This Day in Politics: March 17, 1948

This Day in Politics: March 17, 1948

On March 17, 1948 the Treaty of Brussels was signed between France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

It was used as an expansion to the preceding year’s defence pledge, the Dunkirk Treaty signed just between Britain and France.

The treaty was signed by the following people:

  • Prince Charles of Belgium
  • Vincent Auriol
  • Charlotte of Luxembourg
  • Queen Wilhelmina
  • King George VI
  • Paul-Henri Spaak
  • Georges Bidault
  • and a few others…