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Reparation in World Politics: France and European Economic Diplomacy, 1916-1923
Reparation in World Politics: France and European Economic Diplomacy, 1916-1923
By Marc Trachtenberg
Columbia University Press, 1980, 423 pp
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An analysis, based on extensive archival research, of French policy toward Germany during and after World War I. The author propounds-convincingly-a novel interpretation: the French sought economic collaboration with Germany; then, when frustrated, embarked on the Ruhr occupation, without clarity of plan or purpose. A monograph of some importance and timeliness.