1 SEPTEMBER 1917, Page 22


Isaias is thu column does not necessarily preclude sulaspient rennue.1 A meat instructive German official Report on the defence of Cionuneemet on July let, 1916, when the bat tie of the Somme began, is printed in the August haul of the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, It is the war diary of the 55th Reserve

Infantry Regiment of the Guard Reserve Division, with the comments of the commander, General von Saisskind. The Guards held the position, an we know, but lost almost a third of their number in casualties. One of the trench maps appended to the diary *hews the exact results of our bombardment, which flattened most, tut unhappily not quite all, of the enemy's main defences.