- Porcupine Advance, 18 Apr 1917, 1, p. 3
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BRITISH AND FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE
Canadians Taking Important Part.
Looks Like "the Big Drive."
The battle on the western front continues to grow in intensity and to spread along a more extended front. This week the news from overseas shows that the French are making important drives on both sides of the Rheims. Unless the Germans can fidn some way to stop the pressure, a general retreat will be forced to new German lines. Th British have captured Villeret, Gricourt and les Trois Savouges, all strategically important. Among the material taken at Lieven is a big naval gun and many thousand rounds of ammunition. The new British "liquid fire" shell did terrible execution. In a counter attack north of St. Quentin the Germans left 1500 dead and 300 prisoners when they retreated. The British have surrounded the city of Lens on three sides, and its capture is expected daily. The Canadians are making a glorious name for themselves in the advance. At Vimy Ridge there were many soldiers, chiefly from Nova Scotia, who were three days without water and five days on short rations, but they told a press correspondent, "We enjoyed every minute of the fight."
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