740.00111A Combat Areas/140: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

265. Personal for the President from Naval Person.14

“I gave orders last night that no American ship should, in any circumstances, be diverted into the combat zone round the British Islands declared by you. I trust this will be satisfactory.”

  1. Code name for Winston Churchill, British First Lord of the Admiralty.