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By Dick Richardson, Professor Glyn A Stone, Glyn Stone

The turning out to be importance of foreign historical past and family members lately has been mirrored in a development of analysis and improvement of recent classes. This choice of essays specialize in 3 large topics: the League of countries and collective safety, difficulties in British overseas coverage, and European/International protection within the interwar years. The ebook, in reminiscence of Esmonde Robertson and George Grün, uncommon historians of the London university of Economics, comprises papers commissioned from one of the most ambitious names in overseas heritage.

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41 In the event, Treasury opposition abruptly halted the Foreign Office initiative. 42 The CRISIS OF BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY MANAGEMENT 17 Foreign Office had to be content with a private interview with Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England. As an intensely secretive man, and head of what was formally a private institution under the gold standard, Norman’s views were predictable. He charged that the French had thrown their weight around quite improperly in order to obtain control of certain recent loans, and he regretted the necessity of Britain’s stamp duty on bearer bonds which undoubtedly handicapped British lending institutions.

Carr of the Foreign Office, the Treasury went to ‘absurd lengths’ to safeguard the independence of the CRISIS OF BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY MANAGEMENT 19 Bank of England. 53 In the autumn of 1930 another source of friction between the Foreign Office and the Treasury occurred over the question of compensation for British holders of depreciated wartime franc loans. 57 Worsening British payments problems rather than a willingness to fuse the economic and political dimension of foreign policy had brought the Treasury to accept this further intervention into private sector affairs.

57 Worsening British payments problems rather than a willingness to fuse the economic and political dimension of foreign policy had brought the Treasury to accept this further intervention into private sector affairs. 58 One reason why the Bank prevailed was that Treasury knights as well as central bankers regarded foreign lending controls as at best a regrettable departure from the still valid principle of free trade in capital. 59 By this time the Foreign Office had come into conflict with the Board of Trade and Dominions Office over commercial policy.

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