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Anglo-French Relations Before the Second World War : Appeasement and Crisis - Richard Davis

Anglo-French Relations Before the Second World War

Appeasement and Crisis

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Published: 8th August 2001
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Despite their shared underlying interests, Britain and France, the only powers in a position to effectively meet the first overt challenges to the European order established after 1918, ignominiously failed in the management of the crises facing them in Ethiopia and the Rhineland. In this book the author attempts to understand the (mal)functioning of the Anglo-French relationship at this key juncture on the path to the second world war.

He writes well, and the book is short, crisp and efficient. H-France

Prefacep. vi
Introductionp. 1
The Anglo-French Community of Interestp. 3
The Ethiopian Crisisp. 25
The Ethiopian Test Casep. 27
Mussolini Decides on Warp. 43
First Attempts to 'Buy Off' Italyp. 51
The Double-Linep. 63
All Sanctions Short of Warp. 79
The Decisive Phasep. 94
The Collapse of the Hoare-laval Planp. 107
The Crisis Resolvedp. 115
The Rhineland Crisisp. 125
Britain, France and the German Problemp. 127
The Prelude to 7 Marchp. 137
Mutual Considerations and Doubtsp. 150
The Storm Breaksp. 159
Discussions and Bargainingp. 168
The Crisis Passes Byp. 178
Conclusionp. 185
The Failure of the Anglo-French Alliancep. 187
Notesp. 200
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780333949269
ISBN-10: 0333949269
Series: Studies in Military and Strategic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 8th August 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1