1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed. - Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Book — 1 online resource (x, 296 pages) : map.
The decision to fortify north-eastern France has usually been considered a tragic mistake, an example of bad planning and missed opportunities. In this book, Judith M. Hughes provides a counter-argument, providing a convincing view of how France's military and political leaders tried to safeguard their nation, and why they failed. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
France at the Paris Peace Conference: addressing the dilemmas of security / David Stevenson
France and the politics of steel, from the Treaty of Versailles to the International Steel Entente, 1919-1926 / Jacques Bariéty
Raymond Poincaré and the Ruhr crisis / John F.V. Keiger
Economics and Franco-Belgian relations in the inter-war period / Eric Bussière
Reparations and war debts: the restoration of French financial power, 1919-1929 / Denise Artuad
Business as usual: the limits of French economic diplomacy, 1926-1933 / Robert Boyce
René Massigli and Germany, 1919-1938 / Raphäelle Ulrich
Franco-Italian relations in flux, 1918-1940 / Pierre Guillen
In defense of the Maginot Line: security policy, domestic politics and the economic depression in France / Martin S. Alexander
A douce and dextrous persuasion: French propaganda and Franco-American relations in the 1930s / Robert J. Young
Daladier, Bonnet and the decision-making process during the Munich crisis,
1938 / Yvon Lacaze
Intelligence and the end of appeasement / Peter Jackson
France and the phoney war, 1939-1940 / Talbot Imlay.
French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940 outlines France's strategies for protection and appeasement during this period and places interwar relations in a larger European context. This book examines: * relationships with key countries such as Italy and Russia * the significance of interwar France to 20th Century European integration * the historical context of the policies * the setbacks and defeats of the period and how they should be evaluated. (source: Nielsen Book Data)