740.0011 European War 1939/4771: Telegram

The Consul at Casablanca (Goold) to the Secretary of State

66. I have had several conversations with Monsieur Édouard Daladier. He does not consider that the Oran affair has changed the situation in any way; the great enemy of democracy everywhere is Germany, and he fervently hopes that we shall give all possible assistance [Page 472] to Great Britain. He is anxious that the President, the Secretary of State, and Mr. Bullitt know exactly how he feels. He does not think that there will be war between France and Great Britain.