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FRENCH HEADQUARTERS, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914
STILL REPORT PROGRESS ALONG WHOLE LINE. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. PAWS, December 25. Official! There has been intermittent artillery fighting in Belgium. Th« Allies hciiveon the Lys mid the Oitso on Monday i v citing reached a point where the road.moot from J.-eoii to Kutoiro. and 1.00.5t" Wnr.ellos. The Al!it>s captured pari of the village of La Boise'.le, which it north -cast of Albert, and a l *''' niadu some ptogrees at Lihu, near Char.lnes, where various attacks woro carried out with much tpirit. We evervwhere maintained tho ground trained. "The. Allies' artillery ha.* overthrown tho defensive, organit-at'.on on the plateau at Nouvron. There- have heen artillery duels in tho Aisne and Champagne districts, where several German attacks were) repulsed. Tli,» Allies. Advanced north of Supignrul, near Rerrv-au-Bac. A violent, counterattack which followed failed. "We captured a. wood north of Me-nil, following up the eapturo of trenches on the 23rd inst. 'Wo arn now in po.-o-dion of the whole of tho oiiciiiy'is first lino of defence? in thi.-: region. The, Allies -n tho Argonno repulsed live attacks at Rois-de-Crario. Our heavy artillery is mastering the German batteries in tlio Ciiisy-Bois-dc-Forgo-, regi -.n. where t'::? machine guns enabled the Allien' infnntry to make ;i good foiward movement. We advanced in the lower to 1.500 metres from Crevusnr-Yc'Vi/.0. Later. We have, slightly progressed from Nieu-r-ort, and repuWd an attack in. Ih,' dirciinn of Notre. Dame Ac Loiotta. We captared a trench at Puic-saleine. and held our ground noiwith-tandii'g .several routd-cr-attack... The enemy made a vigorous and tmt.urces.sfid attack <>n T'hnrsday night a'. Laied-de-Faux. in theYo.gcs." A later roped states that a fog. fara.Vfod operations from tho P --.i b> t;'i.- Lys. We repulsed .m>vo.i.il counter-attacks at Roulettes, La Roisello. Lihons, and Chivy. Hie artiilerv pi lon cod the enemy's batteries at Perthes,"where pailievdariy violent Gorman counter-attacks by important, effectives along a front of 1.500 metres completely failed. We appreciably progro.K-d in Upper Alsace. ROUND LILLE. OFFENSIVE NOT MAINTAINED. BRITISH AT LA BASS EL. PARIS, December 26. _ The Crermans attacked the- British pori:ions on Thrust!.iv nitfltt at La B.issee. They at first compelled the British to jive ground but, tho British by a vigorous counter-attack three hours later recovered ill the Jofrt ground. They inflicted severe iotses on tho and took 400 prisoners. IN AEMENTIERES. DEADLY SHELLING. JTONDON. December 26. During tho recent heavy lighting at Armer.tieres shells tell in tvtrv quarter of !lie town, and iiTetriovably damaged the famous organ at St. Va.iot C'lnireii. Incendiary shells fired a factory where several hundred Biitish soldo rs. were deeping, and several we it incinerated.
BRITISH AIRMAN. RAID IX FLANDERS. DUNKIRK, December "25. On his Inst trip (.ominander Samson hopped 12 bomb.-. He started at 6.30 li the evening, ami bombed the militaiv ?<«♦« ab Osteiid, R'--;<■>. Ghent. ;m<l Al fit". Mo descended to L. I<'U' hundred yards and I ombed BriisS"l.s us cabled on Tut r-da v. 'lno tiamc-3 showed i:p tin; uero| lan'the black eky. and luiis v.eie tin d nn(V>mmai.der Si)n-"ii iel timed after live hours' a'e.-eikc, and lauded safely. eomi-.s. ox nam v. PARIS. December Tt. A Zeppelin dropped 1 \ m the ti'wn of Nancy. They killed r.-.-i. p--i ..m----and damaged many hoc-cs, CHRI.m'MAS Xf'r HOLIDAY TiMK. T.'"»XI»(lX. December 20. Relteidam -report.-; that ;■> the Allies' pres-uto tie. Gcimau ('hrintruasi f«*tivi!3«S at, Ghent. W( !«• ,). tias'.o. All the troops had to be h'triled to the front.
FRENCH HEADQUARTERS, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914
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