JMAS-153 David Bruce's diary entries - July 1953

Documents from 01 July 1953 to 31 July 1953

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: visit to Italy where Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi feels Winston Churchill's speech proposing a 4-power meeting was harmful. Bruce Feels EDC and EPC should be passed before talking to Russions
talk with Doug Dillon, US Ambassador to France, regarding advice for talks in US with Georges Bidault on EDC and EPC, Jean Monnet's concerns on a report that French Government altered its views on German military contribution because of Russian "peace offensive". He feels it should be made clear that European integration is intended to include a united Germany,- Chancellor Konrad Adenauer feels US should take initiative before Soviets to offer a plan that would appeal to Germans on reunification, and should point out EDC is a good starting point,- Bruce in transcript of telegram to John Foster Dulles emphasises opportunity of Washington meeting to stimulate idea of making Europe as key objective is to assist Adenauer's reelection,- Monnet's opinion that a joint communiqué be issued by the 3 foreign ministers after Washington talks proposing a 4-power conference, would be favourably received by public,- Germans anxious that conference in Baden Baden 7 August would deal with substantive issues.

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