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I would take Weygand over to America and blanket him. People like him are best liquidated and we should try and find some energetic officer to put in his place. Given his title it was natural that, until an official representative to de Gaulle could be appointed, he acted as unofficial liaison with the Free French. He sent highly positive reports back to Washington and did his 26 Anglo-American Policy towards the Free French best to interest the State Department in Free France. In April 1941 he asked Ben Burman, who was going to Free French Africa on behalf of the United Press and Readers Digest, to investigate the situation there, and Burman did indeed send a glowing report.

It had been done primarily, he maintained, in order to help the British in their policy towards the Arabs. 5 There is no doubt then that even before Syria was attacked, a certain half-heartedness was displayed on both sides. The Free French were not terribly enthused by this proclamation of independence while the British military did not consider the Free French to be equal partners. The situation only worsened when it became clear that Vichy was determined to resist and that their hostility was primarily directed against the Free French.

Because they had not registered his birth with French authorities, Spears was denied French citizenship and forced to be British. He reconciled his British nationality with his mystic love of France in a strange way: he could be French while remaining British through the military alliance of the two countries. When France fell, only de Gaulle gave him the possibility of maintaining that alliance, and he threw himself into the organization of Free France. The problem was that he wanted to direct the movement himself, and the only way he could do this, given his role, was to assert British control.

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