13 MAY 1916, Page 3

The news from the Western Front is exceedingly meagre, save

done from the Verdun sector. There throughout the week the Germans have been monotonously hammering at the gates of the unconquered and unconquerable forces of France. Attack and counter-attack have succeeded each other, but apparently with a great balance of loss against the Germans. Clearly the Germans have not abandoned the attack on Verdun, but are becoming more and more involved in the adventure which they so rashly undertook.