The Quarterly Review Volume 229

The Quarterly Review Volume 229

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918-01 edition. Excerpt: ...being in home territory, are shorter, and where, in other respects, they can meet the enemy on more favourable terms. The moral of the German troops on the western front is said to be good--better, in fact, than it was a year ago. It has been impossible, in the swamps of Flanders, to subject them to such punishment as they sustained last year in the battles on the Somme. Their successes in Italy, and the collapse of Russia, have done much to efface the memories of Vimy and Messines. The drafting of the best men from Russia, together with the relegation of the inferior elements to that front, has helped to maintain both their moral and general standard of physique. Reports of disaffection in the Bavarian divisions must be regarded with suspicion in view of the way in which these troops have acquitted themselves at Passchendaele and Cambrai. Indeed, the Bavarians have been much in evidence wherever serious fighting had to be done. German airmen have shown, if anything, increased boldness, and have, on several occasions, adopted our tactics of flying low to attack troops on the ground. On the whole, it is necessary to face the fact that the Germans are far from being beaten, and to prepare for a strenuous time in the new year. Unhappily the Government have been too slow in taking steps to develop our remaining resources in man-power; and there is no time to lose if we are not again to let slip the best months of the campaigning season, and to feel the want of the powerful striking force, with ample reserves, which will be needed to take an effective part with the American armies and our valiant French Allies in sustained and decisive operations. W. P. BLoon. 1. History of Eton College, 1440-1910. By Sir H. Maxwell Lyte. 4th Edition....
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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867513
  • 9781236867513