General Introduction: Robert Tombs Part I - The First World War Introduction: Gary Sheffield 1. Why Allies: Necessity or Folly? John Keiger 2. Sacrifice and Slaughter: Two Armies, Two Wars? William Philpott 3. The Push to Victory, 1918: The Allied Contributions, Elizabeth Greenhalgh Part II - The Second World War Introduction: Emile Chabal and Akhila Yechury 4. 1940: The French Army and the BEF, Martin Alexander 5. The British, the Free French, and Resistance, Sebastien Albertelli 6. Liberation: The British Contribution, Olivier Wieviorka Part III - Remembering and Forgetting Introduction: Philip Bell 7. The First World War, Jay Winter 8. The Second World War, Robert Frank 9. An Overview, David Reynolds Index
Brings together a range of contributions from experts in the field to offer a fascinating insight into the national memory of key insights in Franco-British relations. Discusses how the two countries tend to forget what they owe to each other, and how they have a distorted view of history which still colours and prejudices their relationship today.
This collection examines relations between France and Britain, in particular their conflicting memories of key episodes in their recent past.