740.0011 European War 1939/10828

Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Assistant Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Alling)

Colonel Cox11 telephoned today to say he thought we might be interested in knowing that MID had just been informed by General von Boetticher, the German Military Attaché, that German forces had occupied the following islands in the Aegean Sea: Skyros, Myconas, Nikaria and Suda. Colonel Cox said that MID had been able to identify the first three islands, but they could not identify Suda. Upon investigation it appears likely that the island in question is probably Syros, but this is not certain.

  1. Lt Col. Walter Cox, Military Intelligence Division, War Department.↩