20 NOVEMBER 1920, Page 2

General Wrangel proved unable to hold the Crimea against the

large Bolshevik forces which attacked him last week. While he was defending the Perekop lines in the north-west of the Crimea, the enemy forded the shallow lagoons to the north-east of the Crimea and overwhelmed the slender garrison on the Monger isthmus. General Wrangere army, taken in flank by the Bolshevik cavalry, was smitten with one of the panics so common in Russian armies, retreated in disorder, and went to piecrea General Wrangel and some of his officers and men were rescued by Allied and American warships on Sunday, when Sebastopol was abandoned once more to the Bolsheviks. We comment on the episode elsewhere.