By M. Alexander, W. Philpott
This selection of essays stories the politico-military dating among Britain and France among the 2 global Wars. in addition to analyzing the connection among the 2 international locations' armed companies, the book's members additionally examine key issues in Anglo-French inter-war defence politics - disarmament, intelligence and imperial defence - and joint army, political and financial arrangements for a moment international struggle.
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Marder, From the Dardanelles to Oran: Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace, 1915–1940 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974), pp. 179–288. See I. Cowman, ‘Defence of the Malay Barrier? The Place of the Philippines in Admiralty Naval War Planning, 1925–1941’, War in History, 3 (1996), pp. 398–417; C. M. Bell, ‘“Our Most Exposed Outpost”: Hong Kong and British Far Eastern Strategy, 1921–1941’, Journal of Military History, 60 (1996), pp. 61–88; idem, The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy Between the Wars (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000); P.
I: Lightning Strikes Twice (London: Harper Collins, 2000) pp. 416–27; D. , pp. 460–78. In contrast, the wartime relations and linkages between Germany, Italy and Japan were always so unco-ordinated and so ﬂimsy that theirs was arguably never an ‘alliance’ at all. For a recent excoriation of the ‘lack of understanding of foreign countries or the practical aspects of coalition warfare’ by Hitler and his principal military advisors, see R. L. DiNardo and D. J. Hughes, ‘Germany and Coalition Warfare in the World Wars: a Comparative Study’, War in History, 8 (2001), pp.
After the collapse of France these emerged more openly. Darlan claimed to be the descendant of a sailor at Trafalgar, although it is more likely that he was descended from a sailor in the navy at the time but, as it happened, not at Trafalgar. Although his career was advanced by his relationship to Georges Leygues, his own ability would have secured him ﬂag rank. As a sailor he was a ‘guns’ admiral with, certainly until 1942, little faith in naval aviation. 26 The circle did not, however, include Admiral de Laborde, despite his overtly expressed anglophobe views which were to lead him to scuttle the French navy rather than attempt to join the Allies in 1942.
Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars by M. Alexander, W. Philpott