6 OCTOBER 1917, Page 1

General Sir William Robertson, who, like Lord Kitelle;wr, epeeist; but

seldom and measures his words very carefully, gave a notable little address last Saturday at Hampstead, when he opened a now hospital for the disabled. He contrasted the first battle of Ypres with the battle now proceeding, and declared that we now had the superiority in numbers and eluipment which the Gormand had three years ago. During this year, he said, we had taken more German prisoners than we had lost to them nines the war began, and wo had captured four times as many guns as they had taken

from us. "We now pC41813:1313,1 an army second to none, and no one knew that better than the enemy." His losses were heavy, and the gaps in his ranks had to be filled by boys. Our losses were lower than in 1915 or 1010. All our armieS were supremely confident of victory, and victory was ensured, provided that the eivillans at home continued to do their full share of the work. General Robert- son's sober and inspiring words will have their effebt.