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DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
DIARY OF THE WAR
The following continues our day-by-day summary of the war news. Only matters of intercut and of reasonable credibility are recorded. The whole gives a fair summary in brief of the story of the great war. The last instalment appeared in our issue of tho 21st inst. : November 21.—Tho great battle of the Yser continues with no advantage to the enemy. The weather is bad.—Eighty large* nuns are said to have left Liege for Noithirn France.—The capital of Krupps is said to have been increased by £3.6oo,ooo.—’Typhoid is said to have broken out among tho Germans in the Lille district—The battle along the Vistula continues. Many desperate engagements, with varying results, have been fought. —General IJ mdenburg pours in fresh troops.—Fighting against tho Turks continues at Brzeroum.— Austrian and Servian artillery engage at Ovchada, the former being compelled to ffee.—lt is estimated that already £700,000,000 has been tendered for the war loan of one-half that amount.—l,ooo Belfast Nationalists enlist to serve under the Flag.—The Belgian official report states that at 'Famines there were 650 victims of German outrages, at Dinnnt 700 were killed and 1.200 houses destroyed, and in Belgian Luxemburg 1.000 men wore shot. —Mr Fisher says that Austi.ilia will send more men than have been asked for.—The professor of jurisprudence (Herr Rohler) at Berlin, told bis students that peace cannot come until England ha* been brought to her knees. r [’he export of t<?a to the Continent is forbidden by the Imperial Government, except to the Allies. — [Tie House of Commons vote £250,000,000 and 1,000.000 men.—Many representative Italians consider the lime ripe for Italy to discard neutrality. November 23. The Times ’ correspondent .n Northern Franca says that tho position of the Allies was never more secure than it is to-day.—French airmen flv over the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen and drop bombs ; the attempt was not successful.—Tho Russians drive back the Germans south of Czenstochowa. and continue their advance. —Russia defeats the Turks at Erzeronm.—lndian troops are lauded at Kowoit. Bahrein!, and Bnshire.— Professor Reiss, of Lausanne University, as the result of an investigation, makes charges of wholesale massacre and shocking inhumanity of Servians by Austrians. —The Belgian Atrocities Commission, in their third report, state that Ardenne has the record for scenes of murder and infamy.—Germany has appointed nine military governors of Belgium.--British prisoners in Vienna are threatened with harsh treatment because of the alleged harsh treatment of Austro-Hungarian prisoners. Canada will increase her contingent to 50.000 men : there are already 00.000 in England.—Sir Jolm Jellicoe writes highly of the men of the fleet: he is prouder of them every day.—Mr Asquith, Mr Balfour, and Lord Rosebery state there must bo no patched peace, no weakening, and no wavering.—Great Britain refuses to modify the embargo on Australian wool.—Gorman losses mo said to aggregate 1-^ millions, exclusive of sick half-million. — The civilian population have been expelled from Cracow.—All subjects of hostile countries have been ordered to leave Hamburg by November 29. —Lord Roberts, in a last message, wrote that Belgium had saved England from the punishment sho richly deserved, November 24.—Fierce lighting is reported south of Ypres, in which the enemy’s losses are heavy.—Snow impedes operations both east and west. —Fighting between tho Vistula and the Warta continues with partial successes.—Berlin is said to be preparing for a probable >iege; guns of the heaviest calibre are being mounted and stores accumulated. —Panic and excitement are general in East Prussia.—Przemysl is in sore straits, and its final assault and capture ou December 6 (Feast of St. Nicholas) is expected.—Turkish troops are said to have reached the Suez Canal.—Eighty thousand Turks, under German officers, aro said to garrison Smyrna.—General Botha is hot on the track of De Wet. who has so far eluded capture; the rebel is said to be half-demented, and his supporters aro abandoning him.—There was rioting in tho alien camp at Douglas (Isle of Man), resulting in five prisoners being killed and several wounded. —Tho * Cologne Gazette’ scolds Mr Asquith, and says the Kaiser’s aims arc to protect his people from black, white, yellow, and brown mixtures.—The Kaiser is said to have offered £I,OOO for tho head of the commander of the British armored trains. " Ca!lis, regardless of tho loss of life,” is said to be tho Kaiser’s command. — The Balkan States are said to bo mobilising as a result of German intrigues with Turkey.—A British patrol vessel rammed and sank a German submarine off tho Scottish coast.—The British force in East Africa is compelled to retire. November 25.—(The British fleet bombarded Zoebruggo, doing much damage. —General French thanks the First Army Corps for their magnificent stand at Ypres against tho Prussian Guards and other German army corps.—There is much activity in tho neighborhood of Em den.—Obstinate fighting between the Vistula and Warta continues. —The British occupy Basra.—The Gorman Pacific fleet has been using the island of Juan Fernandez as a-base. Chile promises to investigate.—Further Press reports state that there has been a decisive battle in Poland, the enemy being decisively defeated.—Tho German e-stimatc of their losses on the Yser is 200,C00 men.—Tho Maharajah of Idar says India can raise as large an army as Russia for tho service of the Empire.—Ypres Cathedral is said to have been destroyed by the Germans. November 26.—Tho weather improves. The Allies’ artillery is superior to that of the enemy, and the fleet shell the Germans at Nieuport.—The Allies shell Zeebruggo. destroying sections of six submarines.—The battle around Lodz continues, and also on the CzenstochowaCracow front, with evidences of Russian successes. —Fighting against the Turks in Transcaucasia continues with disaster to the Turks.—The Sultan’s proclamation of a holy war in Asia Minor falls flat.—The Chilian authorities take definite action respecting the Germans using their territory as a naval base.— Portugal will co-operate in accordance with the terms of the .British alliance, if necessary.—Emergency precautions are being taken in England to prevent the enemy effecting a landing.—Herr Maximilian Harden continues to assert that “England is trying to undermine us.” Tho Chancellor of "tho Exchequer has had to readjust his £tl a half-pint beer tax, as its effect has been to kill the trade. — Heavy German reinforcements are being mured into West Flanders.—The artillery bombardment continues day and night; there are said to be many desertions from tho German army.— Tho President of tho Bavarian Ministry tells an Italian interviewer that Germany must either vanquish her enemy or vanish.—Bulgaria proposes to continue her attitude of neutrality.—The Germans are said to be feverishly fortifying tho Kiel Canal and the Schles-wig-Holstein coast.—ln the neighborhood of Verdun the Germans requested an armistice, which was refused. November 27,—The great battle near Lodz continues; the messages point to a defeat of General Hindenburg, with the Crown Prince in full retreat and the Russians in pursuit.—There aro rumors that tho Germans in Flanders are falling back on .Bruges.—Eye-witnesses from Galicia tell harrowing stories of tho conditioh of the country.—‘The Times’ forecasts another formidable battle in Flanders, with menacing activity in other directions.—General William Bitdwood will command the Australian i forces at the front.—The enemy are being driven; back in Nigeria and the Cameroons. —H.M.S. Bulwark, of 15,000 tons, was blown up in Sheerness Harbor yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, owing
DIARY OF THE WAR, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
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