artillery drove the Germans from the woods. French engineers hurriedly cut down the trees and flung them into the road to prevent a cavalry charge. • PARIS, November 85. It is generally calm on the front, except for intermittent cannonades. German attacks in the Argonne were repulsed. FIGHTING ON THE COAST. MOSQUITO FLEET ASSIST. A DESTROYER DAMAGED. AMSTERDAM, November 25. At dawn on Monday British airmen reconnoitred the German positions on the coast. Their artillery is cleverly concealed, being partly buried in slopes of dunes, with tee muzzles pointing seawards. The Allies opened an attack on the Germans at Nienport in conjunction with n Pranco-British squadron of three small cruisers and a number of destroyers and torpedo boats. The Germans maintained an uninterrupted fire, attacking the infantry and the warships. The warships silenced two batteries at Westende, but finally withdrew after a destroyer had been seriously damaged. THE “ OVERLANDED ” SUBMARINES. SOME EVIDENTLY LAUNCHED. OTHERS DESTROYED IN TIME. ZEEBRUGQE SHELLED FROM SEA. AMSTERDAM, November 24. The British squadron destroyed sections of six submarines at Zeebrugge, also the shipyard, military trains, and an immense quantity, of stores. During the bombardment German submarines attacked the squadron, which safely withdrew, favored by the mist and darkness. RECONNOITRING. AN INDIAN’S ADVENTURE. LONDON, November 25. The Press Bureau reports that an observer with the Indian troops in France says that a striking instance of resource and presence of mind was exhibited on a recent night. A private, who has since been promoted, with a companion, was creeping out of the trenches to make observations of the German line 200 yds distant. When they were midway a German searchlight discovered them. The private immediately rose and advanced, salaaming. He was allowed to enter the trenches. Upon the Germans mentioning the British, the Indian drew his hand across his throat with a gesture of disgust. Ho was given rations and a blanket, and spent the night in a trench. In the morning, using his fingers, he indicated that there were 25 other Mussulmans in his trench he could bring in. The Germans released him, and he rejoined his friends. A ZOUAVE HERO. PARIS, November 24. Official: A German column attacking a bridge defended by Zouaves drove before them Zouave prisoners, and shouted: “ Cease fire, French.” The Zouaves instantly stopped firing. A Zouave prisoner in th* - German ranks cried: “ Fire now, in God’s name.” A general volley rang out, dispersing the attack and killing the Zouave who had frustrated the German ruse. IN THE AIR. GERMANS LOSING TAUEES. CALAIS, November 25. Two Taubes bombed Havebruck on Friday. The British artillery brought down one, and a British biplane arrived and manteuvxed over the other. The British aviator dropped a bomb, and the Taubo crumpled up and fell. German aviators are active. They have bombed Havehrock, Caesel, Amiens, and Armcntieres, killing several citizens. The English aerial guns at Armcntieres brought down two machines, killing four aviators.
POSTON IN FLANDERS., Issue 15660, 26 November 1914
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