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October, 1962

DUTCH PRIME MINISTER JAN E. DE QUAY, 23-26 OCTOBER 1962

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    Short diary entries from Dutch Prime Minister Jan E. de Quay during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    "Dutch Prime Minister Jan E. de Quay, 23-26 October 1962," October, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Netherlands State Archives, Den Bosch, archive J.E. de Quay, diary 48, no. 5296, p. 96-98. Obtained for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar and translated for CWIHP by Rimko van der Maar https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116746
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23 October 1962

Will it be war? I cannot believe it, that would mean destruction; yet a precarious matter (…) if the West never says ‘Halt’, communism will always carry on.

24 October 1962

He [minister for Foreign Affairs Joseph Luns] totally disagrees with the American step and does not want a communiqué.

25 October 1962

[concerning a cabinet meeting:] The attitude is kind of indifferent. I think [US President John F.] Kennedy’s act is good. I would like to support him more strongly.

26 October 1962

This morning [Foreign Minister Joseph] Luns came to visit me, returned from vacation. He looked well, listened and was much calmer. At last he agreed with the support for the US.