4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 13

We suspect that the enemy's troops are run off their

legs, and require to rest and refit quite as much as, if not more than, the Rumanians. But the Rumanians are in their own country, and this means that the process of rest and refitment can be much more easily accomplished. If, as we believe is going to happen, the Germans and Austrians have to sit down to trench warfare in the Carpathians and in the Dobrudja throughout the winter, the inter- vention of Rumania will have been fully justified. It will keep some half-a-million Germans, Austrians, Bulgarians, and Turks occupied who might have been doing far more mischief elsewhere.