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But visceral hatred, or at the very least distrust, of Britain was deep-rooted in the French.
The bombardment of the French fleet at the Algerian port of Mers-el-Kébir in July 1940 resulted in the death of 1,297 French sailors and the wounding of 350 others.
Needless to say, this added to French resentment against the British, especially among naval officers.
Since the Germans had occupied the whole of France, he also ordered the French fleet to sail across from Toulon to join the Allies.
But the admiral in charge of the fleet decided to scuttle the ships instead.
It is tempting to see the history of the Second World War in terms of easily comprehensible campaigns and set-piece battles – Stalingrad, for example, or the Italian campaign, or the Battle for Normandy – but Colin Smith has chosen to concentrate instead on a forgotten war within a war, one that was strategically vital, though never formally declared and that can best be described as ragged and fitful.