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French foreign and defence policy, 1918-1940 : the decline and fall of a great power

Author: Robert W D Boyce
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Routledge studies in modern European history, 2
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The sudden and wholly unexpected fall of France in 1940 was one of the most shocking events of modern times. So easily did German forces overrun the country that in retrospect it seemed almost self-evident that France was feeble or incompetently led or both."

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Military history
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W D Boyce
ISBN: 0415150396 9780415150392 9780203979228 0203979222
OCLC Number: 37705236
Description: x, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: France at the Paris Peace Conference: addressing the dilemmas of security / David Stevenson --
France and the politics of steel, from the Treaty of Versailles to the International Steel Entente, 1919-1926 / Jacques Bariéty --
Raymond Poincaré and the Ruhr crisis / John F.V. Keiger --
Economics and Franco-Belgian relations in the inter-war period / Eric Bussière --
Reparations and war debts: the restoration of French financial power, 1919-1929 / Denise Artuad --
Business as usual: the limits of French economic diplomacy, 1926-1933 / Robert Boyce --
René Massigli and Germany, 1919-1938 / Raphäelle Ulrich --
Franco-Italian relations in flux, 1918-1940 / Pierre Guillen --
In defense of the Maginot Line: security policy, domestic politics and the economic depression in France / Martin S. Alexander --
A douce and dextrous persuasion: French propaganda and Franco-American relations in the 1930s / Robert J. Young --
Daladier, Bonnet and the decision-making process during the Munich crisis, 1938 / Yvon Lacaze --
Intelligence and the end of appeasement / Peter Jackson --
France and the phoney war, 1939-1940 / Talbot Imlay.
Series Title: Routledge studies in modern European history, 2
Responsibility: edited by Robert Boyce.
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With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this book examines France's strategies for protection against Germany and appeasement during this period, and places interwar relations in a  Read more...


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