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East West relations

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 219 Collections and/or Records:

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Transcript of interview: Sir Michael Burton, 2008

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 116
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2008
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir Nicholas Bayne, 2016

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 150
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2016
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95B/171-172
Scope and Contents Letter from Harold Butler (British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) [Minister in charge of the British Information Services in Washington] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] stating: that according to Wendell Wilkie [United States Republican Leader] the Administration is losing all its support and that the Republicans would win the next election; that Wilkie considers post war bilateral agreements to be insufficient and is opposed to any formal Anglo-American agreement which...
Dates: 05 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/381/5
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Letter from Dr Eduard Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic, later Czech Republic and Slovakia] (26 Gwendolen Avenue, Putney [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment to the Cabinet [as First Lord of the Admiralty], thanking him for "all the great services" to the [Czech] people, and offering support in the war "for the reestablishment of the sound principles in international politics and for justice towards small attacked peoples".Signed typescript.

Dates: 04 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1945 - 01 Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/236/1
Scope and Contents "Terminal": record of the proceedings of the [Potsdam] Berlin Conference [Germany], 17 July to 1 August, 1945, marked "Top Secret" containing: memoranda, "Minutes of plenary and foreign secretaries' meetings", the "Protocol of the proceedings of the Berlin Conference", the "Report of the Tripartite Conference of Berlin", an appendix of conversations with the representatives of the Polish Provisional Government, and an index. [with later annotations by WSC's literary assistant Denis...
Dates: 17 Jul 1945 - 01 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/44-45
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire 76" and "Personal and Top Secret" repeating a paraphrase of a telegram from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] expressing concern over growing Soviet intransigence giving examples including the Warsaw [Poland] uprising, the increasing influence of...
Dates: 12 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/216/90-103
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating his message to Marshal Stalin expressing his distress at the "misunderstandings" which have arisen between them over Poland: his regret over the lack of progress in consulting those Poles the British and Americans have recommended; rejecting the "Yugoslav precedent as a model for Poland"; criticising developments in Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia,...
Dates: 28 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/216/104-109
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing his distress at the "misunderstandings" which have arisen between them over Poland: his regret over the lack of progress in consulting those Poles the British and Americans have recommended; rejecting the "Yugoslav precedent as a model for Poland"; criticising developments in Yugoslavia; explaining why he feels so strongly about Poland; justifying developments in Greece and Belgium; commenting on reports of...
Dates: 29 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/67-68
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" arguing that the Polish deadlock can only be resolved at a conference between the three Heads of Government [Marshal Stalin, President Harry Truman and WSC] in "some unshattered town in Germany"; that prior to that they should not alter their position; speculating on the future influence of the Soviet Union in Eastern and Central Europe; and suggesting that...
Dates: 04 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/220/85
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Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" agreeing with the delay over delivering Truman's message to Stalin [on establishing relations with Finland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria], but emphasising that the problem over the Western Allies and the Soviet Union's battle for influence in Europe "will come up in its good time".

Dates: 05 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/83
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Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary, San Francisco, United States] marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing concern at the possible withdrawal of American troops from Europe and British demobilisation, leaving the Soviet Union in the dominant position; and stating that these issues are more important than a "world constitution which may never come into being till it is superseded after a period of appeasement by a third world war".

Dates: 11 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 11 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/86-88
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating the text of a telegram [from WSC to Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] arguing that the Polish deadlock can only be resolved at a conference between the three Heads of Government [Marshal Stalin, President Harry Truman and WSC] in "some unshattered town in Germany"; that prior to that they should not alter their position; speculating on the future influence of the Soviet Union in Eastern and...
Dates: 11 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 12 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/107
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Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret" agreeing that a June election would suit the Conservative Party better than an October one; and arguing that this date would also be advantageous in respect to foreign affairs, indicating his fears for future stability in this sphere. Copy.

