In Britain's House of Commons a plain question at long last got a plain answer:
Laborite J. H. Martin: Will the French Committee of National Liberation administer liberated France?
Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden: Yes. Incidentally, we have no intention of dealing with Vichy under any circumstances whatever.
Did this forthrightness dispel the ambiguities in U.S. Secretary Cordell Hull's recent statement that Washington was disposed to let the Algiers Committee exercise leadership in France? Things actually were not that simple. Buck-passing Washington has passed the buck on the question of whom to deal...