Anglo-German Naval Agreement

While many felt it was a good example of Britain`s policy of appeasement, most members of the British Parliament believed that the agreement would preserve Britain`s place as the world`s most dominant maritime power. However, many of them neglected the need to defend their empire, while the German naval fleet only had to protect its home ports. The Anglo-German naval agreement was an ambitious attempt by both the British and Germans to secure better relations, but ultimately failed due to conflicting expectations between the two countries. For Germany, the Anglo-German naval agreement was to mark the beginning of an Anglo-German alliance against France and the Soviet Union,[3] while for Britain, the Anglo-German naval agreement was to be the beginning of a series of arms control agreements concluded to limit German expansionism. The Anglo-German naval agreement was controversial at the time and since then, because the tonnage of 35:100 allowed Germany to build a navy beyond the borders set by the Treaty of Versaille, and London had concluded the agreement without consultation with Paris or Rome. Part V of the 1919 Treaty of Versaille severely limited the size and capabilities of the German armed forces. Germany was not allowed to make submarines, naval aviation and only six battleships dilapidated with terror; The total marine armed forces authorized by the Germans were six armored ships with no more than 10,000 tons of eviction, six light cruisers with no more than 6,000 tons of eviction, twelve destroyers of no more than 800 tons of eviction and twelve torpedoes. [4] It would also be easy to show that the two German cruisers of 10,000 tons of the 1935 programme will render obsolete all French cruisers, except Algeria, and that this will naturally require a response from France. In addition, the German submarine fleet will account for 45% of the power of British submarines and (if the federal government wishes) 100%. The result will certainly be a strong reinforcement of the French bitterness of the destroyers. France never signed the third part of the Treaty of London on cruisers and destroyers.

The French Admiralty is therefore not hampered by legal obstacles; it is not bound by any international agreement. Perhaps someone will point out that France already has a fleet of 80,000 tonnes of submarines. But since 1931, we have only built two new submarines. German submarines, smaller but with great technical perfection, can reach a total of 57,000 tons and the number of these small but efficient units can be as large as ours. The Anglo-German naval agreement established a report in which the total tonnage of the Navy is expected to be permanently 35% of the total tonnage of the Royal Navy. [1] On July 12, 1935, he was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series. [2] The agreement was denounced by Adolf Hitler on April 28, 1939. Simon was dissatisfied with Ribbentrop`s behaviour and stated that such statements were at odds with normal negotiations before leaving the negotiations. A few days later, on 5 June 1935, the British delegation changed its mind.