The Ambassador in France
(Caffery) to the French
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Bidault)
Excellency: I have just received a communication from Potsdam by telephone1 from the Secretary of State instructing me to communicate to the Government of France a statement which has been adopted by the Three Powers at the Conference concerning the trial of war criminals.
You will note that the three Governments will be most grateful if the French Government will treat the present communication as strictly secret until such time as an official statement is issued by the Conference.
I avail myself [etc.]
- A copy of the instruction to the British Ambassador at Paris to make a similar approach to the French Government bears the following manuscript notation: “Telephoned Caffery Aug 1, 6:00 p.m.”↩