740.00112 European War 1939/6497: Telegram

The Minister in Portugal (Fish) to the Secretary of State

1101. From Murphy. I received last evening Department’s 256, August 19, 9 p.m. to Casablanca regarding British desire to enjoy publicity in French North Africa concerning British participation in the American supply program for that area.

Much would depend, it seems to me, on the nature of the publicity campaign undertaken. It is suggested that the British be requested to submit for the Department’s consideration an outline of whatever program they wish to undertake in order that study might be given the matter to insure that the British program does not conflict [Page 365] with whatever American publicity the Department may contemplate. I should be grateful for an opportunity to discuss this question after arrival in Washington which should be approximately August 29. [Murphy.]