1 SEPTEMBER 1917, Page 1


SIR DOUGLAS EfAIG has no luck in the weather. In Flanders, as on the Somme last autumn, his operations have been sorely hindered by heavy and continuous rain, turning the shell-torn ground into a quagmire through which our infantry can barely wade. Our guns and tanks cannot move, the observing officers, like the Grand Fleet at Jutland, complain of low visibility, and the airmen, though they have braved the storms which the enemy will not face, have been much hampered in their work. Ono fine day last week our airmen destroyed twelve enemy machines, losing only two of their own. Since then the bad weather has been against them.