740.0011 European War 1939/6612: Telegram

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

Referring to my telegram dated October 31. Libreville taken by De Gaulle forces November 10 by air and sea attack. General Tetu taken prisoner. De Gaulle reports very little bloodshed, insists that no British forces took part, sees possibility of retaliatory measures against Pointe-Noire and Fort Lamy by Dakar troops.

The Governor General of the Belgian Congo gave a very strong pro-British pro-De Gaulle Armistice Day address.