File No. 763.72/1542

The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

209. Hear Greece is greatly excited over assumed early capture Constantinople and will probably move when this appears assured. Allies reported hopeful Roumania and Bulgaria will also now take field. Learn that informal suggestions have been made by representatives of several other neutral powers to Italy that it might be well now for neutral powers to act in concert and address identical notes to belligerents but Italy does not desire to take part in collective action, her surmised reason being that she wishes to remain free feeling she can thus gain more. Hear Germany irritated because Austria refuses to accede her reported request that the Trentino be conceded to Italy.

Nelson Page