851.00/1–2948: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France

us urgent

297. Urtel 515 rptd London as 61.1 Dept increasingly concerned by atmosphere of crisis prevailing in Paris and its disintegrating effects on coalition. Your talk with Blum approved. Do not hesitate approach Blum again or other leaders whose parties show signs of bolting whenever you feel this action would be salutary.

Gallman may wish indicate in proper quarters our concern lest things get out of hand in Paris at this time.

Sent Paris as 297; rptd London as 317.

  1. Dated January 29, p. 613.