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DAYS OF TOUCH-AND-GO.

GREAT CO-ORDINATION OF ALLIED STRATEGY. ILLUSTRATED BY MAP. THAT SUBMARINE INROAD ON DOYER. [By A. Spence.]

Submarine* and Dover form the piece-de-resistance to-day, but first a word on the maps. In accordance with the usual week-end practice, the most important news of the week, relating to the land war, has been sketched. This news was embodied in a French official bulletin telling of the days of “touch-and-go.” It is the only intelligence of any consequence which we have ever received from the French. The second map merely illustrates the race for the sea, and explains itself, but there is a decidedly interesting little patch in the first map. It will be remembered that in those dangerous times the British Army had retired from Mons in a succession of retreats until, early in September, they were nearly back on Paris. They were in the district Com-piegne-Senlis. It was in those days that Earl Kitchener had to go to France. Four - German armies—Von Kluek’s, Von Bulow’s, Duke of Wurtemberg’s. and the Grown Prince’s—were coming down on the Marne by concentric move. Suddenly Von Kluck was obliged to draw out ol the line and form, front to the west.

DOVER AND DANGER. Dover, which has 'been attacked by German submarines, is a breakwater harbor, with two entrances. The western entrance through the moles is 800 ft wide, and the eastern 600 ft. On one side of the bay there are moorings for between 30 and 40 silips of war. The attack, whatever it amounted i-o. was attempted at 4.50 a.m. on Thursday, in thick weather. That would be more than three hours before ennrise. made at high tide, and "a few currents interfered with the submarines' movements.” The Admiralty chart* indicate that the tide at the entrances is very strong, and the rise in spring tides is no less than 18fft. Submarine work is not easy. The best expert on, submarines in Great Britain (Admiral Bacon] has given aorae account of it : If you wish to appreciate some of the difficulties of submarines, you should sit down under a chart of the Channel suspended from the ceiling. Bunch a hole through it, and above the, hole place a piece of looking-glass inclined

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DAYS OF TOUCH-AND-GO., Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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DAYS OF TOUCH-AND-GO. Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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