The Paris Embassy: British Ambassadors and Anglo-French Relations 1944-79

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

EditorRogelia Pastor-Castro, John W. Young

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Few themes in post-war British foreign policy feature more prominently than relations with the European Union, which themselves have been shaped, to a large extent, by relations with France. Yet, most accounts of bilateral relations between these two countries focus either on background factors to the relationship, or else on contacts at the highest level, between presidents and prime ministers. It is easy to overlook the importance of the resident embassy as the institution that handles day-to-day contacts between them. This collection of essays charts and analyses the activities of British Ambassadors in Paris, from the Second World War to the advent of Margaret Thatcher's government. It combines an examination of policy with a consideration of the role of individual envoys and provides a case study of the significance of the permanent mission to modern diplomatic practice.

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Few themes in post-war British foreign policy feature more prominently than relations with the European Union, which themselves have been shaped, to a large extent, by relations with France. Yet, most accounts of bilateral relations between these two countries focus either on background factors to the relationship, or else on contacts ...

Rogelia Pastor-Castro is Lecturer in International History at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Her main area of expertise is Anglo-French relations since 1945, with particular focus on European security and integration. She has written on diplomacy and French foreign policy and has published on the European Defence Community. John W...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 10.65 × 5.68 × 0.64 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023030155X

ISBN - 13:9780230301559

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Table of Contents

Introduction; John W. Young
1. Alfred Duff Cooper, 1944-47; Edward Hampshire
2. Oliver Harvey, 1948-54; Rogelia Pastor-Castro
3. Gladwyn Jebb, 1954-60; Christopher Goldsmith
4. Pierson Dixon, 1960-65; James Ellison
5. Patrick Reilly, 1965-68; Helen Parr
6. Christopher Soames, 1968-72; Daniel Furby & N. Piers Ludlow
7. Edward Tomkins, 1972-75; Alastair Noble
8. Nicholas Henderson, 1975-79; Isabelle Tombs
Conclusion; John W. Young
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