FRANCE: End of an Entente

The Battle of Oran last week terminated an era in Anglo-French relations: that of the Entente Cordiale. The Entente, born in 1904 and practically the only political monument to fun-loving, Francophile Edward VII, was only a general understanding primarily concerning African colonial matters. By 1907 it had blossomed into the Triple Entente of Great Britain, France and Russia, and bore its outstanding fruit in lining up the Allies against the central continental power of Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. In the 20 years after 1919 the Entente was frequently strained: when Britain refused to consider Germany's occupation of...

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