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Mesopotamia Commission report published; responsibility for failures and mistakes of campaign allotted in order of blame to Sir John Nixon, Lord Hardinge, Sir Beauchamp Duff, Sir Edmund Barrow, Mr. Austen Chamberlain, and the War Committee of the Asquith Cabinet; the Vincent-Bingley report on failure of the medical service also published. German counter-attack near Fontaine, south of the Scarpe, defeated.