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A COMPLETE VICTORY.

•PRISONERS'* NEVER-ENDING CHORUS OF DEFEAT. *l

THE NEW ZEALANDERS' SPLENDID ACHIEVEMENT. -V

[Australian and N.Z Gable Association.) LONDON, Nov. 6. Mr. Pe^cival Phillips writes:—^ Yesterday's victory and .the sweeping German defeat could not.be mor^, complete. The result is seen to-day m booty takeri: yesterday. It shd*w s a steady disintegration of the German armies. .. ph^ corps captured ai!> complete • roao.-maki_.g unit, a derelict train, and a water supply column with /waggons, .and.. -.plant. The New -Zealanders crowned their 'splendid achieveiherit at Le Ques^oy by breaking through the German line: eastward of the fortress, taking lOOvguns. Our men .witnessed the extraordinary spectacle of tKe German batteries, driven by their, own teams into.. the prisoners' cage., .The; New Zealanders penetrated the waggon lines, rounded up the transport, and. other batteries were, taken in* the forest. The German infantry fought determinedly wherever aii offi- 1 cer was present to enforce discipline. Le Quesnoy held out all day long at the bidding of 'the stubborn commander, who' met three invitations to surrender with a point-blank refusal. Landrecies resisted m. the same way. Other villages remained ; strong points until surrounded. Mormal forest gave ample cover, and an abundance of wire pits enabled thej defenders to delay our troops, but m some places where opportunity offered they surrendered apathetically. Their I conversation m the cages was a neverending chorus of ■-. defeat, . , '

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A COMPLETE VICTORY., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14756, 8 November 1918

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A COMPLETE VICTORY. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14756, 8 November 1918

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