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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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KAISER MAY FALL WHERE BONAPARTE FELL,
ON SAME DATE 102 YEARS LATER
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Present battle lines in France and Belgium, showing how the British
are driving the Germans toward Waterloo. The dent forced in the Ger-
man line between Soissons and Rheims by French advance is also -shown.
London, April 20. Wilhelm Hohen
zollern may fall where Bonaparte fell
at Waterloo. And on the same
date, 102 years later.
Strategists figure that at their
present rate of progress the French,
British and Belgians will have -forced
the Germans to Waterloo by June 18,
anniversary of the famous battle.
The "Hindenburg line" already is
considered broken by the British ad
vance at Lens and the Franco-British
assault on St Quentin.
The Belgians have pushed forward
at Dixmude and the French have
driven a great dent into the German
front between Soissons and Rheims.
From Lens to Waterfoo is 70 miles.
At the rate of the "pasj: few weeks
the Germans in their retirement
would Just about reach that position
by mid-June. ' v
Should they stand at Waterloo and
be defeated they would have to evac
uate all the Belgian coast Brussels
and Antwerp also would be unten
able. That is why a German defeat at
Waterloo would end the kaiser's
dream of reaching the English
channel, just as the defeat of Bona
parte by the British and Germans in
1815 ended the great Frenchman's
dream of world empire.
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SATURDAY
Dr. M. P. Gethner lectures on "The
Human Body and Its Functions," at
Workers' inst, 1006 S. Ashland blvd.,
8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY
Regular meeting Typographical
Union No. 16, Hodcarriers' hall, Har
rison and Green, 2 j?. m.
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