FRANCE: Dislike the Treaty

The Deputies do not want the Washington Naval Agreement, now before the Chamber, and it seems likely that they will ask for amendments before they vote for ratification.

The press in particular shows a strong front against acceptance of the treaty as it stands :

Le Matin: "One hundred and seventy-five German submarines held in check the greatest naval coalition in history. How much would 175 submarines cost us? The same price as 6 battleships."

Pertinax in the Echo de Paris: " Without consulting us the representatives of England, America and Japan, sitting behind...

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