740.00119 European War 1939/2418: Telegram

The Ambassador to the Yugoslav Government in Exile (MacVeagh) to the Secretary of State

Yugos 80. Instead of proceeding as stated in my Yugos 79, April 3, 5 p.m.,49 Lord Moyne is tonight sending the following message to Marshal Antonescu from the British Government:

  • “1. In your message transmitted through Theodorescu50 you asked upon what assistance from the air Rumania can count if she resists the Germans. In reply we are willing to bring powerful air attack to bear on such targets as you suggest.
  • 2. You also asked whether the Allies can make some helpful declaration of policy to assist you in producing will to fight among Rumanians. Mr. Molotov has now made a clear declaration of which you are no doubt aware.
  • 3. You must therefore reply at once whether you accept the proposals of the Soviet Government with which the other Allies are fully associated.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. Possibly Col. Tr. Teodorescu, Rumanian Military, Naval, and Air Attaché in Turkey.