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[Comment] Offline: 13/11—The flames of war

It’s likely there will be many accusations of failure in the wake of the appalling terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Failures of intelligence. Failures to take the threat of attack seriously, especially following the murders at Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in January. But one aspect of the events that took place on the evening of 13/11 was certainly not a failure—namely, the response of France’s emergency, and specifically medical emergency, services. French health workers deserve international tributes for their professionalism in the face of such harrowing circumstances.