Paris Peace Conf. 180.03401/47


Notes of a Meeting Held at President Wilson’s House in the Place des Etats-Unis, Paris, on Thursday, June 5, 1919, at 11 a.m.

  • Present
    • United States of America
      • President Wilson.
    • British Empire
      • The Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George, M. P.
    • France
      • M. Clemenceau.
    • Italy
      • M. Orlando.
Sir Maurice Hankey, K. C. B. } Secretaries.
Count Aldrovandi
Professor P. J. Mantoux—Interpreter.

1. M. Clemenceau reported that information had been received that the Magyars had attacked the Czechs, and that a very serious situation had been created. He proposed to follow the precedent of the fighting between the Magyars and the Roumanians, and to refer the question to the Military representatives at Versailles. Fighting Between the Czechs and Hungarians: Referred to Versailles

(It was agreed that the Military representatives of the Supreme War Council at Versailles should be asked to advise as to the action to be taken to meet the situation created by the fighting between the Magyars and the Czecho-Slovak forces.)

2. M. Orlando suggested that the question of the fighting in Carinthia should also be sent to Versailles.

President Wilson said that he had received a letter from M. Orlando, suggesting that he should send an officer to Carinthia and he had replied that he would do so. Carinthia

Mr. Lloyd George said that in reply to a similar letter he had ordered a British General in that locality to proceed to Carinthia.

(It was agreed that the question should not be referred to the Military representatives at Versailles).

3. Sir Maurice Hankey reported that the Head of the British Military Section was pressing for the appointment of the Inter-Allied Military Supervisory Commission which would be set up under the Articles of the Treaty of Peace with Germany. Inter-Allied Military Supervisory Commission

The question was postponed.

[Page 190]

4. (A stenographic report of M. Paderewski’s evidence is contained in the records of the following meeting, but the following decision can be more conveniently recorded here.) Poland

(In consequence of the representations by M. Paderewski it was agreed to ask for a report from the Committee set up on the previous day (Dr. Lord, Mr. Headlam-Morley, General Le Rond, and Marquis della Torretta) as to whether the district west of the coast [sic] frontier line in the region of Schildberg-Kempen-Kreutzburg should not with advantage be included in Poland.)