4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 13

In the Dobrudja the position looks as if it were

going to turn out eminently unsatisfactory for the Germans. The Rumanians, with the Russian supports, have fallen back to the higher ground to the north—i.e., just below the point where the Danube, which has run parallel to the coast, turns and reaches the sea. Mackensen, who has pursued them, has now dug himself in opposite his antagonists, but—and this to our mind is a great sign of weakness —he has left a ten miles No-Man's-Land between the two lines of entrenchments. From this-it would appear that he does not wish to court an encounter.