Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE TWELVE THIS LETHBRIDGE DAIL\ HEPALD SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 191S KAISER IS IN PERSONAL COMMAND OF HIS ARMY; ATTACK MOST SERIOUS London, March 23.-A letter to the D.iily Dispatch, which is understood to have access to sources of information not generally available to the pre?s says: "It is in the region of St. Quentin nnd southwest of that city that the enemy advance is most serious. It is here also that he is making his biggest effort, presumably because the junction of the British and French armies is in this neighborhood." KAISER IN PERSONAL COMMAND London, March 23.-Today's German official announcement received here states that Emperor William is in command on the western front. This announcement is regarded 'as further evidence that the emperor has staked his ail on an offensive, hoping to win and to go down in history as the victor in this great and decisive conflict. Dispatches from Amsterdam piature the emperor at Spa, Belgium, which is being kept isolated on a radius of fifteen kilometres. The German crown prince. Field Marshal Von Hindenburg, General Von Ludendorff and other prominent Germans are also reported there with him. GERMANY'S LAST THROW , London. March 23.-Comment in the German press on the new offensive as summarized by the Copenhagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company is to the effect that the present battles are the final and decisivs-exsrtion of strength of the present German people before peac* comes. The newspaper says Germany need hold on only a short time and the victory will be obtained. Much attention is being paid also to the Italian front. NEW ENGINES WAR London. March .-Thf Central News FHys all sorts of details are hfin.c driven out by German war correspondent?. One of them talks about onr million yards of piping behind th� front. Another says the number of airplanes has been increased tenfold. 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Write for Booklet, "Air Heroes in the Making," and apply directly to one of the following addresses: ^oyal Filling Corps* MALCOLM YOUNG, SHERIFF, LETHBRIDGE RECRUITING OFFICE, 304 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG cry available gun in the area was concentrated dh solid massed bodies of enemy troops, while the airmen grew weary with empty, ing their machine gnu drums ami nropping their bombs into the dense pray crowds of troops^nd returning for more ammunition. The (iermans this morning were pressing hard the British forces defending Jlermies. about 21 ^ miles hack of the old line in the legion southwest of Cambrai. Between (lonnelieu and the Oir.ignon stream the statement ray.-, the first two enemy positions were penetrated and the heights west of Gouzeaeourt. Heidecourt and ViUers-Faucon were raptured. A crossing over the Oiso. west of Latere 11 i miles south o� St. Quentin i was forced by Jaeger battalions, it was added. South of Somme the Germans b-oke through the hostile lines, adds the report, and in an uninterrupted forward movement, drove i he enemy over the Croiza canal toward tile west. Between the Omignon stream ami the Sjmme after the capture of the fit st enemy position, the Germans made their way through Iloliior, Wood and fought across . the heights of Savy and Itoupy. penetrating into the third hostile position. FRENCH ENGAGED Throughout, the ni^it the battle front extended southward and it was reported this morning That the French armv was now engaged. CLAIM 25.000 PRISONERS Berlin. March 23.-Between Fontaine Les Croisilles and Moeuvres. German forces penetrated into the . reconil enemy positions and captured two villages, army headquarters announced today. Hritish k counter attacks failed. So far. the statement announces, 25,nni) prisoners. 400 guns and :!00 machins guns have been taken. The two villages taken on the-Fontaine-.Moeuvres fronii were Vans Vraucourt and Mori-hies (the former village is about ifVa miles and the latter about miles behind the former British front). The announcement says Gentians are standing before the third enemy positions. It reports that the British, evacuated their positions in the bend southwest oil Cambrai and were pursued by the Germans through Demi-court. Flesquieres and Ribecourt. INTENSE FIGHTING British Headquarters, .March 2". --All day yesterday anil much of last night the conflict. � continued to rage with increasing violence as fresh German divisions 'were hurled into the fray in a:i attempt to smash through the British defences. More intense fighting is expected. The operation is so vast and is changing with such kaledicseopie rapidity as the line surged backward and forward that it is impossible to visualize the scene sufficiently to give a connected and accurate account of it at pres-ent. Forty-nine German divisions have been identified thus far on the battle front and prisoners have been taken from eighteen of tftem. Some estimates, place the number of GermaTK divisions engaged as high as ninety, but it is impossible to say whether this is accurate. ATTACK FRENCH Paris, March 23-The Germans launched an attack on the French lines in the AVoevre district last night, which was dispersed by the French fire. The Germans suffered appreciable losses and left . I some prisoners in the hands of tin French. VIENNA REPORT Vienna, March 23.