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CAPTURE OF LE QUESNOY.

NEW ZEALANDERS' SKILL AND VALOR.

(Reuter's Telegram.) LONDON, Nov. 5

Describing , the taking of Le Quesnoy by the New Zealariders, the Reuter correspondent with the British headquarterssays>-'■■ „>'■:, , j j The town crowns a knoll a hunctrea metres high. It is a fortress of the Verdun vi^e, immensely -strong ranvparts ' surrounded- by , . deep . moats. Such was the obstacle that confronted the gallant infantoy .at* $e;y\,conyerged upon the place, and it,* ; w>j* evident* a tough job ; lay-i>efore them. The" airmen reported the town was well garrisoned. I As a Storming attack seemed' out of the question, the New Zealanders deployed by the way Champs des Mansevres and along 1 the \ railway north* east of the town, closing m at Potelle and thus surrounding the fortress. The airmen joined m the attack, wheeling over the town, and machine-gunning the defenders incessantly. ; ji.v ■ ■.. v v Under cover of smoke screens', the New Zealandera crept to a,, gateway '. which the Germans, were keeping :m>en as. a linev of' retreat. Then; folio wed ti spell of confused and desperate fighting. An entrance was secured and the t6wn was captured. The^skill and valor with which the stronghold , was carried ire beyond praise. t i lh'i n iiff ■ '

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CAPTURE OF LE QUESNOY., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14755, 7 November 1918

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CAPTURE OF LE QUESNOY. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14755, 7 November 1918

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