JMAS-165 David Bruce's diary entries - July 1954

Documents from 01 July 1954 to 31 July 1954

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-165
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.M-03-165
Original Record Code
DAVID K.E. BRUCE DIARY MSS5:1B8303
Extent and Medium

50

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Remarks on: meeting with André de Staercke who says Paul-Henri Spaak will reaffirm the Benelux stand on the integrity of the Treaty language at a press conference,- belief of Minister of the Saar to Paris, Strauss that it would be impossible to arrive at a Saar accord as generous from the German National point as this one,Bruce tells Al Gruenther to endorse as American policy the recent utterances of Spaak and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer that alternative to EDC was reconstitution of German National Army, so as to illustrate to the French the full implications of their isolation on the EDC issue,- suspension of action in France of EDC because of Indo-China situation,- Bruce's feeling that only alternative to EDC is for Germany rearmament within NATO without discriminations, which is contrary to British viewpoint who favour conditional entry,- serious repercussions as a result of John Foster Dulles' speech on the subject of restoring sovereignty to Germany if France does not act favourably on EDC, Bruce feels the language was unfortunate,Spaak's concerns that US/UK agreement on contractuals was being intercepted as an alternative solution to EDC
belief that CSC would suffer if movement toward larger European integration was arrested by failure to ratify EPC,- efforts to get Premier Mendés-France to put EDC Treaty in its present form through the French Parliament. Jean Monnet feels he can do it if he wishes,- need for British endorsment of EDC to be given to Mendés.

Conditions of Access and Use

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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