The Life of Granville George Leveson Gower Volume 2; Second Earl Granville, K. G., 1815-1891

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...in order to see whether these proceedings, painful to me and condemned by you, may not lead to a peaceful settlement of the question. 'Yours sincerely, 'Granville.' It was at this critical moment that the French fleet was definitely directed to refrain from taking a part in material action. 'The Sultan and ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...in order to see whether these proceedings, painful to me and condemned by you, may not lead to a peaceful settlement of the question. 'Yours sincerely, 'Granville.' It was at this critical moment that the French fleet was definitely directed to refrain from taking a part in material action. 'The Sultan and Freycinet,' Lord Granville wrote to Lord Dufferin, 'are very much on a level as to the pleasure of dealing with them.'1 But while the Sultan and the French Prime Minister were still temporising, the situation at Alexandria had become an impossible one; and on July 11 the fortifications were bombarded by the British fleet. 'It is well for a country whose strength is maritime,' Lord Granville wrote to Lord Ampthill, 'that naval demonstrations should not be thought to be absolutely without a sting. I am as decided as ever against a dual armed and political intervention of the English and French. One great objection is, that if you differ you must come to a deadlock.'2 A fire followed the bombardment, and was itself followed by the attack of a plundering mob, which destroyed a large portion of the town. The condition of anarchy, which Lord Granville had originally intimated would alone justify an armed intervention by Great Britain, now existed. The Suez Canal, in the opinion of the British Government, was also in danger, and Lord Granville proposed to the French Government, apart from any other question, to concert 1 Lord Granville to Lord Dufferin, July 7, 1882. 1 Lord Granville to Lord Ampthill, July 12, 1882. measures at once in order to protect it; the details to be left to the decision of the Conference. This proposal was accepted by M. de Freycinet. Meanwhile, Count Corti, the Italian Ambassador, anxious by some striking proposal to restore the popular...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150727085
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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