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Public and Political: General: Visits and Invitations: Germany., Dec 1954 - Jul 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/295

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Correspondence and papers on visit to Aachen, for the award of the Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) Prize, Bonn, for meeting with Konrad Adenauer, and the 4th Queen's Own Hussars near Hanover, May 1956.File includes printed programme for WSC's visit to the Federal Republic of Germany [in English and German]; drafts of itinerary; letter from Otto Suhr, Burgermeister of Berlin, inviting him to visit the City; letter from Anthony Head, Secretary of State for War to John Colville, PS to WSC, asking WSC to visit British troops during visit to Germany; letter from the Federal Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, enclosing letter from Hermann Heusch, Oberburgermeister of Aachen, asking if he would be willing to accept the International Charlemagne Prize for services to the Unity of Europe; letters from Colonel G A F "Loopy" Kennard, 4th Queen's Own Hussars to WSC, on his visit as Colonel of the Regiment (2); text of the speech of Alcide De Gasperi accepting the Charlemagne Prize in 1952 [in German] and Jean Monnet accepting the prize in 1953 [in English, French and German]; text of address by Konrad Adenauer, on the award of the Charlemagne Prize to WSC, Aachen, 10 May 1956; pamphlets on the city of Aachen; Official memorandum by Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar (later Lord Inchyra), British Ambassador, Bonn, on "Leading Personalities in Germany", July 1955, with comments on more than 200 leading personalities in the German Federal Republic, Belin and the Soviet Zone of Germany (printed, WG 1012/1); Foreign Office Telegram from Sir William Hayter, British Ambassador, Moscow, "Calendar of Events in the Soviet Union for the First Quarter of 1956", Apr 1956 (printed, NS 1015/88); Foreign Office Telegram from Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar (later Lord Inchyra), British Ambassador, Bonn "Assessment of Dr Adenauer's position in the German Federal Republic", Apr 1956 (printed, WG 10114/38); Foreign Office note on the German political scene, and notes on some of the important people who would be in the audience at presentation ceremony in Aachen, including Konrad Adenauer and Theodor Heuss, President of the Federal Republic May 1956; Commonwealth Relations Office telegram from Sir Cecil Syers, UK High Commissioner, Columbo, on the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] General Election, Apr 1956 (printed, CRO Ref. CON 112/7/4); Foreign Office telegram from Sir William Hayter, British Ambassador, Moscow, reporting conversation with Rene Massigli on Soviet-French conversations, May 1956; Official Weekly Report of British Ambassador, Bonn, 10-16 May 1956, reporting on WSC's visit; Official Review of Events in Berlin and the Soviet Zone for week ending 15 May 1956; correspondence with British Embassy, Bonn, (Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar, later Lord Inchyra, Ambassador, and David de Pury, Private Secretary) on arrangements for visit (13); text of address of the German Federal President, Theodor Heuss, at luncheon in honour of WSC, Bonn, 11 May 1956.


  • Creation: Dec 1954 - Jul 1956

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1 file(s) (1 unbound file, 257 folios)

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