Foreign News: In Syria

En route to France aboard the little steamship Sphynx, General Maurice Sarrail, the recalled French High Commander to Syria (TIME, Nov. 9), employed a graceful and evasive "formula" for sidestepping ail questions regarding his much criticized bombardment of Damascus. Said he to correspondents who boarded the Sphynx at Alexandria, "Surely you need not question me, gentlemen. Let the Sphynx answer. Look around the boat and you will find many sources of truth."

A speedily discovered "source" proved to be the official report of General Gamelin, successor to General Sarrail until the new...

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