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THE SEOOND YEAR OF THE WAR 23
be obtained against the Russians with
their ample forces set in motion towards
the East and backed by ample reserves E
· in the depots behind.
TEUTONIO MISOALCULATION.
In the first cf these surmises they
were justified. In the second they were .
not. They had indeed, as we have seen,
successfully held the Italian and the i
à French fronts. But they had used up
I great masses of men in the attempt r
to compel Russia to a separate peace, and l
E they found themselves in this month of
l October, 1915, with their advance at an
end and a separate peace with Russia
no nearer than before. VVhat was to be l
their future policy? By what efforts l
could they now postpone or anticipate
the inevitable growth of the Allies’ power
of munitionment, the slower rate of which l
had alone given them in the particular {
case of Russia their recent opportunities ? [
E ENEMY MAN-POVVER. ä
In order to answer this question we I
l must appreciate how the Central Powers 1
stood for men. We can test this point
[ by what we now know of the German
i 1