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Les relations personnelles entre généraux français et britanniques entre 1904 et septembre 1914

Abstract : The interactions between the main actors in Franco-British relations form an important yet underappreciated dimension of the run-up to and outbreak of the Great War. This study mines memoirs and other archival sources to arrive at an understanding of the nature of the relations between Generals like Foch, Haig, Joffre, and French and how those relations shaped how both countries prepared and fought the war. Focusing on the period between the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904 and the Battle of the Marne in September 1914, it becomes clear that fairly friendly peacetime relations barely survived the test of battle. There were four main conditions that helped the alliance to be positive - mutual confidence, knowledge and appeal of the other’s culture and pre-war relation - while four factors put stress on the relations - distrust, cultural disparities, geopolitical divergences, and laguage problems.
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Léandre Ozouf. Les relations personnelles entre généraux français et britanniques entre 1904 et septembre 1914. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2020. ⟨dumas-02895773⟩

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