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STORY OF LA BASSEE

BATTLE FOR WARSAW.

- "WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST."…

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GERMANY GIVES US OFFICIAL…

USE OF NEUTRAL FLAGS.I

ITHE FIRST VICTIMS.I

SOLDIER WEEPS IN COURT.I

KILLED BY A SCRATCH. I

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RUSSIA'S TASK. RUSSIA'S TASK.…

FINANCING THE WAR.I .......…

I LIFEBOAT CAPSIZES IN GALE.…

WILL DECLARED VOID. I

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BIG TURKISH FORCE REPULSED.

TURKISH PRISONERS' STORIES.

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TURKISH PRISONERS' STORIES. GERMAN OFFICER'S WHITE FLAG. The Press Bureau has communicated the? .following announcement, which was offici- ally issued at Cairo on February 6: Two Ch a wishes of the 7cih Turkish Regi- ment captured at Tossoum make the follow- ing statement Our division, the 25th, left Bir es Saba for Halir el Auja, and then, crossing Wadi el Arish, continued, its march in the desert until we reached Kataib el Kheil, four hours- distance from the canal. We brought with us many boats, which wer-j carried on card and dragged by oxen and buffalo. At Kataib el liheil we were divided up into parties, each of which was ordered to attack a point on the canal. Our party, compos.ed. of half a tabur (500 to 600 men), were ordered to attack Tossoum. We came as far as the canal bank, but we were met with a very hot and well-aimed fire, which caused a great many casualties amongst us, and, then we were surrounded by troops from be- hind, and so we were hemmed in and taken, prisoners. Arif Bey, our commandant, was, wounded and carried off the field. Our next officer was wounded and taken prisoner. A first lieutenant of the 7th Regiment states: My corps began its march for the final o). jective at six p.m. Tuesday, February 2, moved through the night, and was in action, at dawn or soon after. I was in the second line until the first line was checked, and. then moved up with my detachment in sup- port. The rifle fire was very fierce as wo approached the canal, but we managed to get a boat launched with our half company.* After we had sustained severe casualties the boat was riddled aDd sank; it was then that I was wounded. 1 landed with two boatmen and a third man, all that was left of my half company. Finally, I and one of" the boatmen alone survived, and then I sur- rendered to some Indian troops. A German major who was shot during the fight near Serapeum was found to 1J.e. carrying a white flag in a specially de., signed khaki wallet. TURKS DESERTING. The following statement, was issued by the I ress Bureau on Sunday: No fuither fighting has taken place on. tho Canal. Besides Arabs, a number of Anatolian soldiers are deserting and giving themselves up to the British Authorities They are very despondent over the failure of their attack on February 2. Sorr? deserters state that they attempted to rejoin their regiments, but saw the German and Turkish officers shooting runaways, so thought it safer to come back to the British lines. During the recent fighting none of the enemy reached the West bank of the Canal except prisoners and the four soldiers, whose escape has already been notified. :0" buildings in Ismailia were hit, nor did any shells come into the town. Most of the, enemy's shells dropped into Lake Timsah. TURKS IN FULL RETREAT. The following statement (announced on Mon- day night by Press Bureau) was officially issued at Cairo during the day: The losses suffered by the enemy in their attacks on the Canal were heavier than at first supposed. It is difficult to estimate the number of killed amongst the enemy owing to' the wide area over which the action extended, but over 500 killed, including six drowned in the Canal, have now been found and buried bv our patrols. There were 652 prisoners, 100 of whom were wounded, and deserters still con- tinue to come in. The four Turks who were reported to have! Orossed the Canal have now given themselves up. The Turkish army is in full retreat to- wards the east, and there are now no enemy forces within twenty miles of the Canal. Even at that distance there are only small rearguard. forces which are retiring steadily eastwards. This retreat is probably due first to the dis- couragement of the troops at their defeat on February 2 and 3, and to the lack of water in the western part of the Sinai Desert. Whether they will so far recover their moral a' to attempt a second attack on the Canal can- not as yet be determined. Sheik Sidi and Ahmed, the Grand Senussf, in conversation with a British official, ex- pressed his great annoyance in that certain people had spread baseless reports in regard to his intentions, and thus threw doubt on hi. pledged word of friendship towards Egypt and its Government. Suleiman El Bareuni, a well-known Tripoli agitator, and others who were discovered in- triguing against Egypt have been arrested by the Grand Senussi. jgjjB