Wednesday, 14 February 2018

France and Japan seeking parity with the fleets of the other major naval powers according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht dated 13 October 1935 in which Henri Bernay wrote that he hoped part of the Japanese proposals for parity were accepted by the major powers. He said that France just like Japan was offended by the Washington Naval Treaty by denying the moral and material prestige of both countries world wide.(1)

1. The Second London Naval Treaty signed on 25 March 1936 was a failure while Japan and Italy did not sign her. She was to expire in 1942 but the outbreak of the Second World War on 1 September 1939 in fact ended it.