No. 321  NAI DFA Secretary's Files A2

Memorandum from Joseph P. Walshe to Eamon de Valera (Dublin)
'German Minister: Recognition of French Committee'

DUBLIN, 15 September 1943

In the course of a conversation with the German Minister to-day, he said he hoped that we were not going to give even a tacit recognition to the French Committee.

Without admitting his right to introduce that issue, I told him that our anxiety was to avoid rows in this country between different groups of Frenchmen. Laforcade would remain French Minister until he was dismissed by Vichy. A new situation would then arise but we did not propose to worry about events which were still purely hypothetical.

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