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Entente Cordiale? Franco-British relations in the 20th century

Professor Maurice Vaïsse, Sciences Po in Paris, will give a public lecture on Franco-British relations in the 20th century on Wednesday 5 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

A hundred years ago, France and Britain, ancient enemies and rivals for empire, reluctantly set aside their differences in the Entente Cordiale, in order to confront common dangers together. Since the second world war, the reluctant Franco-British friendship has been held together by new challenges.

Maurice Vaïsse is professor of the history of international relations at Sciences Po in Paris and former director of research at the Centre for Defence History at the French Ministry of Defence and the Fondation Charles-de-Gaulle.

Entente Cordiale? Franco-British relations in the 20th century is on Wednesday 5 May at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

27 April 2004

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