British Establishment Perspectives on France, 1936–40

  • Michael Dockrill

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

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    Pages 54-76
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    Pages 77-107
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    Pages 159-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-212

About this book


This book analyses British official reactions to the apparent decline of France, politically, socially and economically, in the three years before the outbreak of war in Europe. The book is based on public and private archival sources and on the memoirs and biographies of leading British figures and describes the British Government's efforts to cope with the desperate strategic situation created by its own military weakness and the malaise of the Third Republic, its own potential great power ally in a war with the Axis powers.


Britain Europe France Third Republic

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Dockrill
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27310-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27308-9
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