By M. Alexander, W. Philpott
This selection of essays experiences the politico-military courting among Britain and France among the 2 global Wars. in addition to studying the connection among the 2 countries' armed prone, the book's participants additionally research key topics in Anglo-French inter-war safeguard politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial security - and joint army, political and financial arrangements for a moment international conflict.
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Lelong (French military attaché, London), 8 November 1938, Papiers Daladier, 4DA8/3/b; also Ministre de la Défense Nationale et de la Guerre (Cabinet): CSDN Paper no. CU/1 for Daladier, ‘La puissance des forces armées franco-britanniques’, 22 November 1938, SHAT, 5N579/2. Cf. R. J. Young, In Command of France: French Foreign Policy and Military Planning, 1933–1939 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978), pp. 218–19. Excellent on the air war in 1940 is P. Facon, L’Armée de l’Air dans la tourmente: La bataille de France, 1939–1940 (Paris: Economica, 1997); see also J.
C. H. Medhurst, Deputy Director of Air Intelligence), PRO, AIR 40/186331/556/35. 37. ‘The role of the army in a major war’, sections 8–9, by Gen. H. L. Ismay, 13 July 1937, PRO, CAB 21/509, quoting the chiefs of staff from CID Paper CP 41 (37), para. 14. Cf. the secretary to the Cabinet and the CID to the prime minister, 18 months earlier: ‘Continental states are not satisﬁed that aircraft can defend them against invasion and still look on armies and fortiﬁcations as their mainstay. If we have no efﬁcient army they will feel that we do not mean business’, Hankey to Baldwin, 15 January 1936, PRO, CAB 21/434.
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. Petricioli and M. Guderzo (eds), A Missed Opportunity? 1922: the Reconstruction of Europe (Berne: Peter Lang, 1995), pp. 61–80; and ‘France and the Illusion of American Support, 1919–1940’, in J.
Anglo-French Defence Relations Between the Wars by M. Alexander, W. Philpott