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No. 331 :
M. LÉON NÖEL, French Ambassador in Warsaw, to M. Georges Bonnet, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Warsaw, September 1, 1939. 1.50 p.m.

(Received at 5.58 p.m.)

M. BECK has just telephoned to me to emphasize:

1. The aggressive nature of the action directed against the Polish frontier by the German troops.

2. The fact that yesterday, at 730 p.m. in the course of an interview which he had himself requested, M. Lipski confirmed to Herr von Ribbentrop that Poland was still prepared to negotiate.

3. That German aircraft have this morning bombed a great number of localities.

M. Lipski has been instructed to ask for his passports.

The Government is putting into force the legislation prepared for application in war.

M. Beck also informed me that, in view of the circumstances, he left it to the French and British Governments to take proper account of the reply given yesterday by the Polish Government.


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