Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


It was ihe Third Fleet, comprising the oldest pro-Dreadnought battleships, cruisers, ana torpedo destroyers, which escorted the British Expeditionary Pbrce across the Channel -without the lots of a roan. The coming and going of that force was a wonderful piece of human machinery. Most of the units -went from Southampton. The dooks at that port were closed for a fortnight to mercantile traffic As is well known, the utmost secrecy was observed not only by the military authorities and the Press, but by the workmen and dock laborers and everyone else connected with the despatch and transport of the troops. Of course, everyone, in Southampton knew that troops were going abroad, but few could estimate how many, since practically all the movements took place at night. On one night, for instance, 105 trains with troops ana stores came* into Southampton docks between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., 60 coming from Alder shot alone. On one day in the height of the great exodus 60 troopships were counted in the Solent and in ■ Soothamfiton w,»Vw\

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

CROSSING THE CHANNEL, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

Word Count

CROSSING THE CHANNEL Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.