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A 10 THE SECOND YEAR OF THE WAR
eourse of the year. The tide in numbers
A had turned before the year was eoneluded,
and the Italians joining the Allies in the ;
month of June, 1915, aeeentuated this A
g new state of things. But its value whieh ,
had other things been equal might
have given us final sueeess before the elose
of that year, was modified by the inability
of one portion of the Allies in an isolated
and separate field, to keep up with the
rate of munitionment the new and un-
expected rate whieh modern war de-
manded.
Mrmmonsz A GERMAN oppomurirrr.
Though sueeess in the West might Qi
now be finally denied to the Central {
· Powers, the enormous diserepaney be-
tween the Germanie power of meehanieal g
produetion and that of Russia, gave an g
. opportunity for separate aetion towards
the East.
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Prussia, now in eontrol of all the l
forees of the Central Powers, was not `
, slow to seize that opportunity, and there ~,
followed the great drive through Poland r
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