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The assaults have been pressed on the Finnish left d

centre, but most fiercely in the Summa region. The vantage that the enemy possess is that they can call on ost inexhaustible numbers, whilst the Finns can have few serves. But to the available supplies of tanks and shells, not of men, there is a limit even for the Russians, and if e Finns can continue their splendid resistance a little nger there is hope that the assault will have spent itself and at they will have won their Verdun. Help is on its way the form of aeroplanes from this country, and British olunteers are to be allowed to join those who have already one from Sweden and elsewhere. But succour must be eedy. The Finns unaided could not carry on the unequal truggic indefinitely.