The Vice Consul at Valencia (Wallner) to the Secretary of State

35. Ugarte48 has just telephoned to report that Madrid was surrendered this morning by the National Defense Council whose members have all departed except Besteiro. The entry of the Nationalist troops is expected this afternoon but the city is already bedecked with Nationalist flags. There are no disorders and all Americans are believed safe.

Valencia quiet.

  1. Custodian of American Embassy premises at Madrid.