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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hetatd VOLUME AUGUST 1918 NUMBER 216 LINE IS THIEPVAL FALL TO BRITISH 9 BAPAUME NEXT WAVERING London Conjectures on Plans of Silent ButlVIaster ful Generalissimo Press Tjispatch from Reuters The ultimateaim of Marshal Foclis Btrategic which is being worked out in the series of is tho subject of much speculation in Paris and ithe opln ion of the experts is divided between those who Foch is striking a number of hammer blows with the object of weakening the en emy numerically and positively and as regards preparatory to a de cisive blow at some absolutely vital spot and those who think that he is at present endeavoring to disorganize is really tho great German or retreat on large rpap the rich fruits V dlgprganirftUoh in the shape of of tMiai big hauls of the maltW decisive results to guide him in action this Some French critics hold the latter view which Is based on the theory that a withdrawal is gradually going on to some new Hindenburg line which Is probably of great Those who argue that we are at present witness ing the preliminary to1 a decisive stroke base theirbelief on the fact that the allies arc presumably em ploying considerable forces in the ag gregate in the that they are exploiting the gains made to the utter that they already are threatening vital enemy and more It would be folly not to push to the last this year their im mense advantage of their regained in superior morale and enthus iasm for the especially among the It is pointed out that other apart from weighty political are that the Germans still have many div isions in Russia and possibly have still more divisions booked for a sur price enterprise this year on some other Hence it is not absolute ly certain that a better chance will offer in 1919 for the Gorman front is now fairly In regard to the latest developments of the one of the most import ant is the British threat at Its fall would be a disaster for the and his desperate resistance at where the main defensive positions of Bapaume are shows that he realties GERMANS PROTEST SPAINS ACTIONS energetically protested against the Intention of Spain to replace tonnage by In terned German according to an official statement Issued In Ber GERMANS MAY RETIRE CLEAR TO MEUSE Germans Prepare Defence Away Back on Meuse Now French to Enter Noyon Soon The Germans evidently expect to be pressed back to the says the Amsterdam correspond ent of the Daily as they are fortifying positions along that river in The Germans are digging extensive trenches between Dinant and Thousands of prison ers and Belgian civilians are being used in the Givet is ninety miles directly east of NOYON TO FALL SOON The town of Noyon is expected to fall at any according to information received here this afternoon from the battle in ARE ADVANCING RAPIDLY The British third army is advancing It has gone forward in places to a depth of four ihiles on a front of twelve The British fourth army is on the outskirts of Bray where heavy fighting is MIRAUMONT SURROUNDED With the British Armies in Associat ed Press The situation at Thiepval was uncertain this La Boisselle and Ovillers were reported to have been wrested from the The town of Miraumont appears to have been surrounded by the EVERY AVAILABLE MAN The The German government has summoned every available man to the says a letter jmt received here from a newspaper correspondent In Of the two hundred thousand work men at between and have been called up for service at the the correspondent the combout been even more Realize They Cant Sell Goods With German So Cut It Off who are allowed to remaiu In neutral coun tries are in a recent issue of the Central Powers economic gazette to practice1 what it calls commercial The journal adds After the war German trade will be possible only through jieutral coun All marks of German origin will have to be from all wares Considerat ions of international morality must be brushed Germans Along Rhine Are Expecting Allied Invasion German population along the Rhine ex pects an allied in the opinion of Dutch woman of Ger man descent who has just return ed from Amsterdam from visiting in email village near Bonn on the a state ment to the Amsterdam corres pondent of the Dally Express she The impression gathered from what I saw and heard in Germany was one of real In spite of what the say or do not the German retirement In the west is making the worst possible Impression especially the The people there know that they will be the first to be hit if the allies The idea that German toll Is to remain Inviolate to the last hat disappeared completely and OK the Rhine expects 4 foreign Invasion sooner or Many families are preparing leave forCentral The of the allied air craft are simply When you read there Wfis mater ial damage it meant that whole streets were torn with heavy casualty Hit to complete the pic Casualties Mountain Pincher enlisted John John enlisted Richard enlisted John Leth Douglas Leth Man Power Bill Passes The new man power bill extending the draft to all men be tween the ages of 18 and 45 was patted by the tonight at finally amended by the war de first roll call only two negative were Representative London of New the Socialist and Representative Gordon of AttorneyGen Minister To Be Appointed Boyle is attorney general of Al berta in the place of This the infor mation given the Canadian Preis tonight by Premier The premier had no announcement to make as to filling the cabinet vacancy caused by the retirement of Cross but would make such statement within a few ATTACKS IN ALBANIA Albania the of the Central yes terday renewed their attacks from the lower Semen River to the heights of It wtt announced today by the Italian war In the center en emy made to north of head of the Cross was attorneygen eral in the first government ot Altjortu which was formed in 1905 by following the formation two new western provinces of Alberta and and the elections He was form erly a member the law firm of Cross and of Edmon He represented Edmonton and was elected again in together with MeDougall us the two members to represent Edmonton city at In 1910 when tha split occurred in the Liberal party over the Great Water ways railway and Rutherford was forced to resign with his Sifton ue name and shortly afterwards Cross Joined the government again as Boyle had joined the Sifton government as minister of In the provin cial of last year Cross retired to the seat of Edaon which he f6rmerly represented