Since the war began, Paris correspondents of U. S. newspapers have been predicting a big German offensive with agonizing regularity. This is not merely wishful thinking by writers weary of stretching a 50-word communique into a column, but is a reflection of the edginess of the average Frenchman, who thought a real war would end the war of nerves. Last week dispatches to the U. S. were again full of ominous signs: unusually large forces had been spotted across the Moselle from Luxembourg; a cold snap had frozen flooded areas in The Netherlands,...

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