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GERMANS IN POLAND

PARTIALLY SURROUNDED,

BUT FIGHT DESPERATELY.

MANY CUT OFF.

flPnwi Association—By Telegraph—Copyright.

PETROGBAD, November 29.

Official: Between the Vistula and the W-arta the Germans continue to maintain their fortified positions on the Strykow-Zgierz-Szadek-Zdun-Skawola line. The lighting was very stubborn in the Stiykow-Zgiorz district, where wo captured cannon, machine guns, and several hundred prisoners. We engaged the enemy on the Glowno-Bielawy-Sobota, front (to the south-west of Lowicx), the Germans coumcr-attacking from the left bank of the Vistula. Prisoners desciibo the German Jesses as enormous. Many battalions lost all their officers. RUSSIANS CLOSING IN. PETROGUAD, November 30. The ‘Novo© Vrenna’ says that the enemy', pressed on all sides, are striving to force their way to Sr.iykow through a steadily-narrowing torridor. The Russian occupation ot Brcziny prevents their escape via KohiKzki. The Sl.yko-.v wall ot the corridor has been moved westward, and along It between Bretirty and Glownc> the Cossacks arc attacking tire German flank. Despite the enemy's high valor and tactical skill their dibits in this region are destined to b© futile. Entire- battalions of half-frozen and starving Germans, separated from tacir units in the Lodz district willingly surrendered.

GERMANS BREAK THROUGH,. BUT PAIL TO FIND SAFETY. LONDON. November 30. The ‘Daily Mail's ’ P-otiograd comspon dent reports that, the surrounded Germans except the captured dlviLons, brok« through one ride o; th.o Ilu.-s.an trap, bul are stall imperilled. ESTIMATED LOSS. LONDON, Novvruber 30. The ‘Daily News's’ P-et-rogiaJ correspondent States that tlie Germans killed in the 10 days’ battle between the River Bzura and Lodz are estimated at 100,000. IN EAST PRUSSIA. RENNENKAMPF HOLDS ENEMY PAST. # PETROGRAD. November 29. Official: The Ru-.-iaus in several districts in the vicinity of tho .Masurian lakes, on tho Agernn River, drove tho Germans back to their Ratified positions. MOPvE AUSTRIAN LOSSES. THE ROAP~TO CRACOW. PETROGRAD, Novemhe. d . ■ Official i The Austrians eastward ot Crajow were defeated and pursued. November 50. It is estimated that the Austrians made prisoners since the 9th inst. in the RabaCracow district total 53,000. In tho Carpathians the Russians captured 1,200 Austrians. THE KAISER. AMSTERDAM. November 50. Official i A Berlin message states that ‘ ia now at tho eastern front. ROAD TO CALAIS. ALLIES HOLD THE KEY. REASSURING MESSAGES. LONDON, November 30. Latest telegrams indicate that the allied Ene is now believed to bo impregnable. A MONTH TO WAIT. (London ‘Tunes’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 29. A German colonel captured in Belgium declared that if the Germans fail to break through to the coast before December 29 they will retreat to their second Hue of defence in Belgium AROUND YPRES. BRITISH RAZE WOOD. LONDON, November 30. The ‘Dailv Chronicle's’ Calais corre-( spondee.: states that although tho week was comparatively uneventful, hundreds were killed in skirmishes and minor opera, tions which official reports ignore. Amongst these was tho British action in razing tlio largest forest at Yprcs, which afforded exctUrmb cover fer the Germans attacking our trenches.

The task demanded unflinching valor. Bid volunteer'! exceeded requirements. After hard fighting, cleverly confined to tho forest itself, tho Geriiions were expelled from carefully constructed entrenchments, losing thousands in killed daily throughout die week. The German puns assisted largely iu demolishing tho forest. GERMAN LINES WEAKENED. LONDON, November 30. Renters Paris correspondent says it is jetnnated that the Germans have withIrawn four army corps from Belgium and tent them to Poland. They have replaced them hy old and young volunteers and members of Londsturm. ALIJES’ AIRMEN. A RAID ON GHENT. AAISTERDAM, November 30. Five of the Allies’ aeroplanes bombarded tho military stores at Chant, and much damage was done*.

Observers declare that latterly the Allies’ airmen havo dominated the air hi Belgium.

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GERMANS IN POLAND, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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GERMANS IN POLAND Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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