Accession Number:

ADA089533

Title:

Fashoda: Turning Point in Anglo-French Relations: a Study in Military-Political Affairs.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This thesis deals with the military confrontation between French and Anglo-Egyptian forces at Fashoda, in the Nilotic Sudan, during the period 19 September to 11 December, 1898. It examines the confrontation, on both the French and the British sides, as to origin, preparation, conduct, and resolution. It concludes that the peaceful resolution of the Fashoda Crisis was a major contributing factor in the Entente between France and Great Britain in 1904, and that an analysis of the political-military relationships used by France in her military failure at Fashoda, and by Great Britain in her success, shows that military activity is and must be politically defined, that conflict of interest is detrimental to military efficiency, and that victory is ultimately a political concept. author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE