§ 127. Mr. MACMASTER
asked whether our Armies at the front, and particularly in France, have an adequate supply of rapidly transferable trench shields, commonly called at the front "dog kennels," of such weight and dimensions that each may be carried and rapidly placed so as to afford protection to twelve men against rifle and machine gun-fire while our troops are consolidating their position in captured trenches?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The answer is in the negative. I understand that the opinion of the highest military authorities is unfavourable to these shields.