Anglo-French Defence Relations Between the Warsby M. Alexander, W. Philpott
Pub. Date: 01/18/2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
This collection of essays reviews the politico-military relationship between Britain and France between the two World Wars. As well as examining the relationship between the two nations' armed services, the book's contributors also analyse key themes in Anglo-French inter-war defence politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial defence - and joint military, political and economic preparations for a second world war.
Table of ContentsPreface; P.Bell Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction: Choppy Channel Waters: The Crests and Troughs of Anglo-French Defence Relations Between the Wars; M.S.Alexander & W.J.Philpott Growing Respect: The Royal Navy and the Marine Nationale, 1918-39; A.Clayton An Argument Without End: Britain, France and the Disarmament Process, 1925-34; A.Webster Britain, France and the Emerging Italian Threat, 1935-38; R.M.Salerno France, Britain and the Making of the Anglo-French Alliance, 1938-9; T.Imlay Intelligence in Anglo-French Relations Before the Outbreak of the Second World War; P.Jackson & J.A.Maiolo Imperial Defence or Diversionary Attack? Anglo-French Strategic Planning in the Near East 1936-40; M.Thomas Preparing to Feed Mars: Anglo-French Economic Coordination and the Coming of War, 1937-40; M.S.Alexander The Benefit of Experience? The Supreme War Council and the Higher Management of Coalition War, 1939-40; W.J.Philpott Index
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