The Daily Telegraph, April 22, 1915.
Lloyd George’s speech in the House of Commons:
“He astounded the House by saying that in a single fortnight of last month the British artillery fired more shells than during the whole continuance of the Boer War.”
N.B. || If in September the output (of artillery shells) was 20, in March it was 388, 19 times as much. [ARC-ARROW DOWN TO "In March,..."]
(And in September it was more than in August, and in August more than in July!)
Before the war, he said, it was reckoned that there would he six divisions on the continent. There are now 36 = 720,000 men.
[SEE ABOVE.] In March, the Defence of the Realm Act was passed “enabling [the government] to take over N.B. || any suitable engineering firms and turn them to producing shells.
“Munitions without end—such is the best formula for saving life and securing a speedy end to the war”....
Ibidem, April 23.
“Patriotic Pledge by Employers”:
I declare that, in giving employment after the war, I will give preference to those who have served in the army.
(The King and Ministers favour this).
Ibidem. Roosevelt’s book. America and the World War.
The author favours the rule: “speak softly, but carry a big stick” (he complains that people call him the “big stick”, but forget the beginning of his saying). (The example of Belgium.)
Favours the United States of America introducing national “military training” à la Switzerland or Australia....