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The Carpathians; and Masurian Lakes: Scenes of Fighting

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TEL .[(.ilT ER TJ lI. CAII’AIIIIAN PASSLS GERMAN ARTILLERY IN IIIE WAY TO IIHE DUKLA PASS


V -__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ i ~~-. – It uI THI DESPERATE AUSTRIAN EFFORT TO SAVE HUNGARY AND FORCE THE RUSSIANS BACK ThtROUGH THE CARPATHIANS AN AUSTRIAN COMMISSARIAT-TRAIN ON THE WAY TO THE DUKLA PASS,


THE STORM-CENITRE OF THE RECENT FIGHTING IN EAST PRUSSIA GERMAN BARBED. WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS ON THE SHORE OF THE MASURIAN LAKES.


Nt / PY ‘ o. · THE GERMAN FORTIFICATIONS ALONG THE SHORE OF THE MASURIAN LAKES AN ENTRENCHED POST WITH ITS LOOK-OUT PLATFORM UP A TREE.


ii~ I ~p~l I raaN,~ i& ‘ N/,, SRECONNOITRING THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE WOODS BEYOND WITH THEIR GLASSES. ;


ON ONE OF THE BLOCKED ISTHMUSES BETWEEN THE MASURIAN LAKES : A GERMAN TRENCH WITH BARBED-WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS PLANTED IN FRONT.


Our illustrations (reproducing German photographs) depict scenes in the Carpathians and in the Masurian Lakes region, on the flanks of the widely extended battle-front in Eastern Europe, where vitally important fighting is taking place at this moment, and enormous masses of troops on either side are in continuous conflict. The Dukla Pass is the first of the Eastern Carpathian passes, and has been for many weeks the scene of fierce fighting Roads from Cracow and Przemysl connect at Dukla, the small township at the northern end of the .pass. The Russians seized the northern end of the Dukla Pass towards the end of last year, and incessant efforts have been made to force them back by the combined Gerrman and Austrian Army in that quarter, so far without success.


We see some of the troops of both nations, German artillery, and an Austrian com- missariat train on the way amid the snow to the Dukla Pass.—The Masurian Lakes region in East Prussia to the south of Kinigsberg comprises a wide stretch of morasses and barren heaths and pine forest tracts, seamed by a long, straggling chain of shallow lakes in the neighbourhood of Insterburg and Lyck, the small town where the Kaiser had his headquarters for a time during von Hindenburg’s February campaign which drove back the Russians in East Prussia. The low, flat shores of the lakes and the intervening narrow isthmuses have for months been barred by trenches and redoubts and miles of barbed-wire entanglements, as may be seen from our photographs above.



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