By C. Kitching
During this attention-grabbing examine, Carolyn Kitching examines the function which Britain performed on the Geneva Disarmament convention, an occasion which marked a watershed in inter-war diplomacy. Failure to arrive contract in Geneva hastened the cave in of the Treaty of Versailles, and gave the golf green mild for German re-armament. Britain was once arguably the single strength able to mediating among conflicting French and German calls for over the Treaty's disarmament clauses, and this research unearths that the normal interpretation of British coverage on the convention has to be enormously revised.
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It had never been the intention that it would define actual figures, but the compromises which had been made in its formulation ensured that it could hardly even form the basis for discussion. 2 The British Foreign Office clearly recognized the significance of the Draft Convention: The completion of the work of the Preparatory Committee and the fixing of the date of the Disarmament Conference bring us right up against it. Let no-one blame the Preparatory Committee. 3 The crisis was Germany's impatience with the failure of the heavily armed states to fulfil their obligations.
The Admiralty utterly opposed the disclosure of information which would reveal the low level of Britain's reserves. Not only would such revelations give other states a clear lead regarding our plans, `it was also conceivable that returns from other countries would not be so honest as the ones which we should submit'. This was to continue to be the reaction of all the Armed Forces to the question of publicity on which any disarmament agreement must be based. The Director of Military Operations and Intelligence in the War Office, General Charles, backed up Dreyer's point by stating that the very wording of Article 8 ± `the reduction of national armaments to the lowest point consistent with national safety' ± clearly meant that the Article `was not intended to imply that states should give information which they considered inimicable with their national security'.
Moreover, it was necessary to lead public opinion. . ' The fourth meeting of this Committee considered the question of who would represent Britain at the conference. Neither of the other political parties wished to form part of the delegation, and even the Prime Minister was reluctant. 15 It was agreed that the Dominions should be consulted, and, finally MacDonald directed that the Service Departments should be instructed to look at the various problems connected with disarmament from their own point of view, so that they would be ready for full discussion when the Committee was reassembled.
Britain and the Geneva Disarmament Conference: A Study in International History by C. Kitching