27 MARCH 1915, Page 3

In an interview with a representative of the Haves Agency

Sir John French is reported to have said that the problem set by this war was a comparatively simple one ; it was "munitions, more munitions, always more munitions." He had felt for some time that the Germane were becoming more sparing of their shells. Moreover, their state of mind corre- sponded to the fact that their well-known plan for a lightning victory had collapsed. Probably the Germans were a long way from famine, but they were certainly hampered by economic difficulties. "I myself and all those here," said Sir John French in conclusion, "are convinced that definite victory awaits us."