File No. 861.00/1268

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis ) to the Secretary of State


5. Martin 1 wires several hundred marines landed at Murman, more troops expected and that he participated by invitation in meeting with Russian, British, French officers who are organizing to defend Murman Railway from threatened or probable attack by Germans. He says that he saw a telegram from Trotsky approving of concerted action, and all regretted that no American officers on the ground to participate.

  1. Lieut, (later Capt.) Hugh S. Martin, assistant military attaché.