Internal note by the British Foreign Office on defence questions related to Germany (May 1950)

In May 1950, in anticipation of the forthcoming meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the Four (the United States, France, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union), an internal note from the services of the British Foreign Office sets out the position to be adopted by the British delegation on the question of German rearmament. The note also includes a draft reply to the numerous requests made by Federal Chancellor Adenauer for a security guarantee from the Western Allies for the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Source and copyright

Source: The National Archives of the United Kingdom, [s.l.], Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU., Records created and inherited by the Foreign Office, FO. Policy regarding defence of Germany and western Germany's contribution towards defence in event of Soviet aggression, FO 371/85048.

Copyright: (c) The National Archives of the United Kingdom

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