JMAS-123 David Bruce's diary entries - October 1950

Documents from 01 October 1950 to 31 October 1950

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: talks with Jean Monnet, Jack McCloy and René Pleven regarding French political situation and German rearmament. Monnet feels France should take initiative and proceed along same lines as with Schuman pooling plan,- false newspaper reports regarding supposed stormy conversations between Bruce and René Pleven regarding German rearmament
his visit to US, met with Averell Harriman,General Marshall and Dean Acheson regarding rearmament talks in anticipation of French Minister of Defense, Jules Moch's arrival. Marshall states that he has great sympathy with the French fear of a revival of German militarism and proper safeguards must by worked out, but effective defense in Europe not possible without Germany
his conversation with Jules Moch, who is opposed to any formulae involving German rearmament
meetings between Maurice Petsche and President Truman regarding US aid to France. Petsche believes that René Pleven's ideas (Pleven Plan) could lead to a possible solution for the German rearmament problem, which involves refering the issue to the Supreme Allied Commander and his Staff, when they are appointed, with the French agreeing to abide by such a decision,his conversations withMonnet, feels enthusiastic about new French plan for European rearmament
talks with Schuman who feels it is the only possible solution to satisfy French public opinion. But feels Schuman Plan should be adopted before any conferences on rearmament questions are held.

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The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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