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Les services de renseignements à la frontière franco-allemande (1871-1914)

Abstract : France and the German Empire engaged in a veritable secret war between 1871 and 1914. Intelligence in this period is a recurrent element of Franco-German antagonism. In this context, the territories of Alsace and Lorraine played a crucial role. Military and police force branches were set up on both sides of the border and rapidly became very widespread, served by experienced, greatly esteemed civil servants. Secret agents and correspondants provided them with accurate intelligence information and minute preparation was already under way in the event of mobilization. The Schnaebelé Affair is an obvious episode of the conflict between services. In April 1887, the turbulent arrest of the special police superintendent of Pagny-sur-Moselle nearly caused a Franco-German war to break out. Further study of this incident reveals a whole background not entirely without ulterior motives on the German side concerning the French Minister of War, General Boulanger.
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Gérald Sawicki. Les services de renseignements à la frontière franco-allemande (1871-1914). Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006NAN21029⟩. ⟨tel-01750848⟩



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