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Paris 1918: The War Diary of the British Ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby

David Dutton

Abstract

The diary of the seventeenth Earl of Derby, once thought to have been lost, provides a detailed and important account of the last months of the First World War as seen through the eyes of the British Ambassador in Paris. Derby was in many ways an unlikely choice as ambassador. He was not a diplomat and could not, on his arrival, speak French. Derby's appointment owed much to Lloyd George's determination to remove him from his previous post as Secretary of State for War. But, after a somewhat uncertain start, he proved to be a very successful ambassador, upon whom successive Foreign Secretaries ... More

Keywords: Lloyd George, Arthur Balfour, Lord Curzon, hospitality, British–French relations, French politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235170
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313707

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Dutton, editor

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