(8) Statements on relations with the French Committee of National Liberation

[529] Statement by the United States Government

Hull Papers

[530] Statement by the British Government

The source text is that printed in the London Times, August 27, 1943, p. 3. The final statement issued by the British Government contained a few changes from the text considered at Quebec on August 24 (see ante, p. 1110). No indication has been found that these changes were communicated in advance to the United States Government.

[531] Statement by the Canadian Government

PR 10 “Foreign Relations of U.S.”/1–3–68

  1. The source text has the following manuscript notations in the upper margin in addition to the date, which is in Dunn’s handwriting: (1) “Final”, in Dunn’s handwriting; (2) “Latest OK”, in an unidentified handwriting; and (3) Hull’s initials. Although the text had reached its final form by August 22, this statement was not released until the morning of August 27, 1943, after further discussion at Quebec had failed to reconcile the British and United States positions with respect to recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation. See ante, pp. 949, 953. The text was telegraphed to Robert D. Murphy in Algiers on August 24 for communication to the appropriate French authorities there on August 26, 1943. See Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. ii, pp. 184185. On instructions received from Hull at Quebec, the Department of State also acted on August 24 to communicate the text to the Governments of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, China, and the Soviet Union (851.01/2779a, 2794a, 2811a, 2815a, 2815b). The text was published in Department of State Bulletin, vol. ix, August 28, 1943, pp. 125–126.