Signing of the Entente Cordiale

Friday, 8 April, 1904
L'Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and France and began the alliance against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The signing of the Entente Cordiale brought to an end centuries of conflict between the British and French. The Entente Cordiale, along with the Anglo-Russian Entente and the Franco-Russian Alliance, became part of the Triple Entente of Britain, France, and Russia who were the Allies that would fight the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires in the First World War.