Download PDF by A. Capet: Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale since 1904 (Studies

By A. Capet

ISBN-10: 0230009026

ISBN-13: 9780230009028

This assortment gathers some of the best-known names within the English-speaking international within the box of Anglo-French family members, offering an authoritative survey for complex undergraduate and postgraduate scholars learning diplomacy within the lengthy 20th century, beginning with the an important interval of the 1st international battle and finishing with the both advanced query of the second one Iraq warfare. The emphasis is on British perceptions of the Entente, an issue which has now not, before, bought the eye it merits.

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On Two Fronts (London: Heinemann, 1916). Allen, Warner. The Unbroken Line (London: Smith Elder, 1916). Atteridge, Hillard. Marshal Foch and his Theory of Modern Warfare (London: Skeffington, 1918). ) F. A Crusader of France (London: Melrose, 1916). John Ramsden 25 Bertrand, Adrien. The Victory of Lorraine (London: Nelson, 1918). E. To Verdun from the Somme (London: John Lane, 1917). Burke, Kathleen. The White Road to Verdun (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916). Campbell, Gerald. Verdun to the Vosges (London: Arnold, 1916).

And, though Mr. Gosse is courteous enough not to insist overmuch on this point, he hints clearly enough that it is the French public which has to make up for its sins of omission, while in England there is a real danger of excessive enthusiasm for the latest literary novelty from Paris. This carping reference to one-way cultural traffic, it should be recalled, was written when Scott Moncrieff had barely even begun his translation of Proust, the first volume of which appeared only in 1922 and sparked off another great wave of literary Francophilia among the British elite.

It was a critical time, with the French army still recovering from the prolonged ordeal of Verdun and the dangerous mutinies of 1917, and the British reeling after the massive losses at Passchendaele in August–September 1917. From the start, major differences emerged. Lloyd George was always an Easterner, the advocate of a more peripheral strategy, notably in the Balkans and in the war with the Turks. Clemenceau was always the supreme Westerner, anxious for the maximum of force to be brought to bear on the Western Front, along France’s eastern frontier, to protect the territorial base.

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