24 APRIL 1915, Page 1


THERE are two very important military events to record during the week. The first is the capture by the British of Hill 60, a part of a ridge which runs close to the south of Ypres. Ypres is on what we may call the dead Flanders plain, and the bill is on the low elope which overlooks it. We captured the bill by a very successful piece of sapping and mining. We tunnelled under the German trenches which held the hill, blew them into the air, and before the enemy could recover from their surprise occupied the trenches with our own troops and immediately prepared them against re- capture by their previous owners. The Germans have ever since been making furious counter-attacks, but they have been in every case repulsed with heavy lose.