File No. 763.72/9315
The Ambassador in Italy ( Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 1.08 p.m.]
1491. … Signor Nitti makes a most earnest plea for American troops, even one thousand men, to be sent with the American flag to the Italian frontiers before any blow can fall at that point. He is of the opinion that this would be of enormous advantage, not only to Italy, but to the common cause, and this opinion I most earnestly endorse.