Lord Robert Cecil reached a private agreement with the French Government for a mutual guarantee compact, calculated to end " the myth of French militarism."
France agreed to reduce her Army by 200,000 men if Great Britain and other Powers would come to her aid, if attacked, with the same number of troops.
The vital points of the new treaty, reached after three years of tedious negotiations, are as follows:
1) The three principal regional areas in Europe are designated.
2) In case of aggression, the power attacked will immediately notify the...