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t, I 3 A German raid 'upon one of the three pUmall adjaeenu neutrals has been suggested | as likely on account of a desire to seize their jpstoras of food. Switzerland in that respect if offers a much less attractive prospect than lioliand or Denmark. And of the latter, Holland again would be the more difficult "'to seize than Denmark. The Dutch Army i8 powerful, it has been assiduously trainl, f and the country possesses not only the ij spirit that cut the dykes in the Middle Ages, but the means to do so, in which the hooding the Yser plain could be repeated Upon a far greater scale in an equally brief epace of time. And there is nothing gainst {which the Modern army is so helpless as an inundation. Holland ;s a country W;i('l'e )tbe canal and ditch are as frequent aB 11 e ?hedges in Britain, and the Dutch would not ? hesitate to &aeritic6 their country to pre-' .rYe it from the horror" that they have L>itnessed at their \ery doors. Denmark, on the? other hand, is a t-!ch | ftbut far weaker country, with no natural ur artificial difficulties to impede an invasion, 1 .?nd all the islands open to a German mc' sion. Of the three neutral Stat.s indicatd, .Denmark appears in the greater peril; but l? scepticism may be expressed as to such a ?German scheme, ?for the many serious and f solid disadvantages that would be incurred by the Germans as an offset to a very tern- Porsrv and partial relief of the-acute suffer- ?ngs of an underfed population. German ? Ldistre?ss be7voij d a ir-?lulation. G?riiiai,, ?istre? is beyond all doubt exceedingly Peevere, and even if not decisive, it beyond fP-H doubt weakens appreciably the German pacity of resistance. The soldier in the [ trenches is little encouraged to stand up to r.'ihis own bitter ordeal with the knowledge "thát at home his family is in a condition of emi-starvatioll. I

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