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FO Official Kirkpatrick converses with US Secretary fo State regarding European security

Citation: Kirkpatrick, Ivone (1940) FO Official Kirkpatrick converses with US Secretary fo State regarding European security. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

FO Official Kirkpatrick converses with US Secretary fo State regarding European security, suggesting that Signor Mussolini (Il Duce) wishes to keep Italy out of any war. They also discussed German fears of allied intention to destroy Germany. The US Secretary conferred that the US were similar to the British and the French in regards to trusting little the current German government. There was also discussion of US plans for disarmament, German fears of communism and the FO Officials confirmation that Britain did not want to divide and conquer Germany.

Additional Information: Creators: Ivone Kirkpatrick (Head of Foreign Office Central Department); Recipients: Philip Henry Kerr (UK Ambassador to US); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Kirkpatrick, Ivone and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, United Kingdom, United of States of America, Germany, France, Africa, Japan, *Tunisia (French protectorate), *French Somaliland (French colony), *Gibraltar (British colony), Spain,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 11 March 1940 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3421 - War Allied Policy; Project Record ID: A00001519; Related Record IDs: A00001517, A00001518;

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