-The war office announces that a great success has been won in the west. GERMAN REPORT Berlin. March 23.- "Under the ' command of the Emperor and King, the battle of attack on the British near Arras, Cambrai and St. Quentin has been proceeding two days. Yesterday also good progress was made," says an official statement. "Divisions of Crown Prince Bup-precbt stormed the heights north and northwest of Croisilles. Between Fontaine Les Croisilles and Moeuvres they penetrated into the second enemy position and captured the villages situated there, Vaulx-Vraucourt and Moriches. Strong British counter attacks failed. Between Gonnelleu and the Omignon Stream the first two enemy positions were penetrated. The heights west of Gnuzcaconrt and Heuclleourt and Viilers-Faucon were captured and in the valley of 'the Cologne Stream. Boieel and Marquaix were stormed. "The fighting around Hpohy Heights was bitter. These heights be;r.g encircled from the north and south the enemy wad compelled to leave thorn for our troops. Between ICpehy and Koisol the enemy vainly endeavored by means of strong counter attacks to bring our victorious advancing troops to a standstill. Ho was driven back everywhere with the heaviest losses." British Are Prepared British Army Headquarters in Prance, Mar. 23.-British troops between the Scarpo and the Oise have fallen back in places, hut the British generals had foreseen this eventuality and mado preparations accordingly, in the'face of a great attf aK it i� not only imposslblo but quite unsound to attempt to hold the front line trenches everywhere. Good defensive tactics usually aim at organizing 'resistance so that the further the enemy advances the stronger will he the opposition he meets. British Well Satisfied Taking the situation as a vholc the British are well satisfied with the results of Iho first stage of the fighting. They undoubtedly lost several ruined villages and the Germans probably will make much, of their capture, but the defenders have held on amazingly well ami worked terrible slaughter among the attack/'rs. The fighting today was greatest in intensity on two sectors, one northwest of t'trlnbrni and the other southwest. The fighting on the northern front was about Httllo-court while liarglcourt is the southern centre. A bright sun came out at midday and airmen were most active, the British aviators flying at very low altitudes and using their machine guns against the opposing infantry. Before they attacked today on the sector between the Canal Du -Vord and Croisilles. on the northern battlefront the Germans for four hours smothered the British with every conceivabhi form of hate which a gun could throw. The enemy .depended largely upon large numbers of trench mortars to cut the wire entanglements. The British had "hail warnings that the Germans would use great quantities of gas shells. This proved to be true, although there was nothing new in the type of gas and the British gas masks appear to have been most effective. Fought With Gas Masks The British fought for hours with their gas masks on but even this drawback could not dampen their jubilation at the havoc they caused as German infantry presented itself in the form of point biank targets. Nine German divisions made the assault in this sec-lion but they met with strenuous resistance. British machine gunners did terrible execution as the Germans moved forward. As on Thursday the Germans today depended on tremendous artillery bombardments anil massed attacks with great numbers of troops to achieve results. At least forty German'divisions have been identified and the German artillery concentration is the greatest that has been seen on the west. A Solid Front Mowed Down It is reported that in one section the Germans came across No Man's Laud in regular formation and gaps in the ranks were quickly filled in to present a solid front. The Germans are said to have stopped when they reached the barbed wire ami to have cut it by hand under a heavy fire from rifles, machine guns anil artillery. However, the report is not verified, but it is certain that the Germans advanced in denser formation than ever before and naturally suffered serious casualties. Six German divisions Thursday delivered a very heavy attack against the British south of St. Quentin. Despite the fact that the enemy had a superiority in numbers the British hung dog-! gedly to their posts throughout the day and it was only after the Germans j had stopped the asaauit that the Brit- ish withdrew their lines somewhat In order to give them protection by means of the Oise river and the flooded ground around'It. Their til lack here ; will he extremely heavy in losses to | the enemy. i : : : PARIS RAID THREE TRAINLOAD3 VETERANS Calgary. March 23.- Three train-loads-of veterans among whom \verd"ii j uumbet of British Columbia men, arrived during last night. 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