General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-05


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY Latest developments on the western front accord ¬ ing to Associated Press dispatches indicate that the Germans are contemplating u general retire ¬ ment mentThe The British have driven home their push through the Wotan line as far as the Canal du Nord and as yet tlioir progress is not reported checked checkedAlready Already the wedge they have driven into the Ger ¬ man defenses in the sector between the railway cen ¬ ters of Donal and Cambrai is a menacing one to the enemy who must stop the British on the canal line Iiire if in hoi es to save these bases vital points in the German defensive system in the west westDisorganization Disorganization in the German ranks is reported in unofficial advices from the front however and there seems to be more than a possibility that the enemy command will not be able to reconstruct its defensive formations even in time to hold up the British temporarily along the canal positions positionsThe The main force of the British push seems to be in the direction of Cambrai along both the Bapaume Cambrai and ArrasCambrai roads and in the ter ¬ rain lying between these highways In this area they are reported today to have captured the towns of InchyEnArtois and Moeuvres Tills represents an advance of between three and onehalf and four miles since yesterday beyond the southern section of the famous switch line at Queant QueantSeveral Several iKople were killed and a score or more wounded yesterday afternoon by an explosion of a Iwmb In the Federal building Hundreds of win ¬ dows in nearby buildings were shattered and many people in the street were injured by falling glass Full details were not available when this edition went to press

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