14 NOVEMBER 1914, Page 15


[To Tar EDITOR or Tar " SricTrTos."] SIR,—In your issue of October 31st Mr. Borrer expresses his opinion that there are insuperable difficulties against an invasion of England by Germany, and he quotes an article which appeared in an old Navy League Annual. He says it would take two hundred and fifty transports to convey three army corps. Why he should quote theories when we have

practical demonstration it is difficult to understand. Canada sent thirty-five thousand men with five thousand horses and full complement of field artillery in thirty-two transports. The voyage took eighteen days. For a passage taking only thirty-six to forty-eight hours the men could be, and would be, packed close. Sixteen transports of the size of those which brought the Canadians would be sufficient for an army corps. In all probability there are sufficient steamers lying now at Hamburg and Bremerhaven to transport over two hundred thousand men with horses and field artillery. Whether Germany can spare the men is another question. Whether she would risk them if she could spare them is still another.—