Treaty of Dunkirk
|Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance between the United Kingdom and France|
|Type||Mutual defence treaty|
|Signed||4 March 1947|
|Effective||8 September 1947|
|Parties||France and the United Kingdom|
|Languages||English and French|
|Treaty of Dunkirk at Wikisource|
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. It entered into force on 8 September 1947 and according with article VI paragraph 2 of its text it remained in force for a period of fifty years.
This Treaty preceded the Treaty of Brussels of 1948 (also known as "Brassels Pact"), which established the Western Union among Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, that became Western European Union in 1955, after the entry into force of the Treaty of Brussels of 1954 (also known as "Modified Brussels Treaty (MBT)"), when Italy and West Germany were added to the other nations.
- Treaty of Brussels
- Western Union
- North Atlantic Treaty
- Treaty establishing the European Defence Community
- Trachtenberg, Mark (1998). "A Constructed Peace: Appendices". sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/trachtenberg/.