740.00119 EAC/5: Telegram

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

1913. From Murphy.8 I am informed by a responsible American correspondent that he learned from what he considers a reliable source that Bogomolov9 told de Gaulle10 a week before it was announced that France would not be a member of the new European Advisory Commission to sit in London, but for de Gaulle not to worry; Russia would see that France was taken care of. This correspondent added that he was told de Gaulle’s reaction to the incident was that Russia was seeking to play off the French against the Americans and British, and in increasing suspicion of Russian support. This report is passed along for what it may be worth, without definite evaluation.

Sent to Department, repeated to London. [Murphy.]

Wiley
  1. Robert D. Murphy, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in North Africa; Chief Civil Affairs Officer at Algiers; and U.S. Political Adviser, staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater.
  2. Alexander Efremovich Bogomolov, Soviet Ambassador to the Allied Governments in Exile at London.
  3. Gen. Charles de Gaulle, President of the French National Committee in London.