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THE ALLIES’ ROLE., Issue 15664, 1 December 1914
THE ALLIES’ ROLE.
ENEMY PINNED DOWN. THEIR STRENGTH EBBING. SIR JOHN FRENCH’S REPORT. TERRITORIALS PRAISED. NEWSPAPER COMMENT. CALAIS UNDOUBTEDLY SAVED. SIR DOUGLAS HAIG’S VALOR. LONDON, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.15 a.m.) Sir John French’s despatch states that tho of the Territorials, of whom there, are six infantry battalions and five cavalry regiments, has realised his highest expectations. He again pays a tribute to the resource and initiative of the Indians in repulsing superior forces. Their behaviour in their new surroundings has been highly satisfactory. The despatch adds : “ They value and significance of tho Allies’ role in tho AVest lie in tho fact that at the moment when Germany’s eastern provinces are in imminent danger of invasion nearly the whole of her active army is tied up in 260 miles of trenches from Verdun to Nieuport, where it is now held, much reduced in numbers and morale by the success of our troops.” Commenting on the despatch, the papers point out that Sir John _ French took an enormous risk in ordering the First Army Corps to Thourout via Ypres. But by doing so he undoubtedly saved Calais and the Channel ports. They also emphasise the fact that Sir Douglas Haig’s original instructions to capture Bruges, and, if possible, Ghent, showed that Germany’s enormous reinforcements were imperfectly realised at that stage. Sir Douglas Haig never reached those cities, nevertheless no held the line before Ypres against terrific odds until General Joffro was able to strongly reinforce him.
BRITAIN TRIES A HAND
LONDON, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) The ‘Daily Mail’ correspondent fays that four Englishmen, disguised as German officers, were shot in Flanders last week. THE BELGIANS. GERMAN INTIMIDATION. AMSTERDAM, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) The ‘ Telegraaf ’ says that all male inhabitants of Northern Flanders, from 18 to 45 years of age, have been forced to sign a declaration that they will not fight against the Germans. BELGIUM’S WAR LEVY. RAISED TO £15,000,000. AMSTERDAM, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) A telegram from Brussels states that Belgium’s war levy is now fixed at £15,000,000. A BAVARIAN PROTEST AGAINST PERSECUTION OF BRITISH. BAYREUTH, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) ' The > Socialist newspaper ‘ Volts Tribune’ hag been suppressed for appealing
THE THOROUGHBRED’S TOILET. LUOKA' MORSE TRAINERS. AMSTERDAM, November 30. (Received December 1, at 9 a.m.) The Berlin newspapers explain that several English racehorse trainers have been released in order to attend to valuable horses lielonging to German nobles. VON MOLTKE INTERFERED AATTH CROWN PRINCE. IMPRISONED BY THE KAISER, LONDON, November 50. (Received December I, at 8.20 a.m.) Tim ‘Daily News’ Copenhagen correspondent says that Genera] Von Moltke’s Daiusii wife writer- that her husband is a prisoner, by the Kaiser’s orders, in the palace at Homburg-vor-der-hohe (in HceseNassau), for interfering with the Crown Prince's operations on the west front in the early stages of the retreat from the Marne. THE “MUCH TRAVELLED.” PARIS, November 30. (Received December 1. at 9 a.m.) 'Le. Temps’ says that the Kaiser visited Antwerp on November 23. ENEMY’S CASUALTIES. BUT PRUSSIANS ONLY. LONDON, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.45 a.m.) Exclusive of the Saxons, Wurtembergors, and Bavarians, tho official lists give the Prussia n Josses at 627,073 men. ROLL OF HONOR. LONDON. November 30. (Received December 1, at 9 a.m.) Captain Stewart Richardson died of his wounds.
THE ALLIES’ ROLE., Issue 15664, 1 December 1914
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