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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME AUCICST 10 IM 8 NUMBER 204 400 BIG GUN TAKEN FROM FLEEING HUNS MONT DIDIER IS British Agent at Moscow Ar rested Together With Oth er British REPRISAL TAKEN BY PLACING GUARD ON LONDON gov ernment advices through Swedish channels say that the reason given for the arrest of British consuls at Moscow Is that mem of the Soviet were said to have been shot at The British government has de manded the reiease of Robert attached to the Brit ish embassy in but no im mediate threatening steps will be reprisal for the arrest at Moscow of Rob ert British consular agent at and other Brit ish officials by the the Bolshevik emissary in has been placed under police The Daily Mail Lock acting consul general in Mos cow and six Britishers attached to his staff and several French diplomatic agents have been arrested in Moscow liy the says tlie Dally The newspaper attributes to the for eign office a statement that there is no reason to believe it is true that the British a Archangel shot repre sentatives of the Soviet and adds There was some shooting before Archangel incidental to the landing but this could only have boon in reply to shots fired at our forces by the Bol slieviki The arrest nt Moscow oT bockhart is of course an act of hos tility in International law and will be so regarded by Lockhart is a British consular iigont who was sent to Moscow some time ago to maintain unofficial rela tions with the There have boon no reports that any of those undor arrest wore Lord Robert under secretary of state for foreign comment ing on the said If there was an organized govern ment in of course it would msan But as there is no real gov no immediate steps will bo taken affecting the British Consul Kveuing Neys says that Ward the British consul at was arrested along with lib Lockhart and Wardrop re miilned in Moscow when tho diplo matic staff went to iJALIAN AEROS feat of dropping manifestos on Vienna Friday evening was accomplish ed by a patrol of eight Italian machines and all returned safely except The air planes were commanded by Captain Gabriel The patrol was comprised of one bi plane and seven The total flight was about one thousand kilometres of which 800 enemy Canadians Sweep Into Battle With Irresistible Eagerness Take Towns From Long Eager for All First Objectives and are Continuing Are Comparatively Tanks CANADIAN CAPTURES and Australian forces captured Meharicourt and and have entered and The French forces captured Le Lefretoy and By Canadian Press Correspondent In With the Canadian the full fruits of the great victory on the Sorame are not yet enough is known at this time to place it among the imperishable deeds of arms of this The Canadian forces hold an honorable posi in the Allied armies which attdcked the enemy lines on a twenty mile The Canadians went over the top at on Aug ust 8 and sixteen minutes later the flrst prisoners began to come By feignt oclock a large part of the initial objective had been Canadians Died The victory has been notable for a number of For the first time the Canadian cavalry found itself on the rame battle field with For the first the Canadian for ces employed tanks in large num both of the heavy and whippet Also it tlie first time that Canadians had fought side by side with their brethren from The vic is notable chiefly for the wonderful staff work that alone made it There was no artillery preparation in the NEWSPAPERS ARE Surprised at Manner in Which Offensive is Being Kept is nota bly mingled with gratification the comment of the morning newspapers on tho continued advance of the An gloFrench forces in tho Somme re No offensive in which the British army han it is remark ever made so much progress on the opening day and although the ad vance was slower on Friday hv is wan only to be The full story of Fridays operations apparently has not yet been as bud visibility made It difficult to ob tain news from tho fighting Tho employment of number of fast with strong forces of re garded ns giving ontry to a new fea tureof tho Tlie military correspondent of the referring to the remarkable speed developed by tho whippets in keeping pace with the cavalry fore sees it futuro when every heavy ar tilleryman will have a light while swarms of airmen will take the place of the heavy and light The extraordinary development of aircraft in pursuit of the enemy is also The services they gender ed obviously were of the utmost mili tary which it is hoped is not out of proportion to tho The num ber of airmen officially not returned roach tlio high figure of This was mostly duo to fire from the ground and comprehensible in view of the fact that they flew at a height of only a few hundred bombing the Uains standing at ihu usual sense of the The men went in immediately behind the barrage and kept up with it as it The Bochc was taken completely by surprise and pris oners were astounded to find they wore surrendering to the Cana Were The