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BOMBARDMENT OF LIBAU.

BY GERMAN WARSHIPS. PETROGRAD, November 19. Official: Two German cruisers and ten torpedoers bombarded Libau, a Russian seaport on the Baltic, causing several fires. . . The bombardment killed five people, including some women, and 34 were injured. It is reported that a German destroyer was mined and sunk during the bombardment. (Received November 20, 8.30 a.m.) PEROGRAD, Nov. 19. . The bombardment of Libau damaged several factories, the railway, station, and the poorer parts of the town. The petroleum reservoir was destroyed. A cruiser sank several small steamers across the harbor entrances.. [Libau Is a seaport and a watering place of Cburland, m. Russia, on the Baltic, 146 miles by rail west by south of Riga. Its fine harbor admits vessels that draw 17 and 18ft, and is free from ice except for a fortnight m the year. Tho„ exports consist of grain, linseed and linseed oil-cake, petroleum, eggs, spirits, flax, hemp, etc. In 1890 the Russian Government began to construct a first-class naval harbor; there already existed shipbuilding yards and a school Of navigation. The industries include iron-founding, brewing, etc. Trinity Church! contains an, organ that is one of tho largest m the world. The population is about 65,000.]

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Poverty Bay Herald, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13541, 20 November 1914

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BOMBARDMENT OF LIBAU. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13541, 20 November 1914

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