Monday, January 25, 2016
ADSS 1.156 Valeri to Maglione: avoiding conflict
ADSS 1.156 Valerio Valeri, France, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State
Reference: Telegram number 135 (AES 5869/39)
Location and date: Paris, 30.08.1939
Summary statement: French and UK negotiations with Germany offer hope; problem of Polish ‘intransigence’.
It appears to me that, after an exchange of notes between Hitler and Chamberlain, Britain and France would see a chance of avoiding a catastrophe.
This would, however, come up against the absolute intransigence of Poland.