JMAS-38 War-time Diplomacy/CollaborationDocuments from 16 May 1939 to 21 December 1939
Content and Structure
Material concerning the US position on Anglo-French practical war-time collaboration, includes: documents on joint Franco-British purchasing agency, details of airplane orders and costs, French and British production statistics
letter from Jean Monnet to Sir Ed Bridges, British Secretary of the War Cabinet regarding the creation of Anglo-French Councils for armament, aviation, food and maritime transport each with permanent Executive Committees,- communications from Ambassador Bullitt to Roosevelt endorsing the idea of a joint Franco-British purchasing mission to US, asks if would get same reception as Jean Monnet got in 1938,- letters from Bullitt to FDR regarding airplane production, winning the war and René Pleven's mission to US on behalf of joint purchasing agency to organise production of planes,- Bullitt felt extra planes were necessary to win the war so he asked FDR to put Pleven in contact with Capt. Collins of Procurement division.
Conditions of Access and Use
The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA