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BRITISH AIRCRAFT.

NOTABLE WEEK'S WORK.

(Per Press "Association.) WELLINGTON, last night. A telegraphic summary of the war operations for the week ended No.vember 1 lias been received \by the PrimeMinister from tho British Ministry of Intfoijmation. . f Throughout the week British aircraft r-had' notably contributed to tho developments on the Western front. Owing perhaps .to the improved weather the | enemy has at last made increased .efforts, i and severe air fighting took place over Le Quesnoy and Valenciennes railAvay. . During the last ''four days 59 enemy majchings were destroyed and 26 driven d«wn, while 31 British machines are reported missing. The whole week's bag involve* 77 German machines destroyed, 35 driven down, and 8 balloons shot down afire, with 54 British machines failing to return. A feature of tjhe week's raiding was the severity and insistence of the attacks delivered by the R.A.F. Independent Force on all usual objectives. On the Italian front valuable reconnaissance and photographic enterprises were Carried out preparatory to the renewed Allied offensive on the Piave. In the recent heavy fighting on the Venetian Plain low-flying British scouts play-. Ed a great ipart effectively m- co-operat-ing twith the rapidly advanoing, British infantry. The Austrian airmen, owing to recent heavy losses, showed a marked lack of appetite for battle. The British machines massing 'make an amazingly : low total -considering the eraorrnous amount of work accomplished over the fighting zone.

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BRITISH AIRCRAFT., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14753, 5 November 1918

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BRITISH AIRCRAFT. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14753, 5 November 1918

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