No. 188
The British Ambassador (Halifax) to the Secretary of State


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… Lord Halifax is further instructed to inform Mr. Byrnes that, although His Majesty’s Government is proceeding to recognize the new Polish Government of National Unity,2 the Foreign Office is by no means satisfied with the assurances that have so far been forthcoming from the Polish Ambassador in Moscow3 regarding the participation of the recognized Polish political parties in the elections which the government is pledged to hold. His Majesty’s Ambassador4 has accordingly been instructed to address immediately in this sense, a note to the Soviet Government stating that the Prime Minister reserves the right to raise this matter at the forthcoming meeting of the three heads of State as a point that affects the implementation of the Crimean decisions. …5

  1. For the full text of this note, see document No. 504.
  2. Cf. post, p. 733.
  3. Zygmunt Modzelewski.
  4. Sir Archibald Clark Kerr.
  5. See vol. ii, document No. 1417, section vi .