Sunday, August 28, 2016
ADSS 1.183 Valeri to Maglione: French PM Speech
ADSS 1.183 Valerio Valeri, France, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.
Reference: Telegram 140
Location and date: Paris, 03.09.1939
Summary statement: Speech by the Prime Minister, expressed moderation towards Italy and with the allusion to the message of the Pope.
Speech given by President of Council (1) in Parliament impressed by expressions sympathy towards Italy and with declaration that France, although ready for war, will not refuse peace proposals in extremis. Many have seen in this allusion generous efforts of the Holy Father.
(1) Eduoard Daladier (1994-1970), French Prime Minister