Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mitterrand on German Reunification

François Mitterrand's opposition to German unification was no secret, but previously secret British documents reveal its depth as never before:

Secret British government documents to be published on Friday reveal that François Mitterrand privately warned Margaret Thatcher that a reunited Germany might “make even more ground than had Hitler”.

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Another notable encounter took place over lunch at the Elysée palace on January 20 1990. Mr Powell reports that Mr Mitterrand talked about how reunification would see the re-emergence of the “bad” Germans who had once dominated Europe.

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