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THE SEOOND YEAR OF THE WAR G1
It is not an enviable 0118. It still admits
Hd of large reserves of me11 as drafts from
gw the categories Just enumorated, the con-
hè valescents, the German class 1918, part
ml of the Austro-Hungarian lclass 191El, and
Tic certain balances of the hitherto reyected
CSS 1n the classes ’16-and .’l7. But 1t has
Ed against 1t a numerical tide upon the side
Ch of the Allies Which .1s constantly rising,
he and a power. of munitionment U.p011 bhfälï
in part which 1S rising 1n even more rapid
l 6 prop0rt1o11.
ut
zy rm nnrnimrmms op rmruivrrn.
The third year of the war will be
x determined not by military factors--so
Q; far as these are concerned, the issue is
St now mathematically certain-but by poli-
aj tioal factors. _ A complete success depends
le upon the strict co-operation of the whole
FS Alhanee, and in particular upon a deter-
mination to exercise a true military execu-
ï tion against tl1e aggressors who, in their
6 original formidable superiority, believed
` themselves free to break every convention
of honour and tradition among (ihristian
Y men. If through a11y wealïness in cohe-
sion or in sternness of purpose tl1e end