875.00/122: Telegram

The Minister in Albania (Grant-Smith) to the Secretary of State

43. My telegram number 40 of May 4, noon. …

Arms are being distributed here to reserves and others. Movement on Scutari planned for this week. A portion of Tirana garrison of doubtful loyalty. Should south join rebels, which seems probable, telegraph lines would be cut. I recommend that a destroyer be sent to Durazzo for communication purposes. Copy to European Information Center.