740.00116 European War 1939/17: Telegram

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

1753. I called on Bonnet23 at 3 o’clock this afternoon at his request. He said that France was sincerely determined not to do any bombing of civilian populations. He would like to ask the Government of the United States to order its diplomatic and consular representatives in Germany and France to make a careful record of the way in which bombings were carried out.

I shall order our representatives in France to report to me constantly on the subject of bombings and I trust that you will issue orders to our representatives in Germany to the same effect.

You may have use for such reports in the near future.

  1. French Minister for Foreign Affairs.