851.01/3539: Telegram

The Acting American Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation at Algiers ( Chapin ) to the Secretary of State

875. Your telegram No. 766, March 14, 4 p.m., final paragraph. On March 7 the British representative stated in a written communication to Massigli “that a special committee has been set up by the Prime Minister under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Economic Warfare on which will sit representatives of the British and American special services of the Air Ministry and of the French Committee of National Liberation. The terms of reference are to examine methods for increasing the flow of military equipment to the resistance groups in France.”

In written acknowledgment of this communication dated March 14 Massigli expressed the thanks of the National Committee which in translation “would henceforth be assured that the groups of the French resistance will at the present moment and even more at the time of decisive military operations be able to make to the Allied war effort and to the liberation of their country an ever more effective contribution.”