This was the headline over a special cable despatch to the Globe from Frederick Palmer, “With the British Armies in the Field.”
General Sir Douglas Haig, described as “youthful, scholarly, athletic,” declared that
The tide has turned. Time has been with the allies from the first. It is only a question of more time till we win a decisive victory, which is the one sure way to bring peace in this as in other wars. Until this victory is won it ill becomes a British soldier in France to think of peace.
Meanwhile the Battle of the Somme thundered on. Said Haig (reassuringly?)
All quotations from The Globe (1844-1936). August 1, 1916. 1 Archive available from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.