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Evening: Paul Cambon

Posted on August 4th, 1914 by admin

Evening: Paul Cambon now knows Britain will support France. He asks Grey “How will you fight the war?”. “Will you send your Expeditionary Force?” Grey replies “No”. “We shall blockade the German ports. We have not yet considered sending a military force to the Continent”.
Cambon says public opinion will force Britain to intervene on the continent and to be effective it must be immediate.
He uses a map of French army deployment to show Grey the need for British forces on the left of the French, as agreed by the British and French General Staffs, if France is attacked through Belgium. He asks Grey to tell Asquith and the cabinet of these considerations.


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