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Comprehension
4a Summarise the issues raised by Secretary of State Acheson with the British Foreign Secretary.
4b What was the most urgent question?
4c What did Acheson want the British government to accept?
4d What was the view of the British government?

Analysis and Interpretation
4e Do you think this source is evidence of a serious disagreement between Britain and the USA?
4f Does this source suggest that the British government feared that Korea might spark off a major worldwide war with the USSR?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 4.
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Extracts from the minutes of a meeting of the British Cabinet discussing the possible escalation of the war in Korea

Extracts from the minutes of a meeting of the British Cabinet discussing the possible escalation of the war in Korea