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(Received April 15, 10.30 a.m.) (Official.) LONDON, April 14. .General .Pad and other members of the French Mission, who recently returned from New Zealand, were entertained at dinner by Mr Massey and his staff, who in the meantime were the only members of the New Zealand delegation in Paris. General Pau referred to the generous reception of the Mission in ihe Dominion, and the pleasure derived from the rare natural features of New. Zealand, the study of the notable developments of the country, and the happy treatment of the Native race. He eulogised the courage and fighting, capacity, and discipline of New Zealand soldiers on the battlefields of France, where common sacrifice and co-operation had brought the two countries closer together. T , Mr Massey_said that New Zealand had watcJ__l_Pvith keen interest and practical slifpathy the terrible ordeal thrust on France, which had emerged with triumph. He hoped France and Britain would be allies for all time, and that a worthy peace would be secured, Germany be compelled to pay, the perpetrators of the crime adequately punished, and a stern face set against Bolshevism.

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FRENCH MISSION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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FRENCH MISSION Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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