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Chronology of the War. Vol. IL, 1916-17. (Constable. Is. 6d.

net.)—The second part of this valuable handbook, " issued under the auspices of the Ministry of Information," is very welcome. It gives for each year a table of contemporaneous events arranged under six heads—for the three European fronts, the Asiatic and Egyptian fronts, naval and overseas operations, and the political sphere. A summary of events comes next, followed by explan- atory notes in an appendix and by a good index. The compilers have evidently taken great pains with their work. We need hardly say that the handbook is indispensable to any serious student of the world war, for it is impossible to remember the order of events in so many different scenes of war. A third volume will complete the chronology, in -which the late Ministry of Information will have an enduring monument.