THE TURNING OF THE TIDE
(V.:viiii?nt ing oil ik- chrng.'d .- lin;.i i-n In the N'orth of France, brought about by tin; brittle of the ypirne, i ij-.-. • Aatinn,’ in its isMi- of 1D;1i l-Xnlcmbcr, rjys : - I ii- l'.v> llvtinan jitui. v.T.o.ic cavaU-y had uct-uaily got down to Ei- .'■.inc V;dlay, and wlmso main, bodies uere inr bciow the Manic, have been bn cod hack beyond ih.i ,ini:c, diiten to 1 h<: iv-rtii of V'CHinn, and vxjKlled fio’.a 111-; nxirp-.v Mc.-'-oni tnan-lc wiiich l.e:> between liic jorts aml ti;e. ; l.niuan front.et. Away io tha n-inli-w-.it the -hadov. waws <■; tie.-'..i-r:nan tide have, bowed bad.v.aaidr. and v.c au- aiready < ruin ling tho day- whtch will, bring lb- i-t in iiicnt of tit- Germains 1.0 : in- ke-; ■■! the Tmnei- Belgian fionikr or bey-ad it. Wi;;i-t ii the explanation G lilis sinkien ciiang.? of fortune : '] iierc arc several t'leorie.s in the field, liic rornanl'.e rciiool Giot in be!l. wiiii the leg; mi oi Utissiau la riding and that fiction has vaniiiit'd, i";:.v>i us m.uVviiing at the tail;•Odity of bull! i i ix-.-liimaiy. Olliers iwmlaincd dial, the (Jrr-in.us were exliaasn J and dt'mc-a!it-vd. and tuat- familiar Gj-rervr-r who haunts cvciy bnith.-'idd nh<i wts tin' reluctant enemy being driven into til- figl'i at. t;u ji'.'int of hi, efbbe/k ic.voidr )ct i'f.iward Ike i-cin; 1 • n-c- -n. Tiit-ie it, no vvidcntc of d. iiniidiic.il.on. Tho rc'if.n. wo sufpeel. was h.rgdv |><•!.- lical. ami it n-roves c:c mor- tin- laihey of ail tniliia’-ib.m. It. may plan its enai]vii.'i‘c on gian-i lines of well-ten sot. - J media 11 5 !nn. line human fa-lor n -m----r.ceniv -•ii-’.mi.s i ; s ir-cknniiig. Mr human Idcfoi.' in ■.his case, lint; v.cio hoc. Tin; llii'c-inn-- did not nn-dy advanro in l-rns-j-’a ; Ley di'ov . its civil popnlat ;cn b-f"l • hem. I V'lV-dt of isuttp wtth the t-.id;-ti -.11111 Gcriuni terr-.-r -f tile Goo,.'!cl;, m llifir icaits, u <tc p’-iuiiif.; tnt<> Berlin, i'ii-y !i * v i■ i - sen- . and they Lcdd laks, jiartly !in,e and. partly fai.-e, like all lefugctales, of b;:i ning i'.-iiT-; and all (.he honor." 'if a war of hate. We suspect that tills was too much tor Geiinau pride. 'ldle insult of tine invasion had to lx; wipe-d •c- . I’ ruin the scrilh we can wed in nig! no the apnea Is that would come front Vienna. This double appeal from Pntscia and Austria - ens to have Jmd it, *’■!!. -!. \Vc ran liardiy doubt now that t.onwy of Gaiminiy';; first-line troojis were withdrawn iir-n v’r; western to th- enslern theatre. Ji ’’-as jr.ohably not a. simjde e.jKratii.n. The veterans and liic halftrained were emit westward to replace the Mss. Tin-re may have been no actual diminution in numbers. But a diminution in the effective striking force there probably was. apart from the icsse-s in -kiik’d and wounded wliii-b had reduced the Kaircr's armies in their prodigal mass attacks. Another factor may v.-<-!! have contributed to this eiror. The Germans believed that Ihey liad put. Sir John French's force out of action, and they under estimated (ho spirit and the recuperative powers of our ;\Jjios. They reduced their /oi ccs in France, and they have paid the penn ity.
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THE TURNING OF THE TIDE, Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914