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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA^i TlllJUSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1918 NUMBER 2M WHOLE ARMIES ARE HED ALLIES HAVE SMASHED SIX HUN ARMIES-TOTAL 100,000 PRISONERS British Cross Bapaime Face of a Strong Enemy French Penetrate to the Ailetfe River Boches Backed Away and Held up Hands When They Recognized the Canadians Allies Ave Now Starting in to Smijish the Seventh-Battle ; Over 70-Mile Front. LUDENDORFF FORCED TO EXPEND EFFECTIVES AT TERRIBLE RATE Paris. Aug:. 22.-The allioa have daraagocl six German armie.'s since July 15, and tlie^ British are now eating into the sovenlh. with the spread of tho battle nortUward and over a front o� seventy milOB. Whether tiio enemy is prepared or iiot, allied offorts have had the same ^osHlts and /the Germans, have been btit-generallod and out-fought. The avmlos attacked and damaged in tho last six weeks have been tliosc ,ot Croncrals Von Eineor, Von Murtla, Von BooUn, Von Eben, Von Hutior and Von Dermarwltz. Succession of Blows Tlie full doslgiis of Marshal Focli nre known only to himself and per-liu))B one or two others, but it is believed generally that his aim Is not, as the Germans claim, to pierce their lino, but to strtfec a succession of blows to cause the enemy frreplace-able- losses in men and material and 10 force him to make more or less disastrous retreats. If that is tho Mav shnl's plan he is pursuing it with skill and unvarying success. General Ludendorff is being forced to expend lils effectives out of all pro-jiorlion to his resources on a given sector of. thfe front, after which another blow is struck lionie on-another sector. At ho place have the Germans apparently been strong enough to check the attack entirely. ' Hun Re�iiitance Wednesday the Gorman resistance Wits moat desi)erat6 on tho right of General Marigin's. army in the region of Piouxy. It the French are able to j'oach tho neighboring village of Juv igny, tho salient marked by the vil lage of Juvigny, Osly and Pasly would become untenable for General Von Eben who would be obliged to retreat lieyond the,Solssons-Councy-Le Chateau Road. --The German situation 'there Is bad enough at. present but would become, still worse as the French progresB. The Germans also would 'have to abandon tho Vesle-Aisne line and go back to the Chemiu Des Dames. "  Back to Hindenburo Line Military observers ttat arc of an optimistic turn of mind are convinced that tho Germans will end their dofonse by falling back to tho Hinden-burg line all along tho front at no very distant date. While that may be �o, the enemy shows no signs at present of doing so voluntarily and is tlglillng stubbornly and Bkillfully, yielding only when out-raanoeuvrod and outfought. With tho. Canadian Army in the Field, Sunday, Aug. 18.-(Via London, Aug. 22.)-Speaking on today's victory, Sir Arthur Currle, commander of the Canadian forces said to the Canadian Press: "Tho Canadians have kept up today our old practice of taking all our objectives and taking them on time. When the full reports of the day come in wo expect to have penetrated the bocho defences folirteen thousand yards. AVo attacked on just as wide a front as Vlmy Ridge and wo have come three times as far with the whole division us any single division was able to penetrate, Avhile wo have taken more guns and more prisoners than at Vlm.v. Our nttsck was a sur-price to tho Huns. Altogether it was the biggest- surprise the Canadians put over. Tho boches put up their liands in surrender when they realized thoy were agttinst the Canadtans. As our men leaped into the trenches they shouted 'Remember the Llandovery Castle' and they were not to be denied their -objectives. The boches never 'we're so thick on any of our battle fields as there, but our own casualties wore very light. All the boche guns captured were turned round and prortiptly'raanned by. our gunners and now are shooting at the enemy. Evory-;body is very happy. The force bus Hover been in such good shape for a ilght. It is well trained, � well organized, and, thanks to the measures taken by the Ottawa government, it Is up to strength with sudicieut reinforcements on tlio ground to replace all casualties. Toll the Canadian people we got tho boche today where we want hiDi and intend keeping him there." N ALL EVENTS BOW TO FOCH'S WILL Paris, Aufl. 22.--(Havas Agency)-Never has the situation of the Germans bsen so serious as at present, which augurs well for the future, says L'Homme Libre in discussing the results of Wednesday's fighting. The GSrmans have been deprived of all hopes'of making a lasting stand on their present front aiid the allied offen-. sive is costinQ him dearly, the Figaro says. The battle is no longer a Ger>ance with the battory during the Sotnme advance. There ho was woundod,' 'Attor con- Bolsheviki Are Issuing Daily War Imports Claiming'Vic-tories Over Allied Forces. BOLSHEVIK] HAVE BEEN REINFORCED , QUITE HEAVILY/NOW Stockholm. Auk. 'J2.-BolshevikI troops advancing along the Onega River, where allied expeditionary forces are operutiHK have captured the villagd of Purg.isovo, according to a bulletin issued from "the labor army headqiiancrs" on Monday. A bulletin on the course ot the fighting is'.issued oach -dky  from the "iieadnuarters.'J AccordlHg to the' one issued on Monday the Soviet troops operating on the "cast front" took the villages of Jlichaolevo. ICnit ? * > ? ? '> '> 'J* ? TODAY'S CASUALTIES. 'Woundod -W. J. . Farrell, Bow Island; W. Matson, Whit-la; W, Wilson, A, Baldwin, Medicine Hat; .V, price, Irvine; G. Noubalt, Walsh; R. H. Gold, Mountain View; W. O. 