December 14, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

From the front page of the Capital Journal:

FIERCEST FIGHTING OF MONTH DEVELOPS IN YPRES SECTION
Allies Admit Losses Are Heavy but Say They Are Advancing Steadily
GERMAN CASUALTIES ARE MUCH GREATER
Germans Deny Allies Have Made Any Gains and Said Attacks “Light”

GERMANY OPENLY REBUKES AUSTRIA FOR INEFFICIENCY
Berlin War Office Intimates It Does Not Believe Austria’s Stories of Success
PRACTICALLY ADMITS AUSTRIAN DEFEAT
Servians Change Defeat to Victory and Give Austrians a Second Drubbing

The Austrian forces in the Carpathians were referred to . . . as “too small to clear Hungary of the enemy at once, but they must attack and repulse one column after another.”

A still more stinging rebuke is contained in the comment that “the Austrians report 10,000 Russians captured, but fail today within what period, making the report meaningless.”

Such declarations as these are indicative of Germany’s disgust at the futility of Austrian operations.

AUSTRIANS WINNING SO ARE THE SERVIANS
Each Side Tells a Different Story and the Reader Can Believe Either or Neither

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