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Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff

C.C.S. 317/2

Equipping Allies, Liberated Forces and Friendly Neutrals

Action on C.C.S. 3171 has been deferred pending further study of the subject by the British Chiefs of Staff.

The United States Chiefs of Staff, however, recommend that immediate decision be rendered on the recommendations contained in paragraph 10 a and b of that paper. These paragraphs pertain to the equipment of French forces in North Africa. A decision at this time is necessary because of certain administrative arrangements which should be carried out at once in the event that the recommendations are to be approved.

H. Redman
J. K. Deane

Combined Secretariat
  1. Ante, p. 1029.