123 Biddle, Anthony J. D./242: Telegram

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

105. Your telegram No. 34, June 24, 11 a.m. The Government now plans to leave Saturday morning early for Royat near Clermont-Ferrand. The Foreign Office will be located at La Bourboule some 35 miles away and the Diplomatic Corps at Mont-Dore some 5 miles from the latter.

No instructions have yet been received with respect to my staff.

Unless contrary instructions, therefore, are received by Friday evening they will all, including the Military and Naval Attachés, proceed Saturday morning to Mont-Dore.

Bordeaux will probably be formally “occupied” by the Germans Saturday or Sunday.