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The Ambassador in Italy (Fletcher) to the Secretary of State

114. Following from Grant-Smith:

“Repeat to Department: 51, June 8, 4 p.m. The Prime Minister, War Minister and Commander of Gendarmerie fled to Durazzo today. Some hundreds of armed tribesmen still in Tirana. Local authorities will probably be able to maintain order.

Government forces in south routed. Insurgent forces expected to enter Tirana tomorrow.”