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LATE WAR NEWS.

THE FLANDERS CAMPAIGN. THE WORCESTERS PRAISED. (Press Association—By (Received November 30, at 2.55 p.m.) Sir John French, continuing his account of tho fighting in Flanders (on PaS °The division, however, rallied and recaptured Gheluvelt. This rally, at such a time, was fraught with momentous consequences. If one unit can be singled out for especial praise it is the Worcesters. Meantime the enemy in the, centre were heavily pressing th Third Corps and the cavalry corps. As the position of tho cavalry at .S. Yves was engangered, counter-attacks were planned by Hunter-Weston and Anley and successfully beat back the Germans, inflicting great loss. Tho staunchness of the Royal Lancasters and Lancashire Fusiliers was commendable. They were well handled by Lieutenant-colonel Butler. Sir John French brings under special notice the excellent work of MajorGeneral Poulteney, his Staff, the divisional and regimental leaders, and the men in holding a front of very undue length with invariable aucoeee, courage tenacity, and cheerfulness. Referring to the attack on the Prussian Guards, which came from Arras with great speed and secrecy, documents found proved that tho Guards received tho Emperor’s special command to break through where, their comrades had failed. They were repulsed with enormous loss. Sir Douglas Habdi assisted by divisional and brigade commanders, held the line with marvellous courage. Words failed to express the admiration of the incalculable services they rendered. The first corps was brilliantly supported bv Byngs Cavalry. The names of Bulfin and Brigadier-General Kavanagh were particularly mentioned, also Brigadiers Fitzclarence and Cavan. Tno report concludes : “ Wo are now possibly at the last stages of tho battle of Ypres-Armentieres. I regret tho heavy casualties, but at least thrice as many enemy were placed hors de combat.”

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LATE WAR NEWS., Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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LATE WAR NEWS. Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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