Dates: 12 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 12 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/109-110
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Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing his concern over the future strength of the Soviet Union in Europe and what is going on behind the "iron curtain" of the Soviet Front; and asserting the importance of them coming to an "understanding" with the Soviet Union before they withdraw significant forces from Europe and retire to their zones of occupation.

Dates: 12 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 12 May 1945 - 13 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/111-112
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "personal" repeating the text of a message from him to President Harry Truman expressing his concern over the future strength of the Soviet Union in Europe and what is going on behind the "iron curtain" of the Soviet Front; and asserting the importance of them coming to an "understanding" with the Soviet Union before they withdraw significant forces from Europe and retire to their...
Dates: 12 May 1945 - 13 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/220/123
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Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they refuse to withdraw the American and British forces in Germany to the agreed occupation line until an agreement is reached on the zones of occupation in Austria.

Dates: 09 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/221/2
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating the text of his message to President Harry Truman suggesting that they refuse to withdraw the American and British forces in Germany to the agreed occupation line until an agreement is reached on the zones of occupation in Austria.

Dates: 09 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [May] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/301
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Reminder note for WSC about a message for Marshal Stalin which reads: "I always hope our personal relationship will surmount many difficult and national problems which concern us." [annotated by WSC].

Dates: [May] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/9-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to the President of the United States [President Dwight Eisenhower] marked "top secret: private and personal" in which he apologises for the delay in replying to Eisenhower; comments on the possibilities of the French delaying ratification [of the European Defence Community]; agrees that there can be no Four Power conference before ratification; discusses the increase in the Soviet Union's nuclear power; Great Britain's nuclear capability in the atomic and hydrogen...
Dates: 12 Jan 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Aug 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/28-29
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Copy of a letter from WSC to [Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States] marked "private and secret" in which he discusses his need to do his duty; explains that he is not seeking a "dramatic exit" but feels that East-West liaison through Foreign Offices will not produce a decisive result; and explains the reasons for his belief that there should be a summit meeting between himself, [Eisenhower], and the new leaders of the Soviet Union. Unsigned typescript.

Dates: 08 Aug 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/40-41
Scope and Contents Copy of a telegram from WSC to Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States, marked "top secret" in which he explains why he sent a telegram to [Vyacheslav] Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] without submitting it to Eisenhower; asks him to re-read recent correspondence; re-affirms his conviction that there should be a summit meeting with the Soviet Union; discusses Molotov's reply and the likelihood that the Soviet Union may welcome domestic prosperity and international contacts; and...
Dates: 08 Jul 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/42
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Telegram from WSC to [Dwight Eisenhower] President of the United States marked "top secret" including the text of his message to [Vyacheslav] Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] suggesting a Two Power meeting between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, and the text of the response from Molotov expressing sympathy for the proposal. Typescript.

Dates: 07 Jul 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Mar 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/60-64
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to [Dwight Eisenhower] President of the United States marked "private & personal" on East West trade; explaining his hopes to ease relations with the Soviet Union and that development of life in the Soviet Union and enjoyment of consumer goods may relax the "grim discipline"; he feels that weapons and military equipment should not be exported to the Soviet Union, but that the export of many items should not be banned because they might be used for military...
Dates: 24 Mar 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Mar 1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/66-68
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to [Dwight Eisenhower] President of the United States marked "most secret and confidential" on subjects including: agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States on key principles; the nuclear test at Eniwetok Atoll and implications for London "I am told that several million people would certainly be obliterated by four or five of the latest H bombs"; statements by Sterling Cole; the Soviet Union's nuclear capability; the responsibility conferred by the...
Dates: 08 Mar 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/92-93
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to "Ike" [Dwight Eisenhower], President of the United States marked "most secret and personal" in which he explains that he suffered a stroke which paralysed his left side and affected his speech and so was not able to accompany him as planned. He discusses a previous stroke in 1949 which has been kept secret, and hopes that he will be able to continue to pursue his "theme". He also discusses negotiations with Egypt and expresses confidence in [5th Lord] Salisbury...
Dates: 01 Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open