East West relations
Found in 219 Collections and/or Records:
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and stating that these issues are more important than a "world constitution which may never come into being till it is superseded after a period of appeasement by a third world war".
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.
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.
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.
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].
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".
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.
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.
Programme and briefing on defence policy, including papers and press cuttings on the summit on arms control between the United States and Soviet Union at Geneva [Switzerland], 1985 and papers and press cuttings on the German Social Democratic Party, mainly relating to European defence policy. Also includes a programme for a visit to Sweden for a European conference, and arrangements for a meeting with Bill Keys, Chairman of the Trade Union Co-Ordinating Committee.