740.0011 European War 1939/5291: Telegram

The Consul at Leopoldville (Mallon) to the Secretary of State

Referring to my telegram of August 24, the Governor of Tchad territory has declared for De Gaulle; the British Consul General officially informed that Cameroon took similar action today. Movement [Page 641]gathering momentum in Brazzaville despite strong opposition of Governor General Husson who has closed traffic between Brazzaville and Leopoldville. Colonel de Larminat still at Leopoldville endeavoring to effect capitulation of Governor General Husson and acquisition of all French Equatorial Africa for De Gaulle. Important developments are expected in the near future. Belgian Congo gaining confidence in British-De Gaulle movement in Africa.

Mallon