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Extracts from a Foreign Office report describing reactions to the Treaty in French newspapers, June - August 1919
(Catalogue ref: FO 608/125)
  3a   3b   3c              
  3a   3b   3c              
FO 608/125; report describing French reactions to the Treaty, June-August 1919

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be helpful in deciding why it was so hard to make peace. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • Looking at extract 3a, would you agree that the Treaty produced mixed reactions in France?
  • According to extract 3b, what opinion had General Smuts expressed?
  • What did French people think of Smuts' views?
  • Looking at extract 3c, which aspects of the Treaty are the French happy with?
  • Which aspects are they unhappy about?

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