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ENTENTE CORDIAL

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The British Government is planning events to celebrate the the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordial. Now I know what what France has got out of it, just have a look at all the British Military Cemeteries in France.
What I would like to know just what have the British got out of this treaty.
May be some one out there has an idea they would like to share??????.

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#2 Post by BenChug »

Never heard of it Tabbers, but then again I was mostly uneducated until I moved here. Care to indulge?
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#3 Post by Tab »

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In 1904 Britain and France signed a Pact called Entente Cordial where they agreed to sort of bury the hatchet once and for all and co-operate in many matters that would affect both countries, one of the reasons we wound up in WW1.

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#4 Post by Sisyphus »

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You sneaky sod - so you knew the answer all along! :lol:

Well apart from saying we haven't had a war with our 'principal enemy' since! :-? Ignoring sheep, BSE, asylum seekers, etc.., of course! :o

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#5 Post by Tab »

Well the Queen bless her, seems to be having fun over there.

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#6 Post by may18 »

Ive been watching the coverage and reading the french press.

To be fair, i wish she was shown the respect in england that she is being shown in france.

I was not happy to see the government had given her a deeply political speech to make however. It flies in the face of tradition

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#7 Post by Seven »

I believe the British involvement in WW1 was actually caused by a treaty with Belgium. After the Belgian war for independence with Holland, the Belgians were afraid the Dutch might invade them again (this was back in 1839) and made an agreement with Britain that in case of invasion (not specifying by whom) the British would assist them. I'm not saying that without this treaty Britain would not have been involved, but than I don't think Britain would have stayed out of it without the Entente Cordial. What did Britain get out of it? It remained a major political and military power for another 50 years.
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