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EAST OF YPRES.

• FRENCH REGAIN GROUND. ftwa Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, D««-iber 10 The 'Daily Chronicle a' Dunkirk correspondent save the German front has been bent back "between Menin and Rollers, which was threatened with cap- ire. The Bermana attacked an entrenched forest at Houthen, which they cleared before they rave up the trenches to a relieving force, the onslaught was so furious that they penetrated to Becelaere-Ghclevelt. The French were bard pressed for two nova, but a counter-attack commenced on Monday afternoon was entirely successful, and the German* were thrown back lo Gheluwe, within a shoH distance of Menin. ON YSF.R FLOODS. A BELGIAN* DECOY. SUCCESSFULLY WORKED. DUNKIRK, December 10. The Belgians on the Bth inst. cleverly captured several German trenches on the Yser. Noticing that Taube aeroplanes were active, the Belcians prepared rafts and ostentatiously placed soldiers aboard. suggesting an attack acmes the floods. The Germans accordingly masked a strong force opposite and awaited events. _ The rafts commenced to cross in the afternron, anud reached a farmhouse in the midst of the floods, and exchanged a heavy machine-gun fire. The plucky crews only surrendered when an over•whelming"force cf Germans waded into the witter. Meanwhile the remainder of the- Bcgjaiis crept up to the German trenches. Plenty of defenders remained, but tin- machine guns had been despatched to meet the attack of the rafts. The Belgians, crying "Remember Louv.th!" carried the trenches at the bayonet poiut, advancing the Belgian line a" kilometre. Later the Germans, reinforced, sought to Tecapture the trenches. The battle continued far into the night, but the Belgians at dawn had comfortably dug themselves in and maintained the position they had captured. ADVANCE IN FRANCE. PARIS, December 10. Official: The French have advanced be- j fore Tirailleurs (''). The German attack ] on Tracy Leval was repulsed. AMBULANCE TRAIN DERAILED. AMSTERDAM, December 10. A train of 40 carriages, conveying 1,500 German wounded, wad derailed between | Gemmenicht and -Aachen (ALvla-Chapelle). Fifty soldiers were lulled and many injured. MEETING OF THE NATIONS. LITER, AT BERLIN. (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Service*.) LONDON, December 9 'The Timee' correspondent, who entered the railway station at Kette, says: " The scene would have rejoiced the heart of an artiot. There was a. perfect blaze of color—a riot of sartoriaJ tints and trappings. It was Babel let loose. Alongside of a couple of Senegalese sat an Arab in white flowing robes; beyond the white and gold tunic of the inlanteria coloniale; then a Belgian trooper in a group of Chasseurs Alpines, Zouaves, Tuicos, Algerian Tirailleurs, marines, and sailore, together with artillery of 20 different units. A jovial sergeant observed : ' What must the Bosches think when they come against a collection like this? 3sot to speak of your Ecossakes with their petticoats, Indians, and Australians. They must think the whole world is moving en masse to hold an ' exposition universelkj' at Berlin.'" KING GEORGE. A MAN AMONG MEN. (London 'Timea' and Sydney 'Sun* Services.) LONDON, December 9. A British officer with the Indian army describes the King's visit. "It was,'' he said, " the most informal show over seen. The King strolled along tho ranks, chatting with all and sundry. Immediately before His Majesty arrived a Gorman aeroplane appeared, beading itraight for us. Our guns opened fire, "mid the aeroplane scurried north. "During the inspection of tlio troops the Leicester Regiment had just left the trenches, and paraded covered with mud and urushaven. The King simply revelled in the meeting, and chatted with alinoss every man. He wanted to know all about the trench fighting. The Prince of Wales was equally interested, and wandered about, paying no attention whatever to his father and chatting with everybody. Tho was particularly interested in a man wearing German boots. His Majestywanted the Indians to know that tho Queen and he always kept them in their thoughts. Altogether it w.is a wonderful . visit, the King tram pine.; through the mud as though he was partridge shooting." THE PRINCE PROMOTED. LONDON. December 10. The Prince of Wales has been promoted to lieutenant. FRENCH CYCLISTS. j SYDNEY, December 10. j Latest lists show that many noted cyclists have been killed at tho front, including Thys, Buysse, Poulain, and Garrigan. HONOR AND WAR. SYDNEY, December 10. Captain Oswald Watt, formerly of Sydney, describing his experiences afi* a French militnrv airman, says: " The Germans have broken practically all the laws of civilised warfare." ATROCITIES TO ORDER. (London 'Timea' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, December 9. The Belgian Commission, replying to German denials of atrocities, cito officii' proclamations by German commanders threatening fire and sword, heavy fines, and shooting hostages unless tho" towns surrendered and the German terms were observed. The Commission declare that the orders reveal the application of a preconceived scheme. THE ARROW. MUNICH, December 10. The Bavarian General Yon Mccer has been killed. He \va3 t-teppin? out of a motor car when he was transfixed by a Bteel dart dropped from a licsstilo aeroplane.

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EAST OF YPRES., Evening Star, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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EAST OF YPRES. Evening Star, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914

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