881.00/1610: Telegram

The Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake) to the Secretary of State

Entire Spanish zone in hands of anti-Government forces. Order and calm prevail throughout zone. Frontiers now open for passengers and traffic other than Spanish. Airplane from Spain bombed Tetuan and Larache, causing few casualties. Spanish aviation corps in Morocco refused to join insurrection and destroyed planes. Officers [Page 441]arrested. Coordination between movement in Morocco and Spain proceeding on extending scale, General Franco directing in Spanish zone. Reported here that all Andalusia now in hands of anti-Government forces after reduction of Cadiz yesterday by Spanish Foreign Legion from Ceuta.

Blake