I. Continuing Political, Economic, and Military Relations Between the United States and the United Kingdom; Efforts to Maintain and Reinforce the “Special Relationship”, 1955 1

1. For previous documentation on U.S. relations with the United Kingdom, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. VI, Part 1, pp. 693 ff. For documentation on U.S.–U.K. cooperation in NATO, see volume IV.


209. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 741.13/2–155. Secret. Repeated to New Delhi, Karachi, Colombo, Canberra, Wellington, Pretoria, Ottawa, and Salisbury.


210. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 741.5–MSP/3–1155. Secret. Repeated to Paris. Drafted by Maurice G. Levy-Hawes and approved and signed for Dulles by Robert H. Kranich.


211. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.414/3–1255. Confidential.


212. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 841.062/5–2755. Confidential.


214. Message From Prime Minister Eden to President Eisenhower

Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. The President and Prime Minister were in Geneva to attend the Summit Conference, July 18–23. A handwritten note by the President appears at the end of the source text: “To Geo. Humphrey—A note, handed to me this a.m. by Sir Anthony, DE.” Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey was also at Geneva.


217. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Secretary of State and the British Minister (Scott), Department of State, Washington, September 17, 1955, 1 p.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Memoranda of Conversation. Secret; Personal and Private. Drafted by Dulles on September 19. In a covering memorandum, September 22, to Herbert Hoover, Livingston T. Merchant, and Douglas Mac-Arthur II, John W. Hanes, Jr., reported that Dulles did not want this memorandum of conversation to be generally circulated. Selected paragraphs were sent to Thorsten V. Kalijarvi and Carl W. McCardle.


218. Letter From Prime Minister Eden to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Top Secret. Transmitted to the President by Ambassador Makins on November 17 as the enclosure to a brief letter. The handwritten initials “DE” appear at the end of the source text.


219. Letter From President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Eden

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Top Secret.