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REVIEW OF HALF-A-YEAR'S WAR

ALLIES' POSITION GROWING STRONGER GERMAN OFFENSIVE EFFECTUALLY ENDED . London, February 4. Lord Sydenham, in a review of the sis months of war, recalls that it was three years before there were decisive operations in tho American Civil War. Plevna was not captured until seven months after the declaration of tho Itusso-Turkish War in 1877. Considering tlio unparalleled magnitude of tho operations it is unreasonable to expect greater progress towards a decision. Trench warfare close at hand tends to weaken our senso of perspective. It is true that the Allies in the West have achieved moro local successes. Ho believes that the deadlock reached is superficial and misleading. Tho Allies liavo effectually- ended tho Gorman offensive, and are holding the larger part nf Germany's military strength. Tho Allies' position is steadily growing stronger, and tho preponderance of artillery is beginning to bo feTt. Tho German soldiers arc fighting bravely, but thoy havo learnt that their generate nre always ready to sacrifice life on a largo scalo without tho prospect of a corresponding advantage Tho German War Office now knows it hns hopolessly undor-ostiniatcd Russia's lighting capacity and generalship. Tho great mass of tho German people will shortly know that their loaders liavo brought them to disaster. Germany, thougli still ""conquered, is beaten. ILord Sydenham was Governor of Victoria from 1901 to and subsequently Governor of Bombay. Ho served m the Egyptian F<xpedition in 1882, and the Soudan Expedition iu 1885. He was wuployed iu flic War Oflico in 18'J2, was Secretary of tho Colonial pelencq Committee 1885-1892. and was sent on special duty to Sweden, Berlin, Laris, Liuz, Belgium, Bucharest, Gibraltar, United States, Halifax, and Magdeburg. His publications include) "I'UvlWs" "l'Vjit.iflctiLioni I'ast,,"Present, and Future," "The L.'lst Great Naval Wa>." " ! ii»e wd the mups/i.'ilißfiaaal flsteasp,'- •"ttii.Mk's'

GERMANS HAVE VIOLATED EVERY LAW OP GOD AND MAN 5 . ■; GUILTY OF CALCULATED AND ORGANISED BARBARISM, (Rec. February 5, 5.50 p.m.) mi „ • i i ~, London, February 4. i , , m . a , * oac ' cr > 6a .V s ■' In order to attain her ends, Gormany has not hesitated to viclato every law or (<od and man She is guilty of calShISVSSJ 5Sr """*' ol ctn, "~ *" "Her war methods have brought misery to millions, and have not brought her a decisive success. .The prospect of irretrievable failuro stares her in tho »f onsc ! ou , ss u ss , of "Itannto impotence had led her to foment the people s hatred against England, whom she blames for the collapse of her fc, J 0l »'Po«'or-the ,68l cause of the failure of her .plans.—"limes" and Sydney "Sun" services.

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REVIEW OF HALF-A-YEAR'S WAR, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2378, 6 February 1915

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REVIEW OF HALF-A-YEAR'S WAR Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2378, 6 February 1915

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