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By M. Alexander, W. Philpott

This selection of essays experiences the politico-military dating among Britain and France among the 2 global Wars. in addition to interpreting the connection among the 2 countries' armed companies, the book's participants additionally study key subject matters in Anglo-French inter-war safeguard politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial protection - and joint army, political and financial arrangements for a moment global battle.

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13. 14. also M. Trachtenberg review of this rich reappraisal of the form and consequences of the peace, Security Studies, 9 (2000), pp. 191–205; D. Stevenson, ‘France at the Paris Peace Conference: Addressing the Dilemmas of Security’, in R. ), French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918–1940: the Decline and Fall of a Great Power (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 10–29; D. R. Watson, ‘The Making of the Treaty of Versailles’, in Waites, Troubled Neighbours, pp. 67–99. W. R. Keylor, ‘France’s Futile Quest for American Military Protection, 1919–22’, in M.

142–57; S. W. Roskill, Naval Policy Between the Wars. I: The Period of Anglo-American Antagonism, 1919–1929 (London: Collins, 1968). 59. See the chapters by J. Bariéty, E. Bussière, D. Artaud and R. ), French Foreign and Defence Policy, pp. 30–48, 71–88, 89–106 and 107–131 respectively. 60. See G. Stone, ‘Britain, France and the Spanish problem, 1936–39’, in Richardson and Stone (eds), Decisions and Diplomacy, pp. 129–52; idem, ‘The European Great Powers and the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939’, in R.

At the outset the French prime minister, Briand, had realistically accepted the 175,000 figure, but strong public and naval objection, the latter led by Admiral de Bon, led to a demand for a tonnage of 350,000, or ten ships, as a matter of national prestige. The fact that a capital-ship construction programme, with four keels already laid, had just been cancelled was conveniently forgotten. 5 The low watermark of the conference was however reached later when the French contemptuously rejected an offer by Britain to scrap its entire submarine fleet, including many modern boats, if other countries would do the same.

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