62. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State1

1393. 1. When I called on Lucet at his request at Foreign Office this morning, I found him tired and discouraged. (He hopes to get away on leave Tuesday morning after seeing Amb. Bohlen on Monday.) Lucet said he was forced to conclude that there existed very genuine resentment at French policies in US, and that there was a general distrust of France. He cited recent polls in this connection. He said US opinion did not seem to pinpoint its dissatisfaction with France but that there certainly was an increasingly unfortunate climate. I of course cited French policies on NATO and Vietnam as fundamental reasons for this unhappy attitude which he found in US.

  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL FR-US. Secret; Exdis.