740.0011 European War 1939/8298: Telegram

The Minister in Yugoslavia (Lane) to the Secretary of State

93. Am advised by high Government source that Cvetkovic is going to Berlin this week. Same source indicates rising disinclination of Army leaders to resist in event of German demands. He said “it is by no means certain that Yugoslav Government will resist aggression.”

Fears are borne out by silence of Prince Paul, who promised to communicate with me early this week, and by my inability to see Cvetkovic. See my 81 and 83.24

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