Report on the inspection exercise in factories in France in spring 1958 (17 June 1958)

On 17 June 1958, the Agency for the Control of Armaments (ACA) of Western European Union (WEU) submits its report on the inspection exercise conducted in factories in France in spring 1958. In its conclusions, the ACA notes that officials in the Ministry of Defence and the management teams in the various factories had prepared for the inspections in great detail. When ‘real inspections’ are being made, it is important to make sure that certain areas will not be considered as ‘secret’ and not subject to inspection. The Agency also affirms that relations between the inspection group and the French authorities were most friendly, but that this was because the ACA had acquiesced in the limitations imposed by the French authorities.

Source and copyright

Source: Agency for the control of Armaments. Division II. Report on inspection exercise of control in factories in France. Spring 1958. 17.06.1958. pp. 1-4.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). Western European Union Archives. Armament Bodies. ACA. Agency for the Control of Armaments. Year: 1956 - 01/01/1956- 31/12/1959. File ACA-177. Volume 1/1.

Copyright: (c) WEU Secretariat General - Secrétariat Général UEO

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