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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionSurveying the site
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date15 Jul 1947
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptU.S. loan trade policy Marshall notes West Europe Potsdam
Person DepictedBevin; Ernest (1881-1951)
Bidault; Georges (1899-1983)
NotesNews: July 15. AFter a meeting in Paris of
only two days, foreign ministers of all European countries, with the exception of the
Soviet block and Finland, agreed on a European recovery programme to be put to the United
States. "It was the quickest conference I have ever have ever presided over," Ernest Bevin,
British Foreign Secreatry, said last night. The recovery programme, drawn up at the
invitation of George C. Marshall, US Secretary of State, will be funded by the US. Last
month, Marshall warned that Europe must have help or "face economic, social, and political
deterioration of a very grave character." ... [Chronicle of the 20th century] As a first
step to the Marshall plan, the European statesmen met in Paris to draw up a balance sheet
of needs and resources, to see how they could help one another and how much American aid
was required to put Europe on its feet. Bidault, for France, said that the resources of
Germany should be used for everybody, including the Germans, which was interpreted as
meaning that the restriction of the Postdam Agreement would not be regarded as inviolate.
[Caption from Low Visibility A Cartoon History 1945-1953 by David Low]
SubjectsUSA
construction
conferences
Europe
Germany
post-war
Potsdam Conference 1945
loans
worldwide trade
International relations
foreign policy
France
UK
Western Europe
economics
surveying
balance of payments
foreign aid
Marshall Plan
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