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Exchange Professor of Geography Discusses War Conditions on Arrival Here


"Germany will re-arm herself as much and as quickly as she can," sail Jules Blache, Exchange Professor from France, maitre de conferences a la Faculte des Letires, shortly after his arrival in Cambridge yesterday. "It is not a question of France's giving her consent or withholding it; the Germans, as soon as they have the money and the materials, will start to build up their armaments.

After the war," said the former French artilleryman. "The Germans had no machine guns or military airplanes, and it will be some time before they can restock their arsenals.

M. Blache admitted that the French feared the potential war strength of their eastern neighbors, since the Germans had greater manpower. He stated tat his countrymen were going to increase their fortifications gradually, although little work was being done at present due to the lack of money and because the present forts were not yet outmoded.

Concerning his lectures for the coming half-year, the French geographer said that the planned to give his classroom lectures in English, since he doubted the capacity of the general run of students to understand the technical French required for lectures on geography. His public afternoon lectures, which will be given weekly in the institute of Geographical Research, will, however, be given in French. His first lecture will be at 4.30, February 11 on "Les Origines de L'Agriculture Francaise."

Since his arrival in Cambridge, M. Blache has spent his time inspecting the college grounds and at the home of Harold S. Kemp. Instructor in Geography. He is living in the Scheduled Suite for Exchange Professor in Grays Hall.

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