841.2222/39: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Bullitt)

283. Personal from the Under Secretary. Your 785, April 19, midnight. The President has asked me to let you know that while of course under existing conditions it would seem logical for every country which believed itself to be in danger of attack to take all possible steps to utilize in the most effective way its man and woman resources as well as its resources of other kinds, nevertheless, he believes that the question of conscription in England must be regarded as purely a question of British internal policy involving British decisions as to British national defense, and for that reason he does not consider it possible for him to express any opinion with regard thereto.