By Michael L. Dockrill
This booklet analyses British respectable reactions to the plain decline of France, politically, socially and economically, within the 3 years ahead of the outbreak of battle in Europe. The e-book is predicated on private and non-private archival resources and at the memoirs and biographies of top British figures and describes the British Government's efforts to deal with the determined strategic scenario created by means of its personal army weak spot and the malaise of the 3rd Republic, its personal power nice strength best friend in a conflict with the Axis powers.
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28 This was not much consolation to the French, but given the refusal of the French army chief of staff, General Maurice Gamelin, to take military action against Germany without general mobilisation, a sensitive issue on the eve of a French general election, Eden's initial assumption that France would not move turned out to be correct. However, the knowledge that the French army was unable to mount a swift response to Germany's action, and that Saurraut was opposed to military measures, did not deter Flandin from continuing his campaign to persuade Britain to adopt a more determined line.
101 He was also joint chairman, with the former French foreign minister Pierre-Etienne Flandin, of the Anglo-French parliamentary group, until Flandin was removed after he had publicly congratulated Hitler on the Munich settlement. ' 103 However, there were British residents in France who did not think that the average French person was capable of fulfilling the role which Francophiles like Spears believed to be essential if the entente was to become a central feature of the future European order.
30 The Rhineland Crisis 33 Evidently Vansittart was already working on a solution of this kind in mid-March, since, according to notes made by Samuel Hoare of a conversation with the permanent under-secretary on the 14th, the latter wanted Britain to give France a military guarantee as a safeguard in case Germany again broke an international treaty. ' Without some British gesture to uphold the Locarno Treaty, he too feared that Germany would succeed in driving a wedge between Britain and France.
British Establishment Perspectives on France, 1936–40 by Michael L. Dockrill