740.0011 European War 1939/33270: Telegram

Mr. Harold H. Tittmann, Assistant to the Personal Representative of President Roosevelt to Pope Pius XII, to the Secretary of State

51. My 44, 11th.10 Vatican note today states according to reliable information just now reaching Holy See there are no German artillery positions or other military equipment in proximity of Papal Villa Castel Gandolfo which can constitute objective for Allied Air Forces and asks that my Government be informed in order that bombing of that zone be avoided and danger to Villa, which at present is sheltering several thousand civilians evacuated from neighboring towns, be removed.

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