On 5 January 1946, US President Harry S. Truman sends a letter to his Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, who is on a visit to Moscow, in which he criticises Soviet Union policy in the European countries under Soviet influence.
‘Ruler and Compass’. On 20 March 1948, cartoonist Woop illustrates the objective of US foreign policy, which, since the address given by US President Harry S. Truman to Congress on 12 March 1947, has sought to contain Soviet expansion in the world.
During a visit to the United States in April 1948, Jean Monnet sends a letter to Robert Schuman in which he confirms the United States’ desire to help with the reconstruction of Western Europe in order to curb Soviet expansion.
On 24 February 1949, the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit describes US efforts to revive the economy in Europe and outlines the possibilities available to Germany in order for it to consolidate its position on the international stage.
On 5 November 1959, the French daily newspaper Le Monde considers the European issues to be discussed at the meeting in Paris between Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State, Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Minister, and his French counterpart, Robert Schuman.
On 26 December 1972, the French daily newspaper Le Monde leads with the death of former US President Harry S. Truman and looks back at the career of the man behind the ‘Truman Doctrine’ and his unwavering stance towards the Soviet Union.