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THE FORMIDABLE.

A SUBMARLNE'S VICTIM. ADMIRALTY* AD.MfSSIOX. LONDON. January 7. (Received January 8, at 1.15 run.) The Marquis of Crewo, in reply U.> a question in tho House <>i Lords by Lord Skiborne, said the Admiralty's definite opinion was -that the Formidable was struck by two torpedoes from a submarine. Her captain signalled to another ship to keep off because he believed there was a submarine in the vicinity. BRITISH "CONTEMPT FOR DEATH." The, Paris 'Temps' publishes a glowing tribute to the gallantry of British troops and cites occasions when it was only their determined bravery, "worthy of Waterloo," which enabled thenvto stem the onslaughts of enormously superior numbers. English troops were at the post of honor. Theirs was the task of barring the road to a fresh German onslaught where it struck fiercest, between La. Bassee. and Ypres. Everywhere the thin khaki lines held their own and frequently replied with vigorous counter-attacks. The, English cavalry played, perhap?. the most brilliant part of all. On October 30 and 31 the -whole German effort was brought to bear upon .it. This same cavalry returned to the charge with complete contempt for death. A regiment of Lancers were told to carry the city of Messines, and for the first time in their history were given bayonets. They attacked the. city with the vigor of seasoned infantrymen, and swept it clean of the foe.

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THE FORMIDABLE., Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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THE FORMIDABLE. Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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