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Sir Austen Chamberlain, the Marquess of Crewe and Anglo-French Relations, 1924–1928

Johnson, Gaynor L (2011) Sir Austen Chamberlain, the Marquess of Crewe and Anglo-French Relations, 1924–1928. Contemporary British History, 25 (1). pp. 49-64. ISSN 1743-7997. (doi:10.1080/13619462.2011.546100) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

During the mid-1920s, Britain's relationship with France was of crucial importance to understanding the entire rationale behind British policy towards European diplomacy. This article is concerned with the dynamics of the relationship between the francophile British Foreign Secretary, Sir Austen Chamberlain and Britain's ambassador to Paris, the Marquess of Crewe. Both men remained in post for sufficient time to influence the tone as well as the direction of Anglo-French relations, and yet in the case of Crewe, nothing to date has been written about his contribution to international diplomacy. This article argues that many of Chamberlain's ideas about Anglo-French relations were shaped by the ideas and influence of Crewe, especially on issues concerning French security and disarmament policy. Focus is placed on the later stages of the Ruhr crisis, the implementation of the Geneva Protocol, the Treaty of Locarno and the origins of the Kellogg–Briand Pact.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13619462.2011.546100
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 32127;
Uncontrolled keywords: European Security, Anglo-French Relations, Diplomacy, Foreign Office, League of Nations, Treaty of Locarno
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40730 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Johnson, Gaynor L: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3364-6495
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