Item 01: General William Holmes telegrams and cables, September-October 1914 - Page 271

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Ship of origin - Moresby

Date - 9 - 9 - 14


Melbourne Sept 9th :- French and British forces fighting near East of Paris against right wing enemys forces. Strong Russian forces surrounding fortified town Erzrmyzl (?) 55 miles from Lemberg. Cavalry also in Carpathians.

British trade returns showed decrease of £13 000 000 imports and £10 000 000 exports for August.

Concerted action from [Manteville?] [indecipherable] to Verdun frontier forces in progress

Strong Russian forces practically destroyed twelve Austrian army corp at Lemberg.

Austrian 2nd Army corp forced to retreat


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