JMAS-158 David Bruce's diary entries - December 1953

Documents from 01 December 1953 to 31 December 1953

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-158
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.M-03-158
Original Record Code
DAVID K.E. BRUCE DIARY MSS5:1B8303
Extent and Medium

49

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Remarks on: visit to US to advise on policy and tactics for Bermuda Conference, he advocated a 4-power Foreign Minister's conference to meet with Russians. Discussed how President Eisenhower could influence France on the consequences of their inactivity in implementing the EDC. Eisenhower suggested a five nation union excluding France
talks with Walter Hallstein, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer against meeting the Russians,- reports on Bermuda Conference, Winston Churchill came out strongly in favour of EDC, Georges Bidault gave no binding assurances,- possibility of US investment in ECSC, which Konrad Adenauer in favour of. Jean Monnet's plans to go ahead with association between UK and CSC on hearing of President Eisenhower's annoucement of aid,- discussions on intransigence of French Government,- effect of John Foster Dulles' press statement stating an "agonising reappraisal" of US foreign policy if EDC was not ratified in the near future. The statement caused agitation in French press,- election of René Coty as President of France.

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Languages

English

Type of Archival Materials

Textual

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

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

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