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CHUR 2/217 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with President Eisenhower.

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CHUR 2/217/15

Top secret Cabinet Paper by WSC on nuclear deterrents; the nuclear power of the United States and Soviet Union and considerations about the likelihood of them using nuclear weapons; the importance of NATO's position and nuclear strength; and communication of information and policy to the Soviet Union. He ends "The next two or three years may well be the safest the world will see for a long time. We should remain calm and firm."

Printed pamphlet.

1 folio
14 Dec 1954
CHUR 2/217/75-78

Copy of a letter from WSC to Dwight Eisenhower, President of the Unites States, apologising for delay in replying to his letters; discussing his "feeling of both relief and denudation" after resigning as Prime Minister; expressing satisfaction with the timing of his resignation and the abilities of [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and with the prospect that a summit meeting with the Soviet Union will take place; and commenting that he is not in favour of nuclear saturation although he feels that it might lead to a new set of deterrents. Unsigned carbon typescript.

4 folios
18 Jul 1955
CHUR 2/217/79

Letter from "Ike" Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States (The White House) to WSC on the forthcoming Four Power summit meeting at Geneva [Switzerland] between the United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union and France. He expresses sadness that WSC will not be present at the meeting and says they will be inspired by WSC's "long quest for peace". Signed typescript.

1 folio
15 Jul 1955