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Foch Versus Clemenceau: France and German Dismemberment, 1918-1919

King, Jere Clemens

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ISBN 10: 0674307003 / ISBN 13: 9780674307001
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1960
Condition: good, ex-lib.
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20 cm, 137, footnotes, bibliographical note, index, pencil underlining to several pages, usual library markings. Bookseller Inventory # 29324

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Title: Foch Versus Clemenceau: France and German ...

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1960

Book Condition: good, ex-lib.

Edition: First? Edition. First? Printing.

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When, at the end of the First World War, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, soldier and popular hero, assumed the role of self-appointed peacemaker, he proved himself a source of embarrassment and irritation. Challenging Georges Clemenceau's right to negotiate the peace settlement, Foch attempted to arrange a peace which, according to him, would provide France with security, but which, according to his civilian superior, would have lost France's urgently needed allies.

French internal conflict in civil-military relations during the Versailles Peace Conference was thus primarily between Clemenceau and Foch, both inspired by the most patriotic of motives.

Foch versus Clemenceau gives a vivid account of the diplomatic maneuvers among France, its allies, and Germany during the period of the Conference. It sketches the Rhineland separatist movement in 1919--with Dorten's abortive, even amusing putsch, the Palatine-Rhineland Rebellion--as incidental background to the momentous struggle between Foch and his field commanders on the one hand and the President of the Council, Clemenceau, on the other over their differing conceptions of a realizable peace which could guarantee France's security.

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