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THE LESSONS Of WAT

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Oi 150 ?helb only one lia-l hit the barrel. THE OAPTUIIE Ol- 1 l->TATi:Er-k Kstaires rT-PK about. 20 miKi to th" sve>t of Lille, in the midst of country which Ins hreii Ihft theatre, ot heavy but which is nosv in the handf-- (if the Allies. The Paris ' Jrn't'iial's' (trcnoblo coi _ esyiorideiit gis-es. the foilowimr vivid aei'ount of the capture of l-istaires :At d.-nvn, he say?, a lieetenenl, and 80 (.'ha.-s.-iirs, wi.-h----iu s ' to !-1 rr-tch their decid''d 1 1> i-rnsh to the othtr side of the Lys i'iver to obpervc the we-rk of a Oei'inan trau.-jioi'i train. They liad crossed a foolhridire .-eparatino the 'village nt La litnt'iii; from tho little town oi E.-taires ■.".■■ a i" eoarch the houses and to tumble into the streets "bneehos" drunk with .-hep ami alcohol. A (iennan major came out imo a yard ;itv\ bred at the lieutenant of ti".' Chasseurs, but missed him. The, latter. however, did not miss the Herman, and hurried him into : 11r- next world with a bullet, throuali his head. During their short nay at .Estaires the Hermans broke into every house and ransacked strum: bcxes, chests of drawers, and shop tilts in quite a professional manner. In one corner of the cemetery ire re lyiii;.r dead bodies of inoffensive inhabitants, ineludiiiv' an oflicial of the Mairie, an. invalid. and a. svoinan who was about to become a mother. Thev had ail been shot down by the (iein.aiis. At the .sight of theni unfortunate, people flic anger of the French Chasseurs knew no bounds. Estaires was carried at the. point of the bayonet. The 80 Chasseurs, at the end of an hour, had made 400 of the barbarians bite the dust. Estaires had been taken, and when 2,000 French who were approaching at tiro moment with ordera to carry the little town arrived on the scene, they found their work already done. A DAIUXQ EXPLOIT. The 'Journal' (Paris) publishes a letter describing a deed ot reckless boldness of a . French infantryman. The writer says : " One of our men mado a. bet with a. comrade that he would go and plant a French flag in German territory. The bet was accepted and won. During the night the man passed through the outposts of the enemy, and. climbing a trc-e, iixed the flag to the trunk. Ho then reluiT.ed to the trenches without having been seen by the CJeiiKans. Wiheri the <:nemy perceived our Tricolor they were, naturally irritated, and made great endeavors io get, it dossil, but our infantry prevented them from doing eo, and. at every allcmyit brought down the dualicr.

RAILWAYMEN THE WAR. Railwayman in New Zealand responded so readily to the cal! tor soldieis that an ofliciaf cheek lias had to he placed on further enlistments, as otherwise the travelling public and trading community would ha handicapped. The position is explained in a departmental statement to the ‘Railway Review’ in answer to a < viticism regarding some apprentice fitters who enlisted in defiance of the railway authorities and. were consequently dismissed for being absent without leave. It is pointed out hy the Railway Department that at only a few days’ notice, when the war broke out. the department provided a railway contingent for servile abroad completely equipped and fully armed. When the main Expeditionary Force was being enrolled the Railway Ltoyavtmour. sosiu-od On- about 150 additional members of the service to he included, and altoeeiher tip to date it has sent about 600 men with the various contingents. The depart men t, therelore. contend that it has done its duty in the matter, especially as. in addition to the men sent abroad, it has its own Railway Engineer Corns, winch comprises invr 2.000 men at present in training at the various conircs. When the troops were heine transported hy rail the Railway Engineer Corps was utilised to patrol and guard the railway lines, this being in addition to the department's work in connection will) the mobilisation. “The effect of allowing many more id our men to go to the front would undoubtedly he severely fell,’’ remarked Mr K. 11. Riley. ( leneral Manager of the New Zealand Railways, in supplementing the statement. *• The consequences would he seen in the curtailment of leave of the. staff, reduction in the workshops’ output of rolling stock-, which is so much needed, the. curtailment of the railway services, and inconvenience to the men in regard to hours of duty, leave, and Iso on. Inquiry has been made of the .Defence headquarters as in whether they urgently need men at present, because if there is an emergency calling for it ! kiln'.'' the railway sendee will again rise to ihe occasion, though it will mean sacrifices. If such an emergency arises the department might reopen the question of cn!istment and consider the steps neces- j snry to meet further depletion o] the I | staff. I keenly appreciate the readiness j I with which our men responded to the call. 1 am ’proud of them." i I

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THE LESSONS Of WAT, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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THE LESSONS Of WAT Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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