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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with President Eisenhower., 04 Feb 1952 - 22 Aug 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/217

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between WSC and Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States, on subjects including the 4-Power Summit at Geneva, American foreign policy, particularly on the Far East, former relations between Eisenhower and WSC, the declassification of war records, the defence of Formosa [later Taiwan], a medallion for WSC's 81st birthday, Western unity, Eisenhower's health, his relations with Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], atomic development including scientific progress on the hydrogen bomb, the nuclear deterrent, avoiding war between Israel and Egypt, WSC's visit to Germany (May 1956), the Anglo-American alliance, particularly on the Middle East, the impotence of the United Nations, handing over leadership of the Conservative Party to Eden, and WSC's hopes for world peace.Other correspondents include: Winthrop Aldrich [United States Ambassador to Britain] (2); General [Walter] Bedell Smith [former Chief of Staff, Allied Forces] on WSC's account of "Anvil" [codename for Allied invasion of the South of France] in ["Triumph and Tragedy", volume 6 of "The Second World War"] (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on "Anvil" and WSC's use of official documents (2); Sir Roger Makins [later 1st Lord Sherfield], British Ambassador to the United States (3); Mamie Eisenhower. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Denis Kelly, WSC's literary assistant, John Colville and Anthony Montague Browne, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Elizabeth Gilliatt and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretaries.Also includes a top secret Cabinet Paper (C (54)390) by WSC entitled "Notes on Tube Alloys, 1954".


  • Creation: 04 Feb 1952 - 22 Aug 1959

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