Canadian soldiers went over into action with more irre pressible eagerness and deter mination to refused they did Behind the rampart of valor they had built at Vimy and Arras they have lain all this spring and summer chal ing that they were denied their opportunity of taking part along side their cavalry and machine gun brigade in stemming the tide of the Hun On Thurs day though tired from a march that permitted little rest before tlie they went over the top with tho unbeatable spirit of the men who fought und died at on the Somme and in a dozen glorious It was a starry night with the faint light of dawn touching the eastern Of a with one deafening pulse the roar ot guns broke Far to the right was the flicker of the French 75s and of the American field guns and Immediate ly on the Canadian flank the Aus tralians put up a great show in a sector where they had fought several days Beyond them tho Imperial troops went into ac A Dense on the firs days as the dawn increased the visibility became A dense fog swept down into the val While this was protection against machine it great ly increased the difficulty of troops finding their way over un known In the first days fighting tho Canadian losses were not unduly One unit had rather heavy cas ualties in its first but suc ceeded in taking its objective after the tanks had come to its Owing to the poor there was little fighting in tho air on Thursday over the Canadian Many confir mation of Ihe reports that the Cana dian losses in yesterdays fighting on thoSomme front were light and they captured n large number of was received this morning from Sir Robert Allied Airplanes Are Cooper ating in Great and Cause Much BROUGHllXDWN 62 HUN MACHINES IN THE FIRST DAY THE WEATHER and 69 46 ALL ALONG THE With the British Army in Associated ene my seems to he retreating ull along tho battle especially in the centre where he la be ing heavily attacked by the In their advance the British have captureil Rosieres and In the course of the lighting a German divisional headquar ters and staff were German air planes were destroyed by British av iators or driven down out ot control in the fighting of August 8 when the Allied offensive in Picardy tonights official statement on avia tion operations Fifty British machines are the British losses being duo rlfiefly to from the statement says OnAugust 8 our airplane squad rons cooperated with other arms on the battlefront throughout the The line reached by our attacking in fantry was reported by our contact The positions of the hostile artillery in action and columns of German infantry and transport on the march were signalled to our guns by our artillery Other ma chines supplied our advanced troops with ammunition from the Cooperate With Cooperation with the tanks was carried out Our ma chines assisted the tank crews with attacker strong points and others with bombs and machine gun fire and dropping bombs aljng the line of assisted ths approach of the Our contact machines working with the cavalry rendered valuable Flying low in front of our advancing linp our lighting squadrons shot at and bombed the enemy in liis causing havoc among the masses of hostile troops and trans ports congested with Our bombing squadrons flying a few hundred feet from the at tacked railway Junctions and Forty eight hostile machines are re ported as destroyed by our airplanes and seventeen others were driven down out of Five hostile bal loons were showdown in Fifty of our machines1 tire most of these casualties being due to fire from tiie Ono of our night flying machines also failed to Serious Charge May Be Laid in Connection with Toronto connection With the looting of the restaurants and cafes destroyed during the recent riot ing considerable information regard ing the deposition of the goods has been coming into While no ono has yet benn arrested on the charge ol theft there are several persons now in ciibtody ou whom the j moreserious charge may be It is understood that the police re covering much of the stolen Latest reports sliow that the total damage will amount to about William secretary the Re tail Merchants Is still busy on theestimates and states that most of the damage was coffee marble tables and DROP MANIFESTOS OVER VIENNA squadron of Italian airplanes commanded by Captain has flown over Vienna and dropped manifes The airplanes were not mo COMMANDER OF SUB WHICH SANK IS DEAD Mander who command ed the submarine which sank the is His death oc curred In but it has only been admitted by the German admiralty according to reports received Last September In command of the US8 was in the Bight of Heligoland with another Both boats submerg the other commander felt a chain sweeping along the side of his boat and believed he had run into an unknown British mine A terrific explosion under water The second boat rose rapidly and signalled for the There was no A vain watch was kept for the U88 and she has not been heard from There is little the report that she Hope For Victory in 18 Months Canadian