740.00119 European War 1939/533: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

3284. Your 3537, October 26. Following has been reported by Embassy at Vichy:

Two communiqués were issued after the return of Laval to Vichy. According to the first, the two Chiefs of State reached an agreement upon the plan of collaboration for the reconstruction of peace in Europe. The details are to be discussed later.

The second communiqué stated that Marshal Pétain and Laval informed the Council of Ministers of their interview with Hitler and that the Council “unanimously approved their statements.”