Note from Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury to Christian Pineau (Paris, 22 June 1956)

A few days before the beginning of the diplomatic Val Duchesse Conference on the preparations for the Rome Treaties, Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, French Defence Minister, makes Christian Pineau, his counterpart at the French Foreign Ministry, aware of his determination to safeguard France’s freedom to manufacture nuclear weapons independently of its accession to Euratom.

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Source: Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe, Lausanne. Archives Jean Monnet. Fonds ARM. 14/2/11.
Ministère de la Défense Nationale et des Forces Armées, Paris. N° 1261/DN/CAB/ARM.

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