Editor Says Allies Have Planned To Crush Huns In That editor Toronto Daily News to Canadian days ago I cabled that fresh events of unusual importance were pending on the western front and that Canadian troops would have an important part I knew but was unable to say that Canadian forces which I visited two weeks ago in the Arras had been moved south to the Am iens to Chancellor Bonar Law they now form a part of the fourth British army and have had a part in that armys latest suc cessful attack under the leader ship of Field Marshal Canadian cavalry and artillery were in splendid fighting form when we inspected them and nobody need be surprised if they maintain the glorious traditions established at Vimy Ridge and a dozen other historic bat The whole outlook of the war has been materially altered for the better in the last The German retirement not be accepted as Indi cating an early termination of the Great Britain and her allies have matured such preparations for concerted action on land and sea and in the air as it is hoped will end in crushing and final de feat for the enemy during the next sixteen or eighteen German retire mont Is under heavy pressure from tho French Behind Von Hutier is a country that was completoly devas tated during the German evacuation in tlie spring of 1917 and which was again over run during the Gorman of fensive in March of this The territory offers little opportunity for the formation of a defensive line for an army in full It was in this region that virtually every tres was felled by tlie Germans last March so as to take from the Bri tish and French armies any cover that might be Between the lines now being evacuated by Von Hutiar and the Hindenburg eastward of Nesle and are old trench sys tems running from Noyon westward through Lassigny and thence north ward to Theso trenches now somewhat Further eastward before the Hiti denburg line is ruached are several streams and the northern canal where delaying actions might be ALIIESIWEEP French in New Attack Carry Advance Beyond Mont Didier and Penetrate Hun Lines Four Advance is Now Thirteen is and Peronne May Soon be BATTLE LINE IS NOW SWEEPING AS FAR AS ARRASGENERAL RETIREMENT OF GERMANS FROM MONT DIDIER LINE NOW important town of Mont which was approxiately at the apex of the German salient south of the Somme has been captured by the A NEW ATTACK troops attacked at four oclock the line between Mont Didier and the Oise a front of approximately sixteen miles and at 10 had ored an of four according to news received sliovtly after noon The French line at that hour ran through RossonsSurMatz and This line puts Mont Didier behind the French TOTAL OF PRISONERS number of prisoners taken from the Germans in the fighting in Picardy has increased to todays war office statement American troops delivered an attack in the angle between the Somme and the Ancre and achieved a considerable British and American troops captured the town of Morlancourt be tween the Somme and the RETREAT FROM NOYON LINE German army of General Von Hutier is retreating from the Mont DidierNoypn ADVANCE OF THIRTEEN MILES the French captured Beaufort Friday they had made an advance of 13 miles eastward from This is the maximum infantry advance of the present offensive thus far ALLIED LOSSES ARE LIGHT guns captur ed by the allies are now nearly 400 In No further count of pris oners had come in at this but the total Is probably mounting rap idly because of the disorganization of the The allied including alkthe wounded and missing are less than or not more than onefourth of the number of prisoners On the the German casualties are terribly CAUGHT COLONELS PUTTING ON LEGGINGS With the French Army in French contlnuedtheir progress northwest of Mont Giddier today reach ing the line of CourtemanchePjerrepontHangest and increasing the number of prisoners to four including three eolonels with tktelr complete So quick did the infantry push on with the supporting tanks that SMKO colonels were caught while putting on The soldiers cap tured manifested joy that the war was over for them and pounced the provisions given them like famished The officers showed Ill humor and grumbled because they had to walk to the rear and could not SPREADING SOUTH OF ARRAS Picardy battle is spreading to the south of the Pall Mall Gazette says this Heavy fighting occurred this morning In the battle with the allies making satisfactory gress and taking large numbers of CLOSE IN ON CHAULNES cavalry which Is operating close Chaulnes report that the enemy is fighting strong rearguard1 order to enable the stores of ammunition and guns to Be removed that FAVORABLE PROGRESS retrograde movement of the Is being accelerated by the favorable progress of the new attack south of Mont The retreat of Von Mutters army is showing traces of utmost Much war material is being left Von Hutlers retreat from Mont Didier was cut off when the French captured The German positions along the Mont Road Is The German rear guards are fighting ON PAUH FOUH ;