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FOR EGYPT, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915
ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS, THEIR VALUE DERIDED, HOW SERVIA WAS EVACUATED. Press Association— By Telegraph— Copyright. EGYPTIAN EXPEDITION. | ct:\sorsh:il> infringed. fiKS TAKK THK ROAD.
(London -Timo' and Sydney ' Su« ' S»rri«».> 1 O\T)OX, January 17. Advices frn-n (-aire, state that the Turk* ;U c undoubtedly advancing hi tone Ihe ger,eftl opinion, however. ,< that the> v, nl never reach the Suez Canal. | PLRSIAX INVASION. | AX AIMId'IsToBJHCTIYF. ((London ' Tim« ' and Sydney 'Sun ' Services.) LONDON. January 17. I'ctrograd reports state that the lurks are graduallv advancing into the mterto, of Persia, and the people are helples, and unable to resist them. THE "Pl-NITIYE ENPFDITIOX." ITS retrka'Ffrom SERYIA I AX i:TTF-FI)EBACLK. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun'SemJas) I LONDON. January 17. \ war correspondent with the Servians, describing the Austrian retreat from Suvobar in it's early stages, says he wns impressed bv the number of heavy gun, tint, had been'buried. They were surmounted bv wooden crosses, like fallen warriors. The Austrian* removed the breech-bloc-.is from the siege guns. Later the retreat, became a .(chacle. Uu< only thought being to get. bevond the range of the gun;. 1 hey abandoned everything. Cannons. nuxim=. and iunmnnition waggons were found intact, snd thousands of rifles were thrown on the roadside. The wounded were left to their fate. GERMAN PRIZF. TRAPPKD A-TT'ORTO RICO. WASHINGTON'. January 17. (Received January 18. at 10.5 a.m.) The. State Department ha- ordered a collier inarmed by a German prize < rew to leave Porto Rico"or be interned. As a British cruiser is waiting outside, the Germans will probably allow tha vessel to .he interned. The collier was formerly the British ship Farn, captured by the Karlsruhe in October. ANT[-AIRCRAFT GIJX. ITS USEFULNESS RIDICULED. (London 'Times' aud Sydnej 'Sun' Servioss.) LONDON. January 17. 'The TiiuesV correspondent, describing the air raid on Dunkirk, says the German airmen took no notice of the anti-aircraft guns, but dropped their bombs and then contemptuously returned across the line of fire, proving the guns as useful as shooting at mosquitoes with peashooters at 100 yds range. BELGIAN ATROCITIES. RELICIOUS PERSECI'TION. (London ' Times ' md Sydney ' Sun ' Serriess.) LONDON, January 17. 'The Times' publishes a list of 44 Belgian clergy killed by German .soldiers during August. Many were tortured, and a score were. shot. Consecrated wafers and holy relics were thrown to the winds or trodden tinder foot. V.XPATIUATED GRRMASS. "THEY KNOW TOO MUCH." (London 'Times' nnd Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON. January 17. German civilians released. from the French concentration camp are forbidden to re-enter the Fatherland, because, having read the truth in the paper*, they would spread discontent in Germany. A WAR OF ATTRITION. RKSLRVK STRKXGTH OF ENTENTE. (London 'Times'and Sydney ' Sun ' Sendee*.) LONDON, January 17. M. Deschenal, speaking in the French Chamber of Deputies, said that the. chief viitue in thi* war is tenacity. The Dual Alliance- had put. forth it* full effort, but the tripln Entente had not. Tho decisive moment had not yet arrived. [M. Deschenal is the President of the Chamber of Deputies, and a well-known author.] POLICE AT THE FRONT. (London 'Times' and Sydney ' Sun ' Service*.) LONDON, January 17. Two thousand London constables are now serving in the Army and Navy. XEUTRAL SOCIALISTS. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' St:n ' Semces.) LONDON. January 1.7. The Peace Conference organised by Danish Socialists, usually held at, Berne, opens at Copenhagen to-day. Norway, Sweden. Denmark, and Holland aie represented. in east africa. German account of taxgT~repul,se. AMSTERDAM, January 17. ißeceived January 18, at 8.35 a.m.) The Governor of Gorman East Africa ha« reported that two British warships, with 12 transports, arrived on 2nd November and demanded the unconditional surrender of Tanga. . Tile transports landed hi the vicimtyof the town one European and four IndUn regiment*, totalling 8,000 men, while the defenders numbered only 2,000. After a three days' battle tho Brttis-h were reprised with severe losses, and retreated northwards. NEW GUINEA EXPEDITION. SYDNEY, January 18. (Received January 18, at 10.5 a.m.) Further particulars regarding the capture of Bougainville show that it wa» carried out without fighting by troops from Rabaul. Herr Dollinger. the chief German official, hearing of the fall ot Rabaul, disarmed the native police. Ou November 19 tho- Admiralty group .wet© alsa-QcciijFiied.
