The EEC Crisis of 1963

Kennedy, Macmillan, de Gaulle and Adenauer in Conflict

  • Authors
  • Oliver Bange

Part of the Contemporary History in Context book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-3
  3. Grand Designs and the Rationale Behind the First British EEC Negotiations, 1960–3

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      Pages 5-9
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      Pages 30-36
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  4. The Story of Adenauer’s and de Gaulle’s ‘Compromise’: A Fresh Look at the Critical Events of January 1963

  5. Conclusion

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      Pages 234-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 238-291

About this book


This fresh look at the 1963 crisis in the western alliance following de Gaulle's veto of the British EEC application uses much new unpublished source material to offer a fascinating insight into the personal relationships of the western leaders. It challenges the orthodox view, showing that the ultimate breakdown came after Anglo-German and Anglo-American cooperation to ensure that de Gaulle was made the sole scapegoat, in order to isolate France within the EEC.


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