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35. Dawbarn, xii, 107–8. 36. Clarke, 101, 108–9; Dawbarn, 31; Adam, 51; Millet, 149–50, 215–23. 37. TLS, 4 June 1916, 28 February 1918; Clarke, 284. 2 Lloyd George and Clemenceau: Prima Donnas in Partnership Kenneth O. Morgan The Queen’s College, Oxford David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau, leaders of their countries in the First World War, are the supreme symbols of the Entente Cordiale in its most momentous phase. Both were imperishably portrayed in Keynes’s hostile vignettes during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

Lloyd George’s vivid sketch of Clemenceau in his war memoirs praised him as the greatest statesman of his day, courageous and strong. He told his newspaper proprietor friend, George Riddell of the News of the World, that Clemenceau was ‘a wonderful old man’ full of humour. Clemenceau, while finding Lloyd George baffling as an intuitive, mercurial Welshman, saw him nevertheless as capable of rising, as few others could, ‘à la hauteur des grands événements’. Theirs was the most important Franco-British partnership, comparable with that of Churchill and Roosevelt in 1941–45 and far better than that between Churchill and de Gaulle in the Second World War.

Lloyd George was tarred for ever by his post-war coalition government of 1918–22 with the Tories. His Liberal Party was divided and defeated for ever, and never again returned to power. P. Taylor in 1967, did a revision of his reputation take place, in which the present writer took some part. Clemenceau, by contrast, emerged as the one acknowledged hero of recent French history prior to de Gaulle, the epitome of Republican France. Only in late 2005 has money been found for Lloyd George’s statue in Parliament Square in London, and it is hoped that in 2008 the great Kenneth O.

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