France Assures Russia On Britain
In July 1912, the British admiralty drew up the Anglo-French Naval Convention. It was an agreement that allowed the French navy the Mediterranean while giving Britain naval power in the North Sea against Germany. It was authored in part by First Lord of the Navy Winston Churchill. It was not an iron-clad treaty assuring the powers would back each other in case of conflict but diplomatically it was strengthening of ties directly aimed at growing German naval power.