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Britain and the Geneva Disarmament Conference

A Study in International History

  • Carolyn J. Kitching

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 204-230

About this book

Introduction

In this fascinating study, Carolyn Kitching examines the role which Britain played at the Geneva Disarmament Conference, an event which marked a watershed in inter-war international relations. Failure to reach agreement in Geneva hastened the collapse of the Treaty of Versailles, and gave the green light for German re-armament. Britain was arguably the only Power capable of mediating between conflicting French and German demands over the Treaty's disarmament clauses, and this analysis reveals that the traditional interpretation of British policy at the conference needs to be drastically revised.

Keywords

Britain diplomacy event French German Germany Great Britain international relations interpret media play policy stage tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Carolyn J. Kitching
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230503601
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42857-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50360-1
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