JMAS-124 David Bruce's diary entries - November 1950

Documents from 01 November 1950 to 30 November 1950

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: talk with Jean Monnet regarding what had transpired in Washington with French officials on German rearmament,- meeting with René Pleven, Prime Minister informing him of President Truman's and Secretary of State, Dean Acheson's concern over French intransigence at the Defense Ministers' meeting on the question of German disarmament
conversation with Hervé Alphand to talk about Pleven Plan. He informs Alphand that Socialist Party in France would have to reach a reasonable compromise with US opinion on the issue of German armed forces and the rigid position adopted by Moch was unhelpful | talk with Paul-Henri Spaak on German rearmament and the need for non-discrimination of Germans in a European army
trip to London to speak with American officials including John McCloy, agree on a joint communication to the US Dept of State suggesting their approval of the principles of the Pleven Plan, dependant on the relaxation by the French on some matters,- Bruce feels both rearmament and Schuman Plan are taking shape, and ECA authorities are talking of financial support for the coal and steel pool,meeting with Monnet, William Tomlinson and Walter Hallstein, German Delegate to the Schuman Plan. He is anxious for Treaty to be signed by Governments as quickly as possible, but controversy remains on some issues.

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