Letter to Arthur Funk from H. Freeman Matthews, American Embassy, Netherlands, regarding the Vichy period in France (Jul...

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Title:
Letter to Arthur Funk from H. Freeman Matthews, American Embassy, Netherlands, regarding the Vichy period in France (July 22, 1955)
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Papers
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Unknown
Language:
English
Creator:
Matthews, H. Freeman, 1899-
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Box: 1
Folder: Autograph Correspondence (Arranged alphabetically)

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Spatial Coverage:
Europe -- The Netherlands -- The Hague

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
sobekcm - AA00005485_00001
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AA00005485:00001

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE
OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




ADDRESS OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS TO

American Embassy,
The Hague, Netherlands,
July 22, 1955.




Dear Dr. Funk:

On my return to The Hague a few days ago I found
your letter of July 8 to which I am happy to get off a
hurried answer.

With regard to recognition of the French Provisional
Government I think Roosevelt's continued delay was
largely a stubborn hangover from his earlier dislike of
and lack of confidence in de Gaulle. It is true I was
urging recognition at that time as were many others
but I do not recall that there was any specific reason
for President Roosevelt's change between October 20
and 23 other than his final realization that the decision
must be taken.

The change in President Roosevelt's position at Yalta
with respect to French representation on the ACC was
similarly the result of constant urging by his advisors.
All of us Byrnes, Stettinius, Hopkins, Harriman and
my humble self were working constantly to that end ever
since the conference began and some of us from long
before.

Trusting the work on your book goes well and with all
good wishes.

Very sincerely,



Dr. Arthur L. Funk,
c/o American Express Company,
Paris, France.