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I THURSDAY'S BRITISH OFFICIAL,

THURSDAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL.

THURSDAY'S ITALIAN OFFICIAL,

BEER-SHEBA TAKEN. ' I

..A WEEKS PIRACY.I

I U-BOAT -WAR. I

I NORWAY'S WARNING. I

HERTLING ACCEPTS.I[

-FATHER -OF -EIGHT. I

CWMAVON YOUTH'S DEATH. \

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ISUGAR SUPPLIES

AMMANFORD BUTTER. I -1

NEATH'S NEW MAYOR. I

I NOVEL PIT STRIKE

LLANDEBIE STRIKE. I

..COPPER PIT DISPUTE.Î

! STATE CONTROL. -I

DIVORCE RESCINDED. I

CAPTAIN BOSTOCK. I

A PATRIOTIC YOUNG SWANSEAITE.

I 30 RAIDERS

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I 30 RAIDERS I ATTEMPT TO REACH LONDOri THURSDAY, 12. 15 p.m. Lord French reports as follows:— Determined and repeated attacks were made upon London last night by groups of hostile aircraft. The first group of raiders crossed the Kentish coast about 110.45 p.m. and proceeded over Kent to- wards London. They did not penetrate far inland, however. but turned eastward i and dropped bombs at various places on and near the coast. Meanwhile, two more groups of raiderc were steering towards London along the south bank of the Thames. The sky was half to three parts covered with low- thin clouds, which ren- dered observation of the enemy machines extremely difficult. Nevertheless, their altitude was correctly calculated, and they were broken up by the barrage fire on the south-east outskirts of the Metropolitan arm. About 11.50 p.m. eorne bombs were dropped. The fourth group of machines that oame along the Thames Estuary waa turned back about half way to London. Meanwhile a fifth group crossed the; Bases coast about 12 15 a.m. and steered" towards London by way ef the nortvj bank of the Thames, Two of thaaejaidera were driven back by the outer defetneea. One or more pmetrated into south-east Lond<m, where bombs were dropped. A sixth group followed along the same oouvee a quarter of an hour later. Some of theea machines penetrated into the eouth-eaafc outskirts of London, where bombs were dropped- Meanwhile one or more enemy,, machines dropped bombs in the south. west outskirts of London. The seventh group, which appeared on the sorrtti bank of the Thames, was dispersed by gunfire before reaching the outer London defences. In addition individual readers attacked the Kentish coast between midnight and 1.30 aJn. Reports indicate that eaoh group con- Slated of three or four machines, the total number of raiders engaged being about 30. Of this total only about three machines ha-ve succeeded in actually penetrating into the heart of London. The raiders were harassed by gunfire during the whole of their fight, and were also attacked by our own aircraft. The facility with which they were able €0 escape observation waa by taking adva-ntage of the clouds, pre- venting any decisive engagement. Full reports have not yet been received, but those already furnished point authorita- tively to light casualties and damage^ considering the number of machines and the determined nature of the attack. Lord French reports: The latest police report states that the total caual; les caused in last night's air raid, in all ■: i-s- tricits, were: Killed, 8; injured, 21. The material damage was very slight, and illi injury was done to Army, naval, militar? or munition establishments. A large num- ber of our machines went tLp. .an:tl .u1 1->t.{

ENGLISH REPRICSALS.

TRAGEDY OF WORRY.'

PONTARDAWE ACCIDENT.

« IT CAN T BE DONE."

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