along with the seat at Cross is a native of Out British Smashing Through Hun Lines on Wide Front Thiepval Captured With the British Armies in ed is reported to have been captured by the Several thousand German prisoners have passed through the cages behind General Byngs third army No effort to count the guns captured has been made up to this SMASHING THROUGH HUN POSITIONS With the British Army in were smashing through the German positions this morning all along the The British are reported to have captured Becordel and to have reached the high The British have passed well beyond Happy THIEPVAL CAPTURED Press Dispatch from Reuters British have captured Bray and surrounded FIGHTING ON THIEPVAL SLOPES Marshal Haigs forces are fighting on the of Thiepval Ridge and along the eastern bank of the Ancre Where patrols have entered the town of From the latter village the British line runs to thence to which is British hands and then to Boyelles and joining the old line near War Summary by the Associated Press British troops along the extreme northern sectors of the battle line in Picardy and Artois are advancing at a rapid According to unofficial reports the British have reached the village of five miles southeast of They also have advanced further south and are in the outskirts of the town of The British are closing in on the key stone to the German positions between Arras and the The have been forced to give up towns just north of Bapaume while the British are operating just west of the PRISONERS It is officially reported that in the fighting since Wednesday morning the British have taken more than prisoners in this Unofficial advices say that entire batteries of heavy guns have taken from the South of the Somme and between the Olie and the Aistie artillery duels are French patrols operating in Lorraine have penetrated German trenches at many MENACE TO GERMANS INCREASES With the allied advance between Arras and Solssons the menace to the German positions fifty mile front increases CROSS THE PIVETTE West of Noyon the French have forced a crowing of the Divette at three miles from and they maintain their strong pressure from the south and Between the Aisne and the Alletle north of General Mangins troops are to tjhe heights dominating the Chemln Des increasing the menace to tbe German positions along the General Mangin is sharpening the salient which has apex im mediately north of are burning behind the German positions north of the vesie and the enemy may be preparing to Infantry and transports are reported moving northward from the Vesle in the few American and French pressure along the In the week more than not counting Friday have been More than fifty towns and villages have been HEAVY With the British Army In battle continued successfully for the al lied army last The British advanced everywhere and the en emy suffered heavy ENEMY LOSSES IS VERY HEAVY One Thousand Germans Kill ed in One Engagement1 Cannon Lost British Armies in The third and British armies since August captured more than thirty thousand Two thou sand were taken yesterday south of the The British fourth army has captured nearly five thousand men in the last two The prisoners counted since August 8 total men and 598 North of the Somme a large number of guns have They batteries of howit zers and trench Immediately south of the1 guns Save been the Soijthof the Somme one thousand were killed in They were closely huddledin front ofthe British instead of being in the customary open The allied cas ualties are very Tanks participated heroically in the fighting is One engaged in a battle with an enemy bat tery and silenced tho German Another group of tanks cooperated with a group of airplanes when the latter attacked German antitank guns which had strategically lo cated at the head ot a gully which the tanks had to go One tank suffered seven direct hits and all the crew were wounded except the who kept the tank finished off a machine gun nest and brought the badly damaged tank and his wounded comrades back safely through the rain of AIR FIGHTING SERIOUS STRIKE general of all declared at the pulp of Sentiment runs CONTINUED ON fighting is taking place In Northern In Centrali Albania the have been repulsed in an attack against the Italian FOLLOWING UP SUCCESS With The BritTsh Army In armies this evening are vigorously follow ing up Uie success which has been one of the most disastrous ever experienced by the The Germans have lost wide stretches of ground and numerous The British have taken of prisoners and large quantities of guns and To the south of the British have crossed the Ancre River and have started back in the general direction of Courcel Already Field Marshal Haigs are reported south east of tVie Brllish have reached Ham elincourt and are pushing on to Leger and The British troopt to be progressing well up the road from Albert to South of the thirtythree fifteen men hive been taken by the COORDINATE WORK OF AND AGRICULTURAL Dominion minister of ag In Edmonton Friday and had long consultation with Duncan on the ad visability of coordinating the work of the Dominion and Pro vincial of which both gentlemen the Crerar left for the east by the OF ALLIED FORCES With the British Army in August air fighting on the western front during the last week provides a striking indication of the difficulty now confronting Germany in the which must increase in the near future as a growing air super iority ot the allies makes itself In the battle probably owing tb the recent heavy German losses over the Somme battle field enemy scouts are compelled to operate in large for mations at a much greater height Notwithstanding the British airmen continue to take u heavy toll of Severe fighting has occurred on the front between Albert and the Amleus Roye according to latest in the destruction ot sixtythree enemy machines and the driving down of 1 airplanes out of This superiority has been attained without any diminution of the aerial activity in other a large num ber of raids having been made against enemy positions far behind the Ger man lines in which moreHhan 120 tons of bombs were and attacks on the Rhine provinces presaud with the utmost Coupled with a virtual of German airraids on the in creasing number of bombing raids into of which there were 22 during the last must be demor showing Germany in spite of her unable to adequately protect her ial The result ol the allied supremacy in seen In German captured one of which withiu miles of the front small groups of from eight to teu men eeed ;