Book cover - Cross Channel Currents - Author Douglas Johnson, Richard Mayne & Robert Tombs

Cross Channel Currents

Author Douglas Johnson, Richard Mayne & Robert Tombs

  • Release Date: 2004-08-02
  • Genre: Political Science

Cross Channel Currents Summary


Cross Channel Currents - Cross Channel Currents explores the understandings and misunderstandings that make up the Entente Cordiale - the hundred-year relationship between Britain and France, as well as the everyday common interests and shared pleasures that give it substance.

Contributors include the late Roy Jenkins, in a witty and personal view of Winston Churchill's relationship with France; Pierre Messmer, a companion of Charles de Gaulle during World War II and later his prime minister; former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, who remembers the historic meeting of Edward Heath and Georges Pompidou; Hubert Vedrine, a former French foreign minister, on the difficulties of cross-Channel relations; and their successors Dominique de Villepin and Jack Straw.

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