24 JANUARY 1931, Page 27

The rising generation, as their elders often forget, know little

about the late War. To them, therefore, we would com- mend Sir William Beach Thomas's Events of the Great War in Megsrs. Routledge's sixpenny series of Introductions." In eighty brief pages Sir William describes clearly the more notable episodes and gives an idea of the long trench warfare

in France. By not attempting too much he achieves success and will interest his readers. In the next edition some mis- prints should be amended. At Coronel we lost the 'Monmouth,' not the Leipsie ' (p. 21) and Zeebrugge was raided on St. George's Day, 1918, and not a year earlier (p. 33).