M. Noël was French Ambassador in Warsaw from 1935 to the outbreak of war in 1939. Unhappily, when preparing these pages he had at hand neither the files of the Quai d'Orsay nor his own personal papers, both destroyed at the time of the invasion in 1940. Further, the documentation presented at the Nuremberg Trial was not yet available when he wrote. Nevertheless, he has much of importance to say about relations between Poland and France during the inter-war period and about the immediate origins of World War II. He is critical of the policy of his own government, and has a very low opinion of Colonel Beck.