Still very much of an Entente Cordiale between France and Britain

The setting of one century of Entente Cordiale in a historical perspective reveals a relation less bilateral than it appears to be. From 1904 to 2004, the relation between France and Great Britain has always depended on the maintenance of balance in Europe. In fact, the duo is actually a threesome, as Germany acts as the pivot of the Entente. Moreover, as it remained focused on questions which divided the two contractors, it was never fused into a true alliance, neglecting the bilateral relation as well as the cultural exchange. – Summary AFRI-2005