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EXPECTING THE ATTACK.

the Official Wai?. Correspondent.) October 30. Within .a few days possibly, the New Zealanders will play a conspicuous part m the fall of Le Quesnoy. It is a town fortified on the Verdini system,, with an outer moat bf 45 feet wide and 3T feet deep, and a redoubt every two hundred yards. There are underground vault cellars and barracks capable of sheltering between one thousand and two thousand men. Civilians .were told to leave the town on October 27. German orders were that the. town was to be held ■ at

. all costs. Nevertheless it will fall. Meantime the enemy is said to be feverishly working on the Mons, Maubeuge or Brunhilde-Sterling line, to which a retirement may ultimately be made. It is reported that the line is being dug largely by civilian labor. News of the eastern armistice, while inspiring pur troops to .final victory, has been quietly received at the front.

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EXPECTING THE ATTACK., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14756, 8 November 1918

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EXPECTING THE ATTACK. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14756, 8 November 1918

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