A Further British Advance -- Severe Fighting Near Loos

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A Further British Advance -- Severe Fighting Near Loos - FURTHER BRITISH ADVANCE. SEVEBE FIGHTING NEAR...
FURTHER BRITISH ADVANCE. SEVEBE FIGHTING NEAR LOOS. ENEMY'S THIRD . LINE ATTACKED. OVER 3.000 PRISONERS. The hOowina disvatch. dated 10.58 D.m., September 28, has been received from Field - Marshal Sir John French : Severe fighting has continued to - oay around Loos and totthe north of that place. v - We now hold all the ground north of Hill 70 which the enemy retook on the 26th. We hare made some further progress to the south of Loos, and have captured another gun. The total number of guns captured by us is now 21. There aje several more between us and the enemy which have been abandoned by him. The number of prisoners exceeds 3,000; the number of machine guns captured is 40. Many more have been destroyed by our bombardment. The enemy s lines taken by us were exceptionally strong. They consist of a double front line, which includes two large works, named by the enemy the Hohenzollern and Kaiser YYilhelm re doubts. These consist of a network of trenches, with bomb - proof shelters, several hundred yards in extent. A second line ran just west of Loos. We are now closely engaged with the enemy's third line. Our aeroplanes to - day bombed the railway line near Bapaume (southeast (southeast of Arras) wrecking a train. They also damaged the railway near Achiet - le - Grand (south of Arras). -

Clipped from The Times29 Sep 1915, WedPage 24

The Times (London, Greater London, England)29 Sep 1915, WedPage 24
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