21 SEPTEMBER 1912, Page 2

The Army manoeuvres in East Anglia came to an end

on Wednesday, a day within the limit allowed for them, because the two forces had come into such close contact that only real fighting could have decided the final issue. General Haig com- manded the invading army, whose objective was London. His plan was to draw an attack from General Grierson, who commanded the defenders, and to drive him towards Ely. According to the accounts of the conference or " pow-wow " held in the hall of Trinity College, Cambridge, after the manoeuvres, General Haig pointed out that his cavalry had successfully got round General Grierson's south flank. General Grierson said that he had expected that as the invaders were pressed for time their line of advance would have been more to the west than it actually was. He was, however, kept fully informed of their movements by his aeroplane scouts. He had succeeded in completely hiding his fourth division on he right or southern flank. This division

moved chiefly in the dark, and by daylight took cover when. ever the approach of an aeroplane was signalled.