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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3B/176-180

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Copy of a letter from "Ike" [Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States] (The White House) to WSC marked "eyes only- top secret" in which he reflects on WSC's desires to make a joint pronouncement; to transfer responsibility to his successor [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; and to achieve a recognisable milestone towards peace which [Eisenhower] feels lies behind WSC's attempts to meet [Vyacheslav] Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]. He suggests that WSC might make a speech on the rights to self-government including an undertaking that within 25 years all colonies (apart from military bases) should be offered the opportunity for self-government and drawing a contrast with communism, explaining that he believes the United Kingdom and the United States could work together. Unsigned carbon typescript.


  • Creation: 22 Jul 1954

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