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End of the Affair: The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, 1939-1940
End of the Affair: The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, 1939-1940
By Eleanor M. Gates
University of California Press, 1981, 630 pp
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A careful examination of the gradual process by which a never untroubled alliance finally collapsed under the blows of the Nazi conquest and the attendant upheavals in France. An ever-fascinating story, based on some new material, and written with an impartiality that time and distance can afford.