THE VERDUN FAILURE
ANOTHER GERMAN OFFENSIVE EXPECTED
London, March 22
"The Times" correspondent at Paris says tbe German failure of the attack at Cote du-Poivre (Pepper Hill) suggests their Verdun plan has been temporarily reduced to incoherence, but it is thought that the enemy will resume the struggle at tbe earliest possible moment. Meanwhile, it is hardly necessary to point -out tbe importance of the check sustained, while leaving/the French lines Btronger than ever. Other reports from Paris also predict an early re enmption of the offensive. For poli tical reasons another desperate effort to pierce the French., line will be necessary in ordsr to bolster up a new loan.
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THE VERDUN FAILURE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3530, 24 March 1916