1914, 1915, Argonne, artillery, Belgium, British Army, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, British Expeditionary Force, Committee of Imperial Defence, France, Great Britain, Hill 60, House of Commons, Lloyd George, munitions, Shell Crisis of 1915, St Mihiel, Ypres
Extremely violent efforts by the Germans to retake Hill 60. The French line is slightly advanced in the St. Mihiel area. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, speaking in the debate on the output of munitions, says that the Committee of Imperial Defence has always proceeded upon the assumption that the Expeditionary Force would be six divisions. After eight months of war there are more than six times as many men out there. Taking the figure 20 as representing our output of artillery ammunition in September, the output in the succeeding months was:- October, 90; November, 90; December, 156; January 186; February, 256; and March, 388. The production of high explosives has been placed on a footing which relieves us of all anxiety.