24 APRIL 1915, Page 2

These words have set all the calculators at work. If

"out there" means Flanders. as we presume it does, and if we bass six times six divisions—i-e-, thirty-six—and if a division is twenty thousand men, our force on the western front would be something like seven hundred and twenty thousand men. Aa & matter of fact, however, a division all told does not reach twenty thousand, and therefore probably the actual numbers are not much more than six hundred thousand. Again, it ie possible that Mr. Lloyd George's figures include the troops in Egypt and those about to be employed in Turkey. In any ease, the figures are very satisfactory, and the Government and the War Office have every right to be proud of their achievement.