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AMSTERDAM, December 13. (Received December 14. at 8.55 a.m.) The British are reported to be gaining ground northwards of Passchendaele (between Roulers and Ypree), imperilling the German positions near the const. The German General Staff have returned inland from Kntveldo. Many German troops, numerous cannon, machine guns, and motor cars from the Bruges district traversed Selzacte, going towards Antwerp.




PARIS, December 13.

(Received Deeetnhcr 1-1, at 9.5 a.m.) A communique states: Wo repulsed three violent infantry attacks south and oa<t of Ypres, also attacks north and east of Senones. We made substantial progress at Le Pretre.



AMSTERDAM. December 13. (Received December 14, at 8.50 a.m.) Van Hr.rsen, a. Dutch volunteer with the Belgian ntmv. who escaped from the Wesel camp, reports that his battalion were surrounded on l-ho Yser and hoisted the white flag, also reversing Iheir ntles. Xevertheh-t* the Germans continued to shoot until only '•8 were left, all being wounded.

INTO UPPER ALSACE FRENCH FIGHT THEIR. WAY. HAND TO-HAND WORK. PARIS, December 13. (Received J>rembcr 1 4 . at 8.55 a.m.) \fter an ci»ht hows' desperate hand-to-hand fight the Fiench occupied Mourns and Biesel. in Upper Alsace: 215 1 rencu and 720 Germans were killed. Fiench bayonet charges have resulted in the capture'of all Hie strategical Herman positions on the line Thaun-lielfort-Roez, despite heavy shelling, inflicting serious casualties on the French. WOMEN SPIES. .THREE SHOT. PARTS. BeermHer 13. (Rectiveil December 1-1, at 8.40 a.m.) Three women epics for the past month have betrayed tho positions of French gunners about the centre of the battle line. They also robbed the dead on the battlefield", and signalled to the Germans with dark lanterns. All have been captured and shot. ANOTHER, V.C. A HIGHLAND LIEUTENANT. LONDON, December 13. (Received December 14", at 8.50 a.m.) Lieutenant Walter Brodie, of the Highland Light Infantry, has been awarded the Victoria Cross for'conspicuous gallantry i.t Becelaere. His action consisted in ousting tho enemy from portion of our trenches. He bayoneted (several, and thereby relieved a. dancmous situation. As a result of his promptitude 80 Germans »cre killed and 51 taken prisoners. GERMAN LOSSES. OVER 600,000 ADMITTED. KILLED, WOUNDED, AND MISSING. (London 'Times' and Sydney "Sun' Seivi^a.) LONDON, December 13. Berlin admits the following losses : Killed: 5.000 officers and 90,000 men. Wounded: 11,000 officers and 380.000 men. Missing: I.ICO officer? and 116,000 men. DISTRESSED ACTORS. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun * Service*.) LONDON, December 13. The- Berlin 'Courier' states that 7,200 theatrical artists are starving, and another 3,000 are serving in the army. Many talented actors are selling papers in the streets.

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BRITISH PUSH IN, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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BRITISH PUSH IN Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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