Lord Curzon and the Appointment of Lord D’Abernon as Ambassador to Berlin, 1920

Johnson, Gaynor L. (2004) Lord Curzon and the Appointment of Lord D’Abernon as Ambassador to Berlin, 1920. Journal of Contemporary History, 39 (1). pp. 57-70. ISSN 0022-0094. E-ISSN 1461-7250. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009404039884) (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

This article examines British policy towards Germany in the period between the end of the first world war and the resumption of full diplomatic relations between the two countries in June 1920. In particular, it concentrates on the relationship between the Foreign Office and the War Office in determining British policy and the pressures that were brought to bear on Lloyd George to comply with a common Allied policy towards the resumption of diplomatic relations with Germany. Far from rejecting the more open methods of conducting diplomacy that were favoured after the war, Lord Curzon was prepared to embrace them on occasion to further his own ends. The article also offers an insight into Foreign Office attitudes towards Lord D’Abernon as ambassador to Berlin. His unconventional background as well as his means of conducting diplomacy resulted in a tense relationship with the Foreign Office, which had a negative as well as a positive effect on British policy towards Germany in the early 1920s.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 11:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54077 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Johnson, Gaynor L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3364-6495
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