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File Title Western European Defence: Actions to be Taken in the Event of War
Reference FO 1093/537
Date 24 May 1949 - 17 June 1949
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013

Description

A file of memoranda discussing Western European defence, and actions to be taken in the event of war. The documents discuss whether the British contribution to Western European defence should be increased; whether they should commit a land force; British mobilisation capabilities; the moral necessity of defending Western Europe against Soviet aggression; American plans for the defence; and the potential problems posed by the British inability to simultaneously commit their forces to both Europe and the Middle East.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (133 KB)
1st Western European Defence: Actions to be Taken in the Event of War Download PDF (2.72 MB)
ii Back Cover Download PDF (95 KB)
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