The French Yellow Book

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No. 321 :
M. LÉON NÖEL, French Ambassador in Warsaw, to M. Georges Bonnet, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Warsaw, September 1, 1939. 2.11 a.m.

(Received 5.10 a.m.)

THE fifteen points of the German claims broadcast tonight by wireless, call for the following comments:

1. Herr Hitler is trying by this broadcast to escape from the diplomatic negotiation in which, contrary to his methods, he got involved by Great Britain. It is thus important to make every effort if the Reich does not immediately attack Poland, to re-open the conversations between Berlin and London.

2. One is bound to conclude from the very text of this broadcast that if the plenipotentiaries had come to Berlin they would have been compelled to accept these terms, without the possibility of discussion.

3. Ethnographical maps show that in 1914 the region referred to in the broadcast was inhabited by a Polish majority.


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