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Austen Chamberlain and Britain's relationship with France, 1924-1929

Johnson, G 2006, 'Austen Chamberlain and Britain's relationship with France, 1924-1929' , Diplomacy & Statecraft, 17 (4) , pp. 753-769.

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    Abstract

    Several historians have suggested that Austen Chamberlain's Francophile tendencies during his period as foreign secretary between 1924 and 1929 were the defining features of his European diplomatic strategy. By examining four key events: the rejection of the Geneva Protocol, the conclusion of the Treaty of Locarno, the Anglo-French Compromise on disarmament and the negotiation of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, this article argues that Chamberlain's relationship with the French was not entirely harmonious. After the high point of Locarno, Britain's relations with France became increasingly tense because of Chamberlain's growing disillusionment with Briand's willingness to pursue a diplomatic agenda that did not have at its heart a reinvigorated Entente Cordiale.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Political history, world/international history
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
    Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DC France
    Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
    Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
    Memory, Text and Place
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Diplomacy & Statecraft
    Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 09592296
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 17:24
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1274

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