740.0011 European War 1939/19019: Telegram

The Minister in Ireland ( Gray ) to the Secretary of State

9. Reference my No. 4.4 De Valera’s protest made against Maffey’s advice is probably inspired by left wing pressure and local political considerations. Few Irishmen realize the probable reaction of the American public to a protest against American troops coming overseas to fight their battle. Unless instructed by you to the contrary I intend to officially ignore the episode.

  1. Dated January 27, noon, p. 751.