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AMSTERDAM, December 7.

(Received December 8, at 11.30 a.m.)

An official message from Berlin states that the Germans have had a decisive success in repelling strong forces to the northwest and south-west of Lodz. The result of the battle cannot yet be estimated, owing to the extensive area. The Russian losses were very heavy. tainted news. russianTriticlsm on gerivl4n~~ "victories." their own enormous losses. PETROGRAD, December 7. (Received December 8, at 8.50 a.m.) An official statement ridicules the German claim that they captured the number of Russians cabled on November 28 and December 2, which captures are purely imaginative. '• The Germans," continues the state ment. "carefully conceal their own kss. including that of 23 guns in a single district

"Witnesses of previous wars state that never were seen such sights ae the roads after the German retreat from Sfrykow. At some points where -wro attacked, on tbo flanks the German dead were piled a metre high, and all the inhabitants in the district are now at work burying the dead. "Several German divisions, especially of the Guards, were so severely tried during their efforts to escape that they have completely disappeared Ire* thy lighting line." [General Hindenburg on November 23 claimed to have captured 60.000 prisoners, | 150 guns, and 200 ma';in>te_gims. On 'December 2 the Germai claim was the | capture of 12,000 prisoners and 25 guns.] GERMAN CU'.iU>RK. •CARE OF THE INSANE" PETROGRAD, December 7. (Received December 8, at 8.50 a.m.) The Germans bombarded a madhouse on the outskirts of Lodz, and scores of lunatics jumped from the windows. Many were burnt to death. THE AUSTRIAN ARMY. ITS VALOR IMPUGNED. FAINT-HEARTED OFFICERS. PETROGRAD, December 7. {Received December 8, at 9.50 a.m.) The military critic of the 'Bourse Gazette ' recently commented on the small percentage of Austrian artillery captured compared with other arms of the service. An official war messenger now explains that since the second Austrian retreat in Poland the Austrian artillery was invariably withdrawn before the final battle issiie. The ' Gazette' declares that this amounts to an admission that the Austvians begin to retreat before actually suffering defeat. The journal also points out that the large proportion of commissioned officers among the Austrian captives is in striking contrast with the behaviour of German officers, who fall fighting.

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IN POLAND., Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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IN POLAND. Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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