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With complete candour, Lord Curzon reminded M. Briand that after

the French entry into Frankfort M. Millerand had promised that in future France would not again act alone. Finally, surprise was expressed at the "unusual and apparently unfriendly tone" of the French Government's communication. "The British Government is loath to believe that such a tone is meant to convey unfriendly intentions." Meanwhile the Germans, in answer to the French demand that facilities should be given for the passage of French troops through Germany, said ti at Germany would abide by the decision of the Supreme Council. This was not only an obvious but a correct answer for Germany to make, as the Treaty of Versailles provides that the Upixr Silesian question shall be settled by Britain, France, and Italy.