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Dramatic incidents in tho -forest fighting between Compiegne and ChantHly, in Northern France, arc many (savs "a correspondent of the ' Morning Post'). Among these may be mentioned the grim work at the fishponds near Erenonville. These ancient artificial ponda lie shut in by a bank of high trees, with a dozen yards or so of green sward to their brink. They harbor venerable carp, of great size and age. In normal times they are silent and retired, visited_ but rarely by privileged anglers. Driving the enemy through the woods, one of the Highland regiments (I think it was the Seaforths, but cannot confirm) hustled their foes right into the fishponds, jumping in after them up to the middle to finish them in the water, which, they say, was packed with bodies. A little sylvan hostelry entitled "Rendezvous des chasseurs" wa6 the scene of a sharp little tussle. It stand at the junction of four cross roads right in the forest. Swinging round the corner came a British regiment, to find itself under fire from the German machine guns posted on the lefthand tide of the road. Quick as lightning our men took cover, and the little inn became the centre of a fierce fight. Using the little pleasure arbors in the gardone as cover, working along the banks bordering the road, our men, with the'loss of only six, who fell at the first discharge at ine machine guns, got close, and routed tho Germans with heavy loss, captiirinjr all the jruns.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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