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THE FESTUBERT AFFAIR.

A KEGI'LAiI MKLKF. I ENDS IX GF.II.MAX BiiUl". TAUIS. Do. cmb.-r 30. ! A further ar<oiint of the tij.h:iiig n* | Festubert-Givenjiy stats.-* that the In- | dians held the trenches between two vii- j lagcs. The German trenches in place* 1 were less than 50 yard.-, distant. I The Germans attacked, using bayonets ( and grenades. Tho Indians resi-ted for 1 hours with bayonets and knives until they ' were ordered to withdraw. j Meanwhile- a hand-to-hand fight- spread ! into the. villages, and every street, and 1 hou~e was hotly contest*d. The Germans j gained posKossiou of Givenchy, but, at the j most critical moment two regiments of : French Territorials arrived and were. , spread over the whole line. j French. British, and Indians fought | riesperately side by side in a eonfu.-ed line. \ regardless" of nationality or regiment*, j Bayonets, knive.-t, and bombs lU'i'i- i^ulJ *n"\ hardly n. shot w;\& \a.nl Believing tho day to bo won. th" (f-or-mans quitted tho trenches. Ama/ed at Ihe onslaught, they vainly took refuge in them again. 'The Allies then turned them J t>ut of every line of trenches, and in the i saps traversed tho German dead lay in heap?. At dawn tho Allies wore again in possession vi Givenchy. THE GEB.MAX ItESEBVES. QUALITY QUESTION ED. TOO MUCH SOFT LIVING. j (London 'Tim's' oncl Sydney 'Sun ' Seryicea.) j I.OXDOX, December 29. j A British doctor who t-rout f.air month., j In. Germany bays; "The Germans are! supposed to be phlegmatic. This is. in- | correct. Under a laim cxteiior they are | a highly-stmng, nervouc. people, and react j very easily for good or bad. You have ! received news of many young soldiers b-- \ jng lost. The reason for this i,s that under 1 tiro they went raving mad. Th-' !ir.-t line ' ot troops compribed hard fellows, able to . hoar the fatigues and <li.-j oniiorts of a! :-;ipid campaign. The .-<'. :al line were I much lower in phyMqii«-. bc/ause they had j begun to live comtortably and lai'k.'d the I Moma»h for u-.ir. Tli--y reveaied the .-s- \ jential weaknef.s of the Geinuiu nation—a ] tendency to get out of voiuhtion at a re- ! latively early age." i

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THE FESTUBERT AFFAIR., Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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THE FESTUBERT AFFAIR. Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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