War News – Carleton Place Herald, September 1, 1914

 

FLYING BEFORE SLAVS

Germans Make Little Attempt to Stem Russian Advance

It is officially stated in St. Petersburg that an attack on the German capital is anticipated in three weeks – Russia has now four armies of two million men each – Will isolate Forts.

London, Aug. 28 – The Rome Tribuna’s correspondent at St. Petersburg says that the Russians are now operating in western Prussia, and are marching on Danzig in immense numbers.  The population is in flight.  It is stated that there is a panic in Berlin.

 

 GERMANS LOST 870

British Dead After Sea Fight Number Only 29

London, Aug. 31 – An official statement issued last night says that of 1,200 men composing the crews of the five German warships sunk off Heligoland only 330 were saved.

Twenty-nine killed and thirty eight wounded was the price in men paid by the British for the success.

 

 

TROOPS ARE RESTED

British Forces Have Not Been Molested Since Thursday

Losses in four days fighting last week amounted to between 5,000 and 6,000, but gaps have been filled twice over and men refitted – Positions were fiercely contested.

London, Aug. 31 – After four days of desperate fighting, the British army in France, is rested, refitted and reinforced for the next great battle, according to an announcement yesterday by Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War.

 

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