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The Anglo-French coalition that fought Russia was an unlikely combination. After 1815 relations had often been hostile, and yet they managed to concert policy and strategy to invade and defeat Russia – the continental superpower of the age.
The difficulties confronting US policymakers forging a coalition during the 1960s are wholly recognisable today: to encourage political and military support for a conflict that proved deeply divisive.
The relationship between Britain and American during the final years of the First World War demonstrates that a common enemy does not necessarily ensure a seamless alliance.