The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 17—2:15 p.m.]
2351. Naval attaché informs me that he has received communication from Admiral Thaon di Revel, Chief of Staff of Italian Navy, requesting joint occupation of city of Spalato on Dalmatian coast by Americans, British, French and Italians to prevent repetition of disorders. Naval attaché has referred matter to Rear Admiral Bullard now reported to be in Dalmatian Islands. I feel that this is very important.