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IN POLAND.

THE FIGHT FOR WARSAW. TERRIBLE CARNAGE. GERMAN ATTACKS FAIL. PETROGRAD, December 25. Oflieial : The situation on the. Vistula is -unchanged. All day and night attacks in) tho district of iSochaoy.ew-Bolimow were repulsed Fighting continues on the banks of tho Pilica. THE BZURA BATTLE. GERMAN TACTICS. STILL MASSED FORMATION I.V FRONTAL ATTACK. LONDON. December 25. The 'Daily Chronicle's' Warsaw correspondent «tates that the battle on tho B/.un. is raging unceasingly, and recalls the battle of the Yser in its terrible slaughter. The Russians and Germans are strongly entrenched on opposite sides of the river. The Germans are making incessant attacks in close formation, seeking to enish the Russians by sheer weight of numbers. So far the* German charges have always been driven back with heavyless, ami ihe Russians continue their dashing counter-attacks. An outstanding example of these at ? tacks was one by tho Siberians at Bochazew on Sunday, when the Germans abandoned Jive machine guns and two aeroplanes, 'i lie scene of the fighting is a. flat expanse, of fields. There is no snow, hut a Weak wind, and much water in the trenches. The authorities at Fetrograd attach much importance to the Russians making a scri"us breach in tho German lino on the PehUa. A DESPERATE ENEMY. ATTEMPT TO "CROSS A RIVER. COSTLY NIGHT ATTACKS. LONDON, December 26. The ' Daily Chronicle's' Warsaw' correspondent (Jives further details of the lighting on the B/.ura. 'The Germans on the 19th inst. made five desperate night attempts to establish a footing on the eastern bank. Though searchlights were pi-iving and the fire from the Russian tr»nehcs mowed tho lines of the enemy's ranks, the Germans dashed into the icy. lvillot-whippod water, which reached their armpits, t Inly one- reached the. eastern bank. The rest n! the attackers suffered im7nense losses. Sometimes a whole battalion was blotted out. General Madri- i toti', who made a reputation in the Japa-( neso War, commands the Russians in this region. Tho fighting reached a climax on the 20th inst.. when the second German attack was made. They succeeded in dragging several mitrailleuses, and, enfilading the trenches' of the Ist Siberians, captured the trenches.

Two hours later the Siberians, being reinforced, retook the trenches and drovo tho Germans into the river. They fought hand-to-hand in the water, each side receiving reinforcements. The river, which is 50yds wide, was literally dammed with corpses, and the struggling wounded were drowned, being entangled among the dead. SIBERIANS USE BAYONET. LONDON. December 26. Renter's Petrograd correspondent cables that tho Siberians on the 19th inst. almost wiped out seven battalions of the Wurtembergers while attempting to cross where the Rawka enters the. Bztira. The Germans left 1.200 dead on tho field after the Siberians' bayonet attack on the 21st inst.

The spoil? raptured at Mlawa dm the Mast Prussian frontier) include many waggons or Christmas presents for the (!er-man.-s

A GL'RMAN ADMISSION. EXHAUSTION EVIDENT. LONDON, December 27. A German official wirele-s message admit- that the German attacks on the Bzura have ceased. AEPOPLANF RAID. PETROORAD, December 26. Five German aeroplanes bombed Sochaczew lahrcit 55 miles west of 'Warsaw i. Thev killed eight persons and wounded 100." The bombs also ignited many houses and de-troyed the market place. THE SOUTHERN ARMIES. RUSSIANS RF.OAIXINO CONTROL. PETROGRAD. December 25. Two infantry regiments showed the greatr-t bravery among the spurs of the Carpathian-. They cio.-ed the Ja-ioltta up to their wai-t- in water under a murderous tire, and di-lodged the Austriaris at til., juiint of the bayonet, taking 151 pri--oliej -. December 26. Official: There ha- been desperate lighting on the lower Nida. An additional ■I.OOO Au-tiiau- have been captured. The lighting alone; the whole front of Galieia is favorable to the Russians. AMSTERDAM. December 27. An official nies-age. from Vienna statethat the Austrian, have captured the U-/.ok I'ass. The TUi-sian-, in superior force, recaptured Kro-.uo and Ya.-10. IN TRANSCAUCASIA. PFTROOHAD, December 25. Official: In the Caucasus we as-unied the oifeiisive in the Sarakaniysh region, and defeated the Turkish advance guards all al'<Tg the line. The enemy in the Van reeiou. alter a determined resistance, have fallen hack with serious 10-.-es towards the Sarai-As-ourlie line.

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IN POLAND., Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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