WEST GERMANY: EDC Without Ersatz

Now that the French were talking of "alternatives" to EDC (which might require renegotiating the whole treaty with the other five nations). West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer decided the time had come to make his own position explicit and public. Despite Adenauer's repeated affirmations of unyielding support of EDC. France announced that it would send Foreign Under Secretary Guerin de Beaumont to see him about EDC "compromise," apparently under the illusion that Der Alte might still be cajoled.

Adenauer chose an interview over the Northwest German Radio network for his answer, knowing that the microphones would carry his words...

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