5/5 Matthew Parris on valedictories which embarrassed ministers.
4/5 Despatches which changed the course of history.
3/5 In their valedictories, diplomats recount the hardships of foreign service.
2/5 How diplomacy requires an ambassador to see beyond the shortcomings of foreign hosts.
1/5 Valedictories in which retiring ambassadors poked fun at the nations where they had served