740.0011 European War 1939/24678: Telegram

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

651. I have been informed by the Saint from a person who was present at a secret meeting for the Chiefs of the Legion and Youth Movement that George Ognijkauf charged with a permanent propaganda mission in North Africa by the Secretary of State for Information said that the Vichy Government knows that an American aggression against North Africa is imminent and that the Germans had notified Vichy that while they had not intervened to protect outlying French possessions they would do so for North Africa.

Repeated to North African offices and Vichy.