740.00114A European War 1939/232: Telegram

The Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the Secretary of State

158. Following telegram sent to the Embassy Madrid January 27, repeated for your information:

January 27, 10 p.m. Major Bernadoni has informed me from Melilla that he is concerned about our soldiers at Tauima. He states that local feeling has suddenly become very unfriendly and that their removal would obviate the occurrence of incidents which may have serious consequences.

I discussed this matter again with Castillo18 in the absence of the High Commissioner today and he promised to recommend at once to Jordana19 that the men be sent at once to Spain and that if this were not immediately possible they be sent near Tangier.

  1. Cristobal del Castillo, Spanish Consul General at Tangier.
  2. Gen. Francisco Gomez Jordana, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs.