851.012/101: Telegram

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

2597. My 3853 of February 16, 19398 transmitting copy and translation French Nationality Law of August 10, 1927 as modified by the decree of November 12, 1938 Articles 2 and 4 of the law of August 10, 1927 are replaced for the duration of hostilities by a decree dated October 19, 1939 and effective October 27, 1939 providing that renunciation of French nationality must be made by individuals of the masculine sex within 3 months after arrival at the age of 18 years and that failure to renounce French nationality within the prescribed period will render the persons concerned subject to military service in the class of their age. Those individuals who have passed 18 years of age and are less than 22 years of age are permitted to renounce French nationality within the 3 months following the publication of the decree on October 27, 1939.

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