'HoodloBS, Maoleod, Alta, Paris, AuQ. 22.-(Havas Agency.)-French troops have-crossed the Ailette between Guny and Champs to the north of Coucy-Le-Chaleau, according to the Heuroi which adds that advices from the front state the French have reached the Oise Canal between Varennes and Morllncourt,-_ to the east of Noyoh. Upon the Ailette front the sudden attack of the French caused" the retreat of a division of German reserves which had baen preparing for. a. counter blow. In its retreat it precipitated a panic in the ranks of a second division of reserves which had been Intended to support the first division's assault, according to advices to newspapers hero. - � (By-the Associated Press) . Allied blo-;va on the 120 mile frphtfrorh Solssons'to Ypres opntinued to force the Germans back and the enemy appears unable to stay the attacks which increasif�flly threaten the stability of his defensive-'system in France. On four sectors the troops uhde'r Marshal Foch are hitting the Gorman positions for good gains and it would appear the time is near for an enemy retirement. ... .... Fighting their way forward .along the southern reaches of the Plcardy battief ront, the French troops stand before Noyon," which is called the key to the entire Geririan line west of the Somme. During last night General Humbert's men reached the Divctte River for a long distance west of its confluence with thj Oi-,e. South of Noyon General Mangin's army, holds the south bank of the Disc frodi Sempigny to Bretigny, a distance of more than six miles. At Semigny they are oril> a little more than a mile from Noyon. Ti>e line turns to the south at Bretigny and runs to Bourquignon where it again curves east and reaches the Ail'ette river. It then extends southward and It is officially reported that the French have reached the outskirts of Pommicres, less than two miles west of Soissor.s. / ARE RETREATING German forces south of Noyon and along the Oise are said by the French official communication to be retreating, which may account for the rapid progress mad� (jy General Mangin's army. British troops attaclied the Germans aionji the line between the Somme and the Ancre rivers at 4.45 o'clock this morning. This may,be considered a continuation of the attack north of the Ancre. Th� front of the latest attack is nearly five miles long. North of the Ancre, the British, in spite of enemy resistance, have crossed the Arras Bapaume railway line. This railroad embankment was . a seriou-3 obstacle to the British advance yesterday.   In the Flanders area th? British are closely fodliowing the retiring Germans and have reached Neuf Berquin, a village two miles within the German lines. . .. . / On the northern side of the Lys salient the Germnns have been forced out of a strong position north of Ballleull. The Germans launched a heavy attack against the British positions at Locre Hospice but were repulsed. Heavy fighting is reported in this area. Strong Gerrnan counter attacks are developing near' Miraumont and IrlesI over which the British attacked yesterday. In this region the Germans seem to haye slowed up the Brltfsh. The same rha'y be said of the situation, on the hills north of Soissons. Little progress has been reported in Hhis sector for the last few days. ' , . . ; . There have been no reports of fighting from Lassigny north to the Somme. GERMAN RESISTANCE; RELAXES , With the fall of Lassigny and the high ground surrounding It.-the German'resistance in that region Is said to be relaxing', From Laisigny General Humbert Is in :a position to.outflank Royeand No^on by advancing toward Nesle. General Mangin Is reported tb.'h'ave'increased by-several -thousands tho ten thousand prisoners laken-by,him up,to-Tuesday nlg^t. On'the Itvitian mountain-front east of Lake:Garda tlie Austrlansare\ active. Two attacks against Italian positions, have been, repulsed, '� ' - ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PRISONERS Pjris, Aug. 22.-The allied armies ha've. taken' more than one hundred thousand prisoners since July 18, says Marcel. Hut|h,In'the Echo'De' Palis. � '.���' .  , -. m HUNS FIGHT HARD '� Paris, Aug. 22.-General Byno's army Is encountering desperate' resistance In-the. region-of Bapaume. Achiet Le'Grand, changed hands several times late yes-terday and last nightj The.Brit-.' Ish are now in that position. ' . RETREAT TO'blSE Paris, Aug. 22,-French troops have reached the Ailette River at several points, It Is not expected that the Germans wVir try to hold the Ailette line, but may rereat.to the Oise. COUNTER ATTACKS London, Aug. 22.-(12:20 p.m.) -Fre,sh German counter attacks are .reported to have developed east,of MIroumont arid^lrles. The hostile artillery. Is s�ld to have been very active during th^ night and to be continuing Its heaVy fire this morning. Attack In Flanders .London,' Aug. 22.-^In. U\e"Flanders battle urea the British, last night, attacked and captured a German position north of Bailleul, according to advices from the front today. lt.tH;rc-ported that a stvonti local counter at-t,uck made yoBtorduy moruiug against the LocreHosplce was. repulsed after heavy fighting- and that sharp com-Ijata took place dui'ing the night In �this sector; : Facilitate Fall of Noyon. ParlH.Aug. 22.-(Havus Agency.)-; (CONTINlIEfl OK PaGB 4) PROBE U.S. AIR Washington, Aug. 22.-The long awaited rsporf of the fcnate military sub-committee investlgiftlna' aircraft production was' subm.lt-ted today with a scathing arral(|n- > mont of delays In the early daya of the w�r, a review of improvad,: conditions .and recorr)m�n'd^tleiw f for the craation of a n*w sa'j^afs' ate department of aviation w|th"ai' cabinet officer at it|ltci|fti- 6271 ;