LONDON: The allies are progressing splendidly on the whole front between the south of Arras and the Oise. There was a fierce struggle at Chailenes with strong enemy forces covering the retreat. The enemy made a great effort during the preceding fortyeight hours to remove vast stores from Chailenes with only moderate success, the British offering fierce opposition. North of the Somme they are advancing down a long slope towards Bray, which they have now probably reached. The Germans are
contesting every inch of ground on the Vesle with the Americans, who are fighting with superb heroism. A German retreat to the Aisne or beyond it is clearly imminent. The enemy is showing signs of anxiety between Arras and Albert, where no material advance has been made. South of the Somme there has been a slight retirement in some places after desperate fighting, the enemy throwing in reserves and fiercely counterattacking.