123 Biddle, Anthony J. D./231: Telegram

The Deputy Ambassador in France (Biddle) to the Secretary of State

68. My telegram No. 66, June 22, 10 a.m.84 It appears highly probable that the German terms will be accepted and that any plans of the Government to move elsewhere have been abandoned. We may expect German occupation of Bordeaux immediately. It would seem that my mission, Deputy Ambassador near the French Government, is about to terminate. I therefore respectfully request that you cable me immediately whether I should stay, if absolutely necessary, at Bordeaux or endeavor to [go to?] Spain to await further instructions.

I assume that in the absence of contrary instructions, it is your wish that the members of the Paris Embassy attached to my staff, including Naval and Military Attachés remain here, to return to Paris with the French Government to rejoin Ambassador Bullitt if and as soon as practicable.

Please inform War and Navy.

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