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on the confidential communications made to him, in the words

"lack of foresight, discord, and stoicism." Generals and Admirals maintained a miserable and relentless strife up to the very day of the capitulation, withholding assistance, and "each endeavouring rather to secure the failure of the opera- tions of the other than to fight the enemy." No criticism of Russian inefficiency one quarter so damaging as that of these French journalists has appeared in the British Press.