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(Received May 8, 1.30 p.m.) LONDON, May. 5. . The "Daily Telegraph" is publishing extracts from Field-Marshal French's book on tlie war. Telling the story of the retreat after the disastrous stand of the Second Army at Le Cateaii, . Lord French writes: Although Marshal Joffre \va-s anxious to'take the offensive,.l insisted upon tlie necessity of a further retreat. ' . . At the discussion of commanders at. British Headquarters, General SmithDorrien expressed the opinion that the only course was to return £<>.. the..base, re-embark, and try to fend on some favourable poinb on the coast. • I refused, adds Lord French, to listen to what was equivalent to, a counsel' of despair. . .., .- ■■<

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FRENCH'S DISCLOSURES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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FRENCH'S DISCLOSURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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