1 PERTH, January 18. | ißcccived January 18, at 9.20 a!m.) j Tho proprietors of the ' Daily News' i news paper havo been summoned bv the. i Defen.-e Department for publishing on ; December 15 certain military disposition* j Oil that date the. paper's third edition was | seized by the Censor. i IXTERXED STEAMERS. ; . MKLBOURXE. January 18. i J rivato advices from Cape Town state | that the Full Court of the Union hare i given their decision that all claim* respecting the eaigo of the Bfrkenfeh, ; Hanim, .ti;d Apoida must be proved before . April 10. accompanied by documents. j LONDON SCOTS' HOT TIME—HOW j CAITATX MNAR DIED. ; '-yi"K wounded j tl a London hospital af : the beginning of December was one of the ; London Scottish who, in times of prx.ee. jocenpeid a good position in a. London bank. ; He gave a vivid description of the work idow! by his regiment. "I was through it j right from Messines," he (.-aid. "where, our . company got it very hot. only some 48 j;an scoring the rol! after wo had been .ieilioved. With some 19 or 20 others I was i in an advanced trench, where we. lay for jsonio hours under «.' perfect hail of shells !of all siz«w and descriptions. Suddenly - the shells set fire to a mill on our left and ; some hayricks behind us. and to add to ; our danger we had a full moor, almost behind cmr position Any movement on our | pan. was thus silhouetted, and German j snipers soon made us aware of that fact. j Some timo later—l should think it must j havo been about midnight—we hoard that Iwo were going to be attacked. A heavy ' fusillade of rifle fire was rendered even .more deafening by the roar of the big . guns. Then slowly, out of nothing, we .saw large bodies of men approaching at a . <st<-ydy maren. Ali of us opened lire, supj potted by those in the advanced trenches on either side of us. but in spite of a con- ; tinuons and deadly lire tho advancing mass | i-olied on. How long this lasted 1 don't iknow, but presently they wera almost up ; to our trenches and tho order was given ito 'charge.' M it. we went, yelling and I screaming our hardest, although most, of : u.s were weli-nigh .spent from the arduous I time we had had before—lying in the ; trenches to be shot at by 'Jack Johnsons' and other members of that family is the ' most exhausting and nerve-racking busij iio-s I know. Although we ixd'ortiK-d a.nd i charged again, some of us three or four [times, tho avalanche of men vjns almost ■overwhelming. We were recalled, and our i supports coming up in the nick of time, ; the enemy was held, and at Jas.t turned ! back. Wo had done our bit, and although lit cost us dear, especially A, D, and F ■ companies, our stand had told, and, n? you know, wo were complimented all round on the work wc had done. A colonel of a regiment next to us fitiid afterwards that he would as soon be in. command of the London Scottish as of hi« own men. Perhyjws our most, weird experience at Mess*ines was the shooting of a won Id-be. spy. During the engagement someone wearing a staff officer's uniform, walked up to Captain , and said: 'The Scottish will, cease fire' Captain asked who the officer was, and on looking at him noticed some feature about his dross that vms. not English, and without a moment's .hesitation shot hire through the head. Wo examined tho supposed staff officer's body and found 'that. underneath his k'haki jacket he had a. German officers uniform. ii, wa.s mr lab to sco poor J>r M'Nab killed. Be-, although wounded, -was binding up the wounds of two of our boya : when the Germans came after us, and both | the doctor and his patienta were ; bayoneted. Well, every bullet ha«s its | hillet, and at last, about November 14, | one found its way through my overcoat I collar and turotijrn th« flesh, itt my neck. I What struck me most k the marvellous : way the country there is overrun with German spies. We noticed often that after we i had met men, apparently engaged in rural i occupations, the German artillery soon found you out. When we wore, sure, t-hes-e men were properly punished." SOLDIERS WHO FIRE 400 CARTRIDGES IN A DAY. It has be«n calculated by an officer of a mathematical turn of mind that the weight of bullets required to kill a man in this war is something like 1681b, more than the weight of tho average man JiimIseif. This in spite of the immenFe im- ! provements in modem weapons as o;)m----j pared with those in use in previous great | wars. In the first line, of defence or attack a soldier often lir*s 400 cartridges in a dav. in Napoleon's wars a bullet «eldom *hit- an enemv more, than 200 yards distant. A marksman witji the Le-e- j Enfield or Lv.bel riflo can bring down man ; after man at- 1.000 or even 2,000 yards, | under favorable conditions—but the conditions seldom are favorable'. Napoleon's Old (>uard considered 25 cartridges a reasonable equipment for a whole campaign. In 1870-71 the German av«r*g* consumption was 65 per man for the entire war. Many German soldiers fired 4,000 cartridges apiece in the first month of this war. and the German waste of rifle ammunition has been colossal. In the Russo-Japanese war it was calculated thai a life was lost for ©wry 3,000 bullets fired, and the number of bullets fired in this war per life taken will certainly hn much higher. It is estimated that on this western front the Germans hav« fired at- least 25 shell* for every life lost to the Allies or th* civilian_ population* from every camro, not exclusively shell-fiiw, and pei haps 100 for every life lost by shellfire alon<\ So that modern warfare is not sio deadly as it seems by any means. Mrs John Frew JOlark's laundry) send.* us Set 1 for the Belgian relief fund,'and £5 for ambulance work at the front.
FOR EGYPT, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915
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