Treaty of Dunkirk

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Treaty of Dunkirk
Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance between the United Kingdom and France
Type Mutual defence treaty
Signed 4 March 1947
Location Dunkirk, France
Effective 8 September 1947
Parties France and the United Kingdom
Languages English and French
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The Treaty of Dunkirk was signed on 4 March 1947, between France and the United Kingdom in Dunkirk (France) as a Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance against a possible German attack in the aftermath of World War II. The treaty entered into force on 8 September 1947 and preceded the Treaty of Brussels of 1948, which established the Western Union. According to Marc Trachtenberg, the German threat was a pretext for defense against the USSR.[1]

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  1. ^ Trachtenberg, Mark (1998). "A Constructed Peace: Appendices". sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/trachtenberg/.

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