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INTO HUNS' SECOND LINE. I j I BRILLIANT CANADIAN SWOCP.' I I 9 ATTACK ON FRENCH FAILS. ANOTHER RUMANIAN VICTORY. I ATTACK ON FRENCH FAILS. [ PARIS, Thursday afternoon. The official communique says:— The night was calm on the w hole of the front. During the afternoon of yesterday on the heights of the Meuse, after three hours' bombardment, the enemy launched in the Bois-de-Chevallieres a series of reconnaissances which were repulsed with I loss by our machine-guns and artillery fire. BRITISH CENERAL HEAD- I QUARTERS, FRANCE, Wednesday. This morning, after heavy preliminary bombardment, we occupied a line of enemy posts south of Beaucourfc-sur- Ancre. The whole of our objectives were gained on a front of some 600 yards with few casualties. The position gained-considerably im- proves our observations in this area. This afternoon an enemy counter-attack was broken up, with heavy losses, by our artillery barrage. Consolidation of the new positions is proceeding. v Important raiding operations I were carried out by us with complete suc- cess yesterday and to-day in the neigh- bourhood of Lens. Yesterday in the late afternoon the German positions south of Cote Calorie (west of Lens) were entered under cover of a heavy bombardment. Our troops reached the enemy's support lines, bombed and destroyed his dug-outs, and Inflicted many oaeualties an the enemy garrison. I Our own losses were small. A mine was successfully blown by us in connection with this operation. This morning another Very suocessful daylight raid was carried out by Canadian troops north- east of Cote Galonne. The attacking parties entered the enemy's trwiches on a front ef 700 yards, and penetrated to a depth of 300 yards as far as his second line. Here, A-so, heavy losses were inflicted on the enemy, and all his dug-outs were com- pletely wrecked. One officer, with 99 other ranks, two machine-guns, and a trench mortar were captured by us. Our artillery and machine-guns co-operated very effectively wtth our infantry, and our casualties were again slight. Artillery activity on both sides has oon- tinued at various places along our front. CERMAN VERSION. (Admiralty, per Wireless Frees.) BERLIN Wednesday Afternoon. Army Group of Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria.—At severed points of the front the artillery battle increased in violence. In the Y pres sa hent an enemy enterprise was stifled in its birth by our batteries. Successful patrol enterprises on our part nea.r Le Sars and Gueudeocurt, and west of Peronne, resulted in the' capture of 27 prisoners and out machine-gun. Army Group of the German Crown Prin-ce.-After an effective explosion on Combles Height. Hanoverian Infantry Pioneers penetrated the enemy positions and returned to their own lines with several prisoners after overpowering the occupants of the trench. -HT- il in.,

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