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Britain and the Geneva Disarmament Conference

A Study in International History


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 1-6
  3. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 26-50
  4. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 51-65
  5. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 89-105
  6. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 106-129
  7. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 130-156
  8. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 157-174
  9. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 175-193
  10. Carolyn J. Kitching
    Pages 194-203
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 204-230

About this book


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

About the authors

CAROLYN KITCHING is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Teesside. Her publications include Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament, 1919-34 and A History of Disarmament and Arms Control.

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