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Austen Chamberlain and British Policy towards France during the Locarno Era, 1924-1929

Johnson, Gaynor L. (2006) Austen Chamberlain and British Policy towards France during the Locarno Era, 1924-1929. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 17 (4). pp. 753-769. ISSN 0959-2296. E-ISSN 1557-301X. (doi:10.1080/09592290600943304) (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) (KAR id:54074)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09592290600943304
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 09:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54074 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Johnson, Gaynor L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3364-6495
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