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Histoire De France Et D'angleterre
Histoire De France Et D'angleterre
By Jean Albert-Sorel
Éditions Françaises d'Amsterdam, 1950, 569 pp

A lengthy and methodical study of Franco-British relations from early times, tracing the development of the rivalry between the two nations and the manner in which enmity ultimately gave way to entente and alliance. The author's theme: "Their rapprochement, then, did not originate in a reversal of their policies. Quite to the contrary, the dominating factor in the history of Franco-English relations is that the same profound causes which for so long placed France and England in opposition have become those which have finally brought them together."