740.0011 European War 1939/24307: Telegram

The Consul at Dakar (Flexer) to the Secretary of State

372. Referring to Department’s 90, September 12, 4 p.m. It is obvious that Boisson’s position can only be undermined and reported pressure for replacement encouraged by publicizing, as latterly by [Page 375] broadcasts, his past achievements in keeping Nermals [Germans?] out of A.O.F.53

Aside from deep personal loathing for Germans his belief is that A.O.F. can contribute most to restoring France by resisting all non-French influences from whatever quarter. This policy recognizes that presence of Nazis might invite United Nations action and thus cut off France from A.O.F. aid.

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