By M. Alexander, W. Philpott
This selection of essays stories the politico-military courting among Britain and France among the 2 international Wars. in addition to studying the connection among the 2 international locations' armed prone, the book's participants additionally examine key issues in Anglo-French inter-war defence politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial defence - and joint army, political and fiscal arrangements for a moment global conflict.
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At ship-ofﬁcer level there was also a ‘Grand Fleet snobbery’. The minority of ofﬁcers who had, as it happened, formed a wholesome respect for the French navy in the Dardanelles operations or in the Adriatic were nevertheless seen as having indulged in naval ‘sideshows’ – only American battleships had served with the Royal Navy in the North Sea, while the French capital ships had not. The economic climate of post-1918 Britain was one that called for drastic cuts in government spending. The High Seas Fleet having been scuttled, the Royal Navy was an obvious target for a huge scrapping programme.
To humiliate the Greeks two Italian battleships and six destroyers, with aircraft overhead, entered Phaleron Bay, near Athens; the Greek warships The Royal Navy and the Marine Nationale, 1918–39 35 in the bay had to ﬂy Italian colours and ﬁre a salute in respect. 21 As the decade wore on the common interests of Great Britain and France continued to draw the ships at sea together. 22 The Far East provided another example of local co-operation when in 1927 the safety of the large international communities living in Shanghai appeared threatened by increasing civil unrest and xenophobia.
Bemeke, G. D. Feldman and E. Glaser (eds), The Treaty of Versailles: a Reassessment after 75 Years (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998); 18 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars 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.
Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars by M. Alexander, W. Philpott