It was only a diplomatic “battle,” but disputes among the victors of World War I over the disposition of the German navy and freedom of the seas threatened to poison relations between Britain and the United States and nearly disrupted the Paris Peace Conference. The episode speaks to the importance of cooperation for peace and security.
Jones, Jerry W.
"The Naval Battle of Paris,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 62
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol62/iss2/7