ITS PROBABLE DURATION.
FRENCH EXPERT'S PREDICTION.) i FINAL STAGES PROTRACTED. j Press Association—By Telcjraph—Copyright, j LONDON, November 9. I A high French military authority has) privately expressed a forecast of the prob- ■ able duration of tho war, piovided the! Germans do not commit any great tactical i .error. He divides tho war into sis periods—two arc past, one is p:e*nt, and three are to come. The first period was the advance into France through Belgium ; the second the | battle of tho Maine and the German retreat to the Aisne ; the third the | vtt the Aisne, developing into a battle for Calais; the fourth will be a Herman retreat, with a battle on the Mwc: the j fifth a further retreat, with a battle, on j tho Rhine; the sixth the march to Berlin, i The third peiicxl will be ended by the i Iwgijuiing of December; the fourth by April, 1915: tha fifth by February. 1916; j the sixth during 1917. I MOVEMENT OF TROOPS. IS CALAIS I'LAX ABANDONED? LONDON. November 9. It is report-'d from Amsterdam that j manr ttains are departing via Brussels and'.Louvain, carrying suns, infantry, ami, cavalry, the railway wagons bein- marked j "To Ru-sia.'' ' The German soldier? say that 'fighting ', on the Tier is now impossible, and they j are going to give the Russians a turn. ; HOW BELGIUM MIGHT lIKLP, HAD SHE THE POWER. j AMSTERDAM, November 9. i The 'Vaterland states that all tho em-! ployeea on the Belgian railways have ! planned a strike in order to udd to the difficulties of the Germans. EFFICIENCY IN DETAIL*. LONDON. November 9. An American correspondent, describing the working quarters of a German genera! commanding, says. "No matter how fast or how far away lie move.--, completely equipped telegraph offices are ready for i any commander five minutes_ after his | headquarters have been established." j
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ITS PROBABLE DURATION., Evening Star, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914