JMAS-167 David Bruce's diary entries - September 1954

Documents from 01 September 1954 to 30 September 1954

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Carr, Mary

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Remarks on: reaction of French press to France's failure to ratify, feel it was a triumph for Soviet policy in trying to wean Germany from West, feel primary responsibility lay with Premier Mendés-France, who refused to fight for it,- André de Staercke and Paul-Henri Spaak agree with John Foster Dulles' idea for an emergency meeting of NATO
Jean Monnet believes European Integration will revive
Bruce feels it is essential to find alternative solution to German sovereignty and rearmament
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's concerns over rumours of Bruce's departure,- Germans see no present solution to the issue of rearmament except the eventual revival of EDC Treaty,- Bruce feels Mendés gave the initial stab to the EDC with the protocols presented at Brussels Conference, offering no compromise,- text of letter from Dulles to Bruce regarding procedural vote against EDC, offering him another position in Washington,- British suggestion for German entry into NATO and a reformation of the Brussels Pact to include Germany and Italy, meaning the reconstitution of a German National army and General Staff,- letter to Dulles regarding "neurotic" decision of French Parliament,- Jean Monnet's proposal which he sent to Dulles granting German sovereignty and recruitment and training of German troops under SHAPE control
preparations for London Conference of NATO
Jean Monnet's determination to resign from High Authority and fight any understanding productive of German National Army,- Mendés indicates he wants to find a solution in framework of the Brussels Pact, Adenauer not accepting, insists the Saar, if it is to be Europeanised must be supervised by a supranational authority,Anthony Eden's statement at London Conference, announced HMG would maintain its armed forces on the continent at present combat effectiveness if the conference were successful. Bruce feels such committment would have carried the EDC to ratification,- French acclaimed the statement.

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