15 APRIL 1916, Page 1

The news from Verdun during the week has been distinctly

good. The Germans have been hurling themselves against the French lines, but with terrible losses. On Tuesday on the right bank of the Meuse they made a fierce attack in force, but were repulsed with very heavy losses. Since then in this quarter there has been little or no infantry fighting, though there has been a heavy cannonade between the opposing batteries. On Wednesday morning the attack was fiercest on the French positions on the left bank of the Meuse. In this attack great use was made by the enemy of liquid fire, but in spite of that the assault was repulsed.