FRANCE: Actions Talk

President Roosevelt said that even talk of a civil administration for France must wait until more of France is freed. But:

In London, British and Gaullist representatives worked toward an agreement to transfer civil affairs in liberated French areas to Gaullist control, as soon as the military situation allows. In the background was the understanding that the U.S. would approve that kind of an agreement, so long as Washington does not have to come right out and say that it has recognized General Charles de Gaulle's Committee of National Liberation as the Provisional Government...

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