The French Yellow Book

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No. 318 :
M. Coulondre, French Ambassador in Berlin, to M. Georges Bonnet, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Berlin, August 31, 1939.

(Received by telephone at 11.30 p.m.)

WE are faced with a new manoeuvre to make Poland appear as if she is trying to evade any attempt at a peaceful settlement.

In order to frustrate this manoeuvre and to throw into relief the method used, it is enough to emphasize that, despite the tone of the German note, the conditions which it embodied and the ultimatum-like form in which it was couched, the Polish Government has not sought to avoid the conversation, but has on the contrary given its agreement in principle in the communication which M. Lipski made to Herr von Ribbentrop.


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