740.00119 EAC/11–644: Telegram

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


9643. For the Secretary and the Under Secretary. Department’s 9232, November 4, 2 p.m.19 At a long and useful meeting tonight of the European Advisory Commission, it was agreed to invite the French Provisional Government to appoint its representative “to take part in the consideration of German affairs”. The question of French [Page 97] participation in discussing Austrian affairs was left open. The letter of invitation,20 which goes forward tomorrow, does not make France a permanent member.

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  1. The remainder of this telegram is printed on p. 384.
  2. See footnote 12, p. 95.
  3. The letter from the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Philip Mosely, to Ambassador Massigli, dated November 7, 1944, read as follows:

    “In a letter dated August 22nd to the Chairman of the European Advisory Commission, Monsieur Paris set forth the views of the Provisional Government of the French Republic as regards the participation of a French representative in the discussions in the Commission on questions relating to the surrender of Germany.

    “I am happy to inform you, on behalf of the Commission, that the members of the Commission will be glad if a French representative will join them in order to take part in the consideration of German affairs.

    “The Commission will be glad to learn the name of the French representative who will be designated for this purpose.” (EAC Files, Lot 52 M64, file “215—France”.)