880.00/9–2347: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

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4118. With reference to my several telegrams concerning my talks with the French on subject of North African situation I have now received from Chauvel a complete Foreign Office folder (including memorandum and 25 detailed appendices) on French policy concerning Moroccan and Tunisian protectorates.

I consider that the information contained in these papers is on the whole most encouraging and generally in line with the recommendations of North African meeting held Paris June 16–19, 1947.

Detailed analysis going forward by airmail despatch1 within 4 hours and full report2 as soon as possible thereafter.

Sent Department 4118, repeated Tangier 38, Rabat 19, Tunis 23, Algiers 71.

  1. Infra.
  2. See despatch 9644, September 19, supra.