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By David Dutton

The diary of the seventeenth Earl of Derby, as soon as idea to were misplaced, offers an in depth and significant account of the final months of the 1st global battle as obvious during the eyes of the British Ambassador in Paris. Derby used to be in lots of methods an not going selection as ambassador. He used to be now not a diplomat and will now not, on his arrival, converse French. His appointment owed a lot to Lloyd George’s decision to take away him from his earlier put up as Secretary of country for conflict. yet, after a a little bit doubtful commence, he proved to be a really profitable ambassador upon whom successive international Secretaries, Arthur Balfour and Lord Curzon, relied seriously for his or her appreciation of the location at the different part of the Channel.

Derby took up his appointment at an important interval of the struggle while army victory nonetheless appeared a way off. He turned an assiduous collector of data which he dictated into his diary each day. Derby’s embassy grew to become popular for its lavish hospitality. yet this was once faraway from being self-indulgence, for he firmly believed that wonderful was once the right way to win the boldness of his French affiliates and for that reason to procure info that might be of use in London. Derby’s diary offers vital insights into the kingdom of the conflict, the usually strained courting among Britain and France and the intrigues of French family politics.

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He acted as an agent for Lloyd George. Liberal MP 1900–10 and 1910–23. 4. General Maurice Duval (1869–1958). After the Armistice he became France’s Director of Military Aviation. 5. André Géraud (Pertinax) (1882–1956). Foreign affairs editor of the Echo de Paris, 1917–38. 6. The Easter Rising, 1916. 7. Aristide Briand (1862–1932). Ubiquitous figure of the Third Republic. Prime Minister eleven times (including 1915–17) and Foreign Minister on seventeen occasions. He was, as Adamthwaite has put it, ‘the archetypal figure of the regime; middleman and conciliator, ceaselessly forming and reforming coalitions’ (A.

Tursday, 23rd May Morning. Q. Estonian Government representative to France and friend came to see me. Why I do not know as there is nothing they wanted me to do. Afterwards luncheon given to me by Americans. Spoke in answer to the toast of my health. Think it went all right. 30. Count D’Aunay1 came to see me. He and his wife great friends of Clemenceau. He is however himself an interminable bore who promised he would drop in and see me whenever he had anything of interest to say. Judging by today’s conversation that will not be often.

Head of the British Military Mission in Paris, 1917–20. 8. Arthur James Balfour (1848–1930). British Foreign Secretary, 1916–19. 9. Jacques-Louis Dumesnil (1882–1956). French Under-Secretary of State for War, 1917–19. Tuesday, 21st May Luncheon. Charlie, Oliver, M. Zaharoff,1 General Thornton,2 M. Geraud, Colonel Leroy Lewis, Mr. Bridgeman3 and Mr. 4 Dinner. Duchess Camastre, M. Klotz,5 Madame Klotz, Mrs. J. Rothschild, Mr. Lambton, Mr. Phipps,6 Mrs. Phipps, Mr. Bliss,7 Charlie and Oliver. Air raid in evening.

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