JMAS-52 North Africa

Documents from 20 December 1940 to 04 June 1942

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-52
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.D-01-52
Original Record Code
FELIX FRANKFURTER PAPERS, MONNET, JEAN 1940-1958
Extent and Medium

29

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Material concerning situation in North Africa, includes: documents dealing with recommendations for French military action in the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean,- note to Felix Frankfurter from Jean Monnet, enclosing information on the issue of arming French forces in North Africa with American equipment,- memorandum regarding the asassination of Admiral Darlan and the ensuing political and administrative vacuum, Jean Monnet emphasises need for a solemn declaration to establish a Co-ordinating Council with General Giraud as its chairman to deal with civilian administration which would safeguard the rights and interests of the French people | draft paper by Herbert Feis, State Department, on military situation in North Africa regarding need for allied co-operation with French in the task of liberating Europe | material regarding General Giraud's abrogation of the Cremieux decree, concerns status of Algerian Jews regarding citizenship and Edouard de Rothschilds stance against it. Felix Frankfurter and Dean Acheson seek clarification on situation.

Conditions of Access and Use

Languages

English

Type of Archival Materials

Textual

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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