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GERMAN FAILURE IN ATTACKS NORTH OF THE SOMME. BWTISH REGAIN POSITIONS. The following Teports from Sir Douglas Hate have been issued by the Preisa Bureau Saturday, 11.17 a.m- Kbrth of the Somme heavy fighting con. t&iukd along tl-se whole front gduth of Ayette until late yesterday evening. The enemy constantly attacked in considerable strength, but with no further success than had attended his efforts during the morn- infr foeal fighting also took place yesterday afternoon south of the Somme, in the neighbourhood of Han-ard. We improved our- position somewhat by a counter-attack. Saturday, 8.7 p.m. To-day infantry action on the battle front tiM been confined to local fighting in the fiefeiifcourhood of ATeluy Wood, north of Albert, without change t in the situation, and to engagements oetween small bodied of troops at diflferent points. Hostile artillery continues to be active. At least ten German divisions are known to -6ave been engaged in the enemy's un- successful attacks yesterday north of the Somme, and fighting was very active on many parts of this front 86 far north as Bucquoy. ENEMY ATTACKS REPULSED. I Sunday, 10.2 a.m. Counter-attacks carried out by us yester- day successfully re-established our former posiqbns in Aveluy Wood, and resulted in the capture of over 120 prkoners and several maoliine-gu ns. Later in the day the enemy again attacked our positions opposite Albert, but was repulsed, and another attack attempted earfor in the night south of Uebutenie was OOtHpietelv broken up by our artillery fire. By a successful miaor operation carried J oat py us early this morning south of the River Somme we improved our position and captured forty prisoners. GERMAN PRISONERS TAKEN. I Sunday, 7.53 p.m. The successful minor operation under- taken by us this morning south of the Somme ?ed to sharp local fighting. The ???mv counter-attacked ?troo?y in in ettempt to regain his former positions, and* ^suffered heavy loss. The number of German prisoners token tea increased to over 140, and several ma- cbuje-guns were also oaptured by us. Tliis mornang the enemy made two afefeenpipta to deliver attacks against our posi- tions at Bucquoy, but in each case his troops were stopped and dispersed by our ublkryfire. I On the remainder of the battle front tho flay has paBSed more quietly. TROOPS ATTACKED BY AIRMEN. I Sunday night's aviation report from Sir Dotiglas Haig said:- During the morning of the 6th ictst., owing to bad weather, there was only slight aerial activity. About -noon our machines, which had been watching the enemy's movements on the battle front since dawn, reported a concentration of hostile troops south of the Somme. Large formations of our aeroplanes immediately went out in the rain and dropped over 500 bombs on the en^my s as- sembled infantry, in addition to firing some 30,000 rounds at them with their machine- guns. g11I' air fighting thirteen hostile machines were brought down and eleven others driven down out of control. Two German machines were also shot down by anti-aircraft fire. Sixteen of our machines have not yet been located. Many of these have undoubtedly made forced landings behind our lines owing to the difficulty of finding their aerodromee in the heavy rain. HEAVY GAS SHELLING. I Monday, 10.23 a.m. I We advanced our line slightly during the might on the south bank of the River Somme cast of Vaire-sous-Corbie. North of the Somme a few prisoners and a machine-gun were captured by us in the neighbourhood of Neuville-Yitasse.. The enemy's artillery has shown increased activity during the night on the whole of the British battle Front. Heavy hostile gas shelling had taken place also between Lens and the La I?assee Canal and east of Ar- mentieres. Monday, 8.4 p.m. Except for hostile artiHery activity on different parts of the battle Front, and especially in the neighbourhood of Bucquoy, there is nothing of special interest to re- port. FIGHTING IN THE AIR. I Monday, o.ao p.m. On the 7th inst. visibility was good, enabling useful work to be done by our aeroplanes in co-operation with the artil- lery, but clouds prevented long-distance re- connaissance and photographic flights. Several ground targets were engaged by our low-flying aeroplanes, whose pilots dropped ten tons of bombs and fired a great many rounds, of ammunition upon hostile troops and transport on the battle Front. South of the Somme hostile aircraft were active. Six of the enemy's machines were brought down in air fighting, and nine others driven down out of control. In addi- tion two other German machines were shot down by our anti-aircraft guns. Four of our aeroplanes axe missing. During tho night five and a-'half tons of bombs were dropped by us on Douai rail- way station and on Bapaume.

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