File No. 861.00/2202

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

[Telegram—Extract]3

269. … French Minister for Foreign Affairs cables French Embassy here that military conference Paris, June 3, decided to hold Murman first, then Archangel, if impossible simultaneously, and to land battalions American, British, French, Italian troops with necessary munitions and provisions to hold those ports, all troops being under British command until otherwise ordered. …

Francis
  1. Printed in full, ante p. 211.