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GERMAN OFFENSIVE BROKEN TO ALL APPEARANCE. OPTIMISTIC REPORTS. x Press Association—By Telegraph— Copyright. LONDON. December 1. Correspondents of London newspapers are now permitted to inspect the French lines. Th'ey declare that the battle in Flanderd is now ended, marking, according to military opinion and all appearances, the termination of the German offensive in France, though the end of the battle, like that of the Aisne. has not, been honored by an obituary notice. DAYLIGHT LOOMS. WILL ENE>rY~RETREAT FROM FLANDERS* AND FRANCE? (London' Times' and Sydney 'Sun'Services.) LONDON. November 30. ' The Times's * military correspondent says there ara signs of a German movement on the western front, and they may retreat to a line from Antwerp to Namur and Strasshurg lie adds: We begin to see daylight through the gloom of fighting. By "oniitinuing to arm, wo are Bearing the attainment of our end." ' AFTER THE CRISIS. TRIBUTES TO~THE FRENCH FOR HEROISM ON YSER LINE. LONDON, December 1. The London Press correspondents who ■were permitted to inspect the French lines pay glowing tributes to General Grosetti and the slender forces defending Nienport Tinder a rain of shell: to Admiral Ronarch and 7,000 Bretons at Dixmude; also to General Mouasey's supreme effort at Ypre», j in collecting at haphazard 250 cooks and a dismounted cuirassier escort, with whom he charged a German regiment in possession of a suburb. The regiment broke and fled, and Ypres was saved. all hands turned to. cooks aneTengineers, to repulse prussian guards. LONDON. December 1. The Press Bureau publishes an account from an " Eyo-witness" with the British Headquarters, in which he states that the Prussian Guards, during their attack, broke the British line at a spot where the only reserves consisted of two companies of engineers. The Guards advanced within 70yd3 of two guns, the officers of which improvised a firing iine otit of gunners and cooks. The line withstood the Guards until reinforcements arrived, and the Guards were repulsed. HAND-TO-HAND. A BAYONET INCIDENT. (London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Servioes.) LONDON, November 30. A British officer, describing the capture of some lost trenches, says: "\Ye enfiladed them and knocked them over like rabbits. One of our lieutenants was shot through the head. His slayer, when spitted upon a bayonet, tried to kick the bayoneter, but was thrown down and thrust through and through. He was discovered to bo the proud possessor of an Iroti Cross. He died game." KING GEORGE IN FRANCE. VISITS BASE~HOSPITAL. ] LONDON, December 1. The King was greatly acclaimed on landing in France. He was met by the Prince of Wales, and visited the wounded. GERMAN MORALE. i MTJTIN'OUsHviAItINE,*. AMSTERDAM, December" 1. .Seven hundred German marines at Bruges, including several officers, refused lo proceed to Yprci, declaring that their | duty was only to fight at sea. Tho mutineers were senti to Ghent, and it is reported that a number, including tho three officers, were despatched to Syracuse. GERMAN ATROCITIES. OWN EVrDEXL'K PUBLISHED. PARIS. November 50. The Fr°nch Government are officially issuing letters found on German officers and men, giving their stories of untold horrors committed on women and children and shootings and plunderings during August and September. It is a terrible record of atrocities. The documents aro open to public inspection.

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THE FLANDERS LULL., Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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THE FLANDERS LULL. Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914