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 Dunkirk Treaty entered into force on 8 September 1947 and it preceded the Treaty of Brussels of 1948. According to professor of Political Science Marc Trachtenberg, the German threat was a pretext for defense against USSR.[1]

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  1. ^ Trachtenberg, Mark (1998). "A Constructed Peace: Appendices". http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/trachtenberg/.  External link in |website= (help)