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Synopsis for JW3 Morning course, Thurs 4th February

'That Sweet Enemy, France'


British feelings during The Napoleonic Wars

1815-1848

Russia - a common Anglo-French enemy

Crimean War 1853-56

Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71: Britain's lack of a stand

Entente Cordiale, 1904: What it said and didn't say

Allies in two World Wars - often uneasy allies

Mers-el-Kebir 1940: Sinking by Britain of the French Fleet

Final words (until later in the course we reach The EU)


Books referred to and not previously mentioned


England's Last War Against France by Colin Smith

Redcoats, a magazine format publication by Key Publishing. (The chapter re the origins of the Crimean War)




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