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THE WELSH OUTLOOK OCTOBER, 1918. The Editor does not necessarily identify himself with the opinions of contributors to "The Welsh Outlook." Editorial responsibility is limited to the views expressed in*the Notes of the Month." NOTES OF THE MONTH Great Events The stirring events of the past month on all Fronts have followed each other in rapid and bewildering succession. We now know that the enemy will be beaten and, moreover, the German people themselves are beginning, for the first time, to realise this truth. In the West, the St. Mihiel salient has been blotted out of existence by the rapid advance of our gallant Allies. American and French troops, attacking from the north and south, caught the enemy in the act of retreating and punished him severely, taking thousands of prisoners and a vast quantity of war material. The Canadians in the North, stormed the famous Wotan switch line, and threatened to outflank the main defences of the Hindenburg line. Douai, Cambrai, and St. Quentin are menaced, whilst General Mangin's troops are slowly working their way round the St. Gobain massif, and threatening the enemy's positions on the Chemin des Dames. We may be sure that Marshall Foch has some new enterprise in his mind, and before long we may see the launching of another surprise attack at some point between Rheims and the Swiss Frontier, which may hasten the enemy's retreat in the North. The Kaiser has ad- dressed his troops on this sector of the Front, and appears to be apprehensive that the Allies may strike a vigorous blow in the South. We are also informed that the City of Mulhausen has been evacuated by the civilian popula- tion. In this part of the line the French troops look down from the crests of the Vosges over the plain of Alsace, whilst the German trenches skirt the foot-hills on the eastern side. The French Command have an uninterrupted view of the plain. Beyond Mulhausen is the Rhine, only twenty miles away from the French lines, whilst still further eastwards the dark masses of the Black Forest fade away in the distance. On the right, the Swiss mountains with their snow-clad peaks look down upon the city of Basle. It is a glorious panorama, and we can imagine how a swift and bold attack launched through the gap of Belfort, between Thann and the Swiss Frontier, might succeed in reaching the Rhine, and turning the left flank of all the enemy's positions on this sector of the Front. A New While the activities on the Western Front Jerusalem have gradually slowed down as the Allied Armies approached the Hindenburg de- fences, news of magnificent successes daily arrive from the Eastern theatres of war. It is impossible to do justice to the achievements of General Allenby in Palestine. The defeat of the Turkish Armies is complete these armies no longer exist. Transport, guns, aeroplanes, war-like material of every description, together with more than twenty-five thousand prisoners have fallen into our hands. All the railway communications are now at our disposal, and there is nothing to prevent our troops from reaching Damascus, or even Aleppo, in the course of the next few weeks. We cannot help being thrilled when we consider the results of this glorious crusade. The holy places have been wrested once and for all from the tyranny of the lurk. What a vista of educational progress, of agricul- tural development, and, above all, of a spiritual revival opens up before us. The tribes of Israel may now return once more to their own country. A new era has dawned upon the world and the old home of Jewish culture, which has exerted so powerful an influence on the destinies of mankind, may once again become the centre of a revived nationalism, whose awakening will be felt in the remotest parts of the globe. Already the foundation stone of a Hebrew University on Mount Scopus has been laid. Dr. Weizmann, President of the English Zionist Federa- tion, was right when he said "A Hebrew University is no more a dream-it has becone a reality." There are