811.24551U/4a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) 25

3628. The War Department advises that approximately 1,500 United States Army troops are due to arrive at Pointe Noire about September 1. The majority of these troops will pass through French Equatorial Africa en route to other destinations. The War Department desires to station a small force at Pointe Noire. It requests that this matter be taken up with the French National Committee and that the permission of General de Gaulle be sought by General Bolte.

Welles
  1. Repeated to the Consul at Brazzaville as No. 85, August 3, 9 p.m.