Foreign News: Almost Posthumous

All France mourned the death of General E. A. L. Buat, chief of the French General Staff, at Paris, following an operation for intestinal disorder.

He was to have been included in the French New Year's Honor list with an award of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. Upon hearing of the imminence of his death, President Millerand and Marshal Petain went to the hospital and pinned the insignia to his breast shortly before he expired.

Although he had falsely prophesied that the German invasion in 1914 would come through the Vosges,...

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