860h.00/34: Telegram

The Special Representative ( House ) to the Secretary of State

163. Referring to 106 [120?]19a and 145.20 I have received the following reply from the French Foreign Office:

“I have the honor to inform you that the French Government is favorable to the presence, in regions of the former Austrian Hungarian Monarchy where the populations are partly Italian and partly Jugo-Slav, of troops belonging to the Allied countries who would not find themselves drawn into conflicts of nationality. The French Government can, therefore, only regard with pleasure the despatch of American troops to the territories where they will find French detachments beside them.”

Edward House
  1. Ante, p. 297.
  2. Supra.