THE BRITISH ARMY.
WHY IT WAS NOT READY. THANKS TO THE ANTI-PREPARA-TION PARTY. LONDON, November 5. ‘ Tin* Times’* ’ military correspondent snvs that the past three months have witnessed an unparalleled expansion of the British Amy. The War Office, hampered and sta-ved for veirs for guns, rifles, ammunition, and clothing, will be unable to make good its deficiencies for several mouths ; but. every day brings the realisation nearer. The recruits are much older than the boys usually joining the army, and their physique is decidedly superior, while tho conduct and spirit of the men is nil that can he desired. The officers live among the men and share their labors. The men who have enlisted will fight, and are tigers for work. TREAFONMONGKRS WARNED OTTAWA. November 5. Pro Gorman papers have bcem warned that they will Ik- summarily suppressed if ihev print further articles inciting against Great Britain. A DAY OF PRAYER. THE FIRST SUNDAY IN THE NEW YEAR. LONDON. November 5. Tin- Archbishops of Canterbury and York have fixed the first Sunday in the n-v; vear as a day of prayer and intercession on behalf of the King, the Empire, the Allies, and the soldiers and sailors; also ns a day of remembrance of those who have fallen in battle. The King, who has approved of the proposal, considers the beginning of the year as a fitting occasion. The archbishops also announce that tho Roman Catholic and Nonconformist Churches agree similarly to observe the day.
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THE BRITISH ARMY., Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914