A century of friendship: the France-Grande Bretagne Association

How the 100-year-old France-Grande Bretagne Association is forging links that are stronger than ever

The France-Grande Bretagne Association (www.afgb.free.fr), which has branches all over France, has a singular aim: the “development of intellectual, moral and economic relationships between France and Britain.” It is open to both French and English-speaking members, and has a fascinating, century-long history.

Created in 1916 by a group of influential people who decided links on both sides of the Channel needed to be reforged following the aftermath of the First World War, the France-Grande Bretagne Association was successful from its earliest days, attracting members from major companies, while the President of the Republic became its patron. Shortly afterward, a sister organisation was created ...

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