Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
France In The Commonweath?  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6724 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

This story is getting a few people excited this morning, 20 years after the documents were originally released to the public.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6261885.stm

"Formerly secret documents unearthed from the National Archives have showed Britain and France considered a "union" in the 1950s.

On 10 September 1956 French Prime Minister Guy Mollet arrived in London for talks with his British counterpart, Anthony Eden.

These were troubled times for Mollet's France. Egypt's President Gamel Abdel Nasser had nationalised the Suez Canal and, as if that was not enough, he was also busy funding separatists in French Algeria, fuelling a bloody mutiny that was costing the country's colonial masters dear.

Monsieur Mollet was ready to fight back and he was determined to get Britain's help to do it."



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

It wasn't the first time either.

In 1940, serious thought was given to a political union between France and Britain in the wake of the German invasion and the impending French defeat.

Churchill said

"The two Governments declare that France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations but one Franco-British Union… Every citizen of France will enjoy immediately citizenship of Great Britain, every British subject will become a citizen of France".

But the following day France sued for peace before the idea could be followed through any further.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Just goes to show, you have to be thankful for small mercies! Big grin  duck 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 1105 times:

It would be fascinating to know how on earth Mollet expected to sell this to the French people.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Concert In The Sky , How Cool Is That posted Sun Jan 14 2007 11:53:51 by BR076
A Death In The Hold Your Wee For A Wii Contest posted Sun Jan 14 2007 05:08:27 by AAFLT1871
Where In The World Am I Carmen Sandiego posted Thu Jan 11 2007 15:00:37 by RJdxer
Fricken Snow In The Mid-valley In Oregon? posted Wed Jan 10 2007 23:30:42 by S12PPL
Here's The First Cut In The Iraq War posted Wed Jan 10 2007 18:25:00 by RJdxer
Smallest Country In The World Being Sold! posted Mon Jan 8 2007 19:03:42 by RootsAir
24 Season 5 On Sky 3 In The UK, When? posted Mon Jan 8 2007 00:29:36 by RobK
The Bravest Man In The World posted Fri Jan 5 2007 23:06:15 by Cedars747
Women Gets Stuck In The Tunnel Of Love... posted Tue Jan 2 2007 19:29:44 by ACEtraveller
In the Market For A New Computer posted Wed Dec 27 2006 21:09:17 by JAGflyer