740.0011 European War 1939/10114: Telegram

The Minister in Greece ( MacVeagh ) to the Secretary of State

262. The Military Attaché reports that according to Greek headquarters and the British Military Attaché4a the Allied lines remain intact. Heavy pressure and continued intense activity against them by German aviation.

It is now clear that something like a panic took place in the Greek Army, Navy and Air Force in the rear areas the day before yesterday, heading up in the War Office and culminating in a crisis which led to the Premier’s suicide. Troops at the front seemed to have been unaffected and the situation is now apparently being rectified, disbanded units reassembled and abandoned facilities reoccupied.

Please inform War Department.

  1. Lt. Col. J. S. Blunt.