Roosevelt Papers: Telegram
President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill 1
Number 658. Top Secret and Personal from the President for the Prime Minister.
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In regard to paragraph six of your 825,3 there should be no difficulty for us in equipping so much of a French occupation force as they may need in a disarmed Germany from the military equipment that we will take from the German Army when it surrenders or is destroyed.
In any event, I have at the present time no authority under which it would be possible for me to equip any post-war foreign army, and the prospect of getting such authority from the Congress is more than doubtful.