740.0011 European War 1939/24626: Telegram

The Consul General at Algiers (Cole) to the Secretary of State

644. For Murphy. Boyd73 has been informed by the Christian soldier74 who may be seeking both profit and pleasure that a cable from Rome to the Italian Armistice Commission here has been decoded by his bureau stating that an Anglo-American attack is expected during October against North Africa and for the Italian Commission to arrange for all to leave by the best means possible, Italian Consul General only to remain.

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The Saint reports his friends have learned Admiral Darlan is coming here only about October 14 instead of between October 5th and 10th.

  1. John H. Boyd, Vice Consul at Algiers.
  2. Code name for French contact.