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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE. ALBERT||jf SATUIiDAY. APRIL 27, 1918 VOLUME XL NUMBER 116 CRISIS IN IN FLANDER Serious Crisis In The Fight In France 'London Papers Emphasize Seriousness of Situation on Flanders Front MUST SEE THAT REINFORCEMENTS ARE FORTHCOMING London, April 27.-Commenting on tlie Flanders battle in ser-loua tone, the morning newspapers contend that the. situation imposes on Great Britain the'necesBity of,' putting forth the utmost effort, especially on furnishing more men to supply the waste in the ceaseless fighting. "Wo are faced with a crisis more perilous and momentous than any that has hitherto arisen, sven in this appalling war," writes the military correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. "Possession of the channel ports by the enemy would make our task on land and sea infinitely more intricate and costly." The Daily News in an editorial, says the situation has changed seriously for the worse as a result of the fighting of the last two days and that the German drive toward the channel is a matter of � concern. Nevertheless, it regards  the situation as in nowise yet, stabilized and says that if the Germans mean to break through they must do it quickly before Ameri-ran reinforcements finally tm-n the tide.. The effect of the capture j of ' Jlont K^inmel on the situation at Ypres la reviewed anxiously by i) some papers. The Daily Chronicle thinka that Ypres could be held despite the loss of Mont Kemmel but the tenure would be costly and precarious.. It hopfp that it �will be found possible to dislodge the enemy as at Villers-Breton-neux, (jtlierwise, it says, a further withdrawal of the Ypres line may be desirable. The Chronicle contends, however, that the present value of Ypres is only secondary. The Daily Mail says it would be folly to minimize the success The enemy has achieved and it the loss of Kemmel should prove permanent, the difficulty in holding Ypres would be increased materially. 11 concludes by urging the necessity of maintaiping the supply of men. Situation Serious 'Lond ago wlien they drove the Germans from Senecat WoiTd westward irom'<'astel. In connection with this two dc^ijls. pf heroism: have just been recorded. Lieut, pomerle, commanding a squad-of tanks, while adviancin^ saw one pt his chariots of assault suddenly halt. " iCOMTI�VBD OK FAOI |V 04 667?758? 47900869 83 ;