By M. Alexander, W. Philpott
This choice of essays stories the politico-military dating among Britain and France among the 2 international Wars. in addition to studying the connection among the 2 international locations' armed companies, the book's individuals additionally examine key subject matters in Anglo-French inter-war defence politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial defence - and joint army, political and monetary arrangements for a moment international warfare.
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Maurer (eds), The Washington Conference, 1921–22. Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability and the Road to Pearl Harbor (London: Frank Cass, 1994). See U. Bialer, The Shadow of the Bomber: the Fear of Air Attack and British Politics, 1932–1939 (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1980). Cabinet Conclusions, 7 November 1938, PRO, CAB 23/96/53(38). 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.
Further, and sharper, acrimony was to follow at the 1921–22 Washington Naval Conference. In Britain by this time, each armed service was appraising its most likely opponent. The army was equipping itself as a colonial army to oppose a Soviet incursion into India. The Royal Navy resented American strength but its more serious strategists were looking ahead to Japan. The newly formed Royal Air Force was, however, vociferously pointing with much exaggeration at France and her growing air force. 4 If this proved impossible, then French power should be checked by ensuring that Italy would form an effective counter-balance.
Mouré and M. S. Alexander (eds), Crisis and Renewal in France, 1918–1962 (New York: Berghahn, 2001), pp. 28–45. A. Sharp, ‘Anglo-French Relations from Versailles to Locarno, 1919–1925: the Quest for Security’, in Sharp and Stone, Anglo-French Relations, pp. 120–38. An important new book that presents fresh research on Locarno is G. ), Locarno Revisited: European Diplomacy, 1920–1929 (London: Frank Cass, 2002). See Bell, Entente and Estrangement, pp. 113–65; D. Johnson, ‘The Locarno Treaties’, in Waites, Troubled Neighbours, pp.