Anglo-French Defence Relations Between the Wars by M. Alexander, W. Philpott

By M. Alexander, W. Philpott

This selection of essays reports the politico-military courting among Britain and France among the 2 global Wars. in addition to interpreting the connection among the 2 countries' armed providers, the book's participants additionally examine key subject matters in Anglo-French inter-war safety politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial security - and joint army, political and monetary arrangements for a moment international conflict.

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D. ’ Annual Reports of the Chiefs of Staff, 1926–1933: Appendix B to Brief no. 3 on Co-ordination of Defence for Ministers in the House of Commons defence debate, 9 March 1936, PRO, CAB 21/450. ‘Conversation with General Weygand on the disarmament situation in Germany – note by Colonel Heywood’, 15 March 1933, PRO, FO 371/16706/ C2627/245/18. See M. Vaïsse, Sécurité d’abord. La politique française en matière de désarmement, 9 décembre 1930 au 17 avril 1934 (Paris: Editions Redone, 1981). See R.

The secretary to the Cabinet and the CID to the prime minister, 18 months earlier: ‘Continental states are not satisfied that aircraft can defend them against invasion and still look on armies and fortifications as their mainstay. If we have no efficient army they will feel that we do not mean business’, Hankey to Baldwin, 15 January 1936, PRO, CAB 21/434. 38. See P. Fridenson and J. Lecuir, La France et la Grande-Bretagne faces aux problèmes aériens (1935-mai 1940) (Vincennes: Service Historique de l’Armée de l’Air, 1976), pp.

In 1926, however, the French threat’s incredibility, and a new squeeze on the defence budget, saw the 52 squadron scheme postponed to 1935–36. See Annual Reports of the Chiefs of Staff, 1926–33: Brief no. 3 for Ministers on the Co-ordination of Defence, House of Commons defence debate, 9 March 1936, Appendix B, Public Record Office, Kew (hereafter: PRO): CAB 21/450. 5. -H. Soutou, ‘L’impérialisme du pauvre: la politique économique du gouvernement français en Europe centrale et orientale de 1918 à 1929.

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