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. . : -'-' : '\^'-::'' , ''■'■'rJjmpOJk, May 6. •''. ■ Lord French's narrative of the Mqns retreat dwells on .the, difficulties with ! Lord 'Kitchenerj ; who;}' in Parjs piii 'the uniform.of .a Field-Slarshal, and f.-frpm the outset) assumed the air of !a i Commahder-in-Chief , annptsireingliis mr j ; tention of tajring -the,pmd.and:inspecting} ihe troop V.' v Lord, JFrerich says, that >;the British' Ambassador, at! Paris ? Vis- | count' Bertie, supported him iii pro--j testing against Lord-.Kitchener'sattji-and after- ah : : int«r,view,.- : in ■ which Sir John French;told Lord/-Kitehener that he would not tolerate interference with his executive command, they reached . 'an-:•"■ understaJiding. Lord Kitchener realised his mistake and left' Paris that nighte, Lord) French, emphasises undue: :interr ference by -the HoinV <3;Qvef,nment with a commander in ibhe field, and say!s that the utmost pressure,jyas, brought to .bear on him a~' stand, exposing the British'army to the greatest danger of annihilation. Lord Kitchener came to Paris with no other object than to insist on arresting' the retreat, 'fit was difficult to resist such pressure;" he says, "but fortunately 1 was able to do so." . j

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919

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FRENCH AND KITCHENER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919