British Troops Now Hold 100 Miles at the Front (22 August 1915)

By late August, the Waterloo Chronicle was pleased to announce that the British army, including units from the Dominion of Canada, maintained 800,000 soldiers on active duty in France, which was enough men to defend 100 miles of the western front line. Not only that, but training programs had improved to a point where new trainees were of sufficient quality to be useful in the trenches immediately upon their arrival on the continent. This news surely elicited pride in many local readers with family members in the service.

Waterloo Chronicle, August 22, 1915.


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