JMAS-163 David Bruce's diary entries - May 1954

Documents from 01 May 1954 to 31 May 1954

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: talk with Jean Monnet about resigning, Jean Monnet opposed until EDC ratified, afraid it would give impression that US abandoning the idea
necessity because of fall of Dien Bien Phu to press forward rapidly with the signature of the protocols,- Guy Mollet's decision to impose a vote of discipline at Party conference which will oblige all Socialist deputies to vote for EDC ratification,- talks in the Department of State Washington about situation in France. Wrote telegram to French Government advising them if Treaty not ratified, US and UK would take steps to restore sovereignty to West Germany,text of agreement on Saar reached at Strasbourg between Teitgen and the Germans, but former not confident of French Cabinet approval,discussions on how to restore German sovereignty in face of almost certain French veto,- William Tomlinson feels some members of French Government thinking of disavowing Adenauer-Bidault accord | talk with Doug Dillon regarding means French approach to "Saar Agreement" negotiated at Strasbourg,- Mollet's victory at the Socialist Congress, Bruce feels US must capitalise on the momentum,- Jean Monnet spoke with French officials to guage their attitudes on date for bringing EDC to Parliament.

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