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The Resource Paris 1918 : the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby, edited by David Dutton, (electronic resource)

Paris 1918 : the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby, edited by David Dutton, (electronic resource)

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Paris 1918 : the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby
Title
Paris 1918
Title remainder
the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Dutton
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Language
eng
Summary
The diary of the 17th 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. His 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, Arthur Balfour and Lord Curzon, relied heavily for their appreciation of the situation on the other side of the Channel. Derby took up his appointment at a crucial period of the war when military victory still seemed some way off. He became an assiduous collector of information which he dictated into his diary on a daily basis. Derby’s embassy became renowned for its lavish hospitality. But this was far from being self-indulgence, for he firmly believed that entertaining was the best way to win the confidence of his French associates and therefore to obtain information that would be of use in London. Derby’s diary provides important insights into the state of the war, the often strained relationship between Britain and France and the intrigues of French domestic politics.--
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1865-1948
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Derby, Edward George Villiers Stanley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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Dutton, David
Series statement
  • Liverpool historical studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
number 18
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  • Derby, Edward George Villiers Stanley
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Ambassadors
  • France
  • France
  • Great Britain
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Paris 1918 : the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby, edited by David Dutton, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781388006/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781388006
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780853235170
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)476209476
Label
Paris 1918 : the war diary of the British ambassador, the 17th Earl of Derby, edited by David Dutton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781388006/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781388006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780853235170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)476209476

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