740.0011 European War 1939/7–744: Telegram

The Acting Representative to the Provisional Government of the French Republic at Algiers ( Lawton ) to the Secretary of State

2307. From Murphy. The CinC10 has requested advice at the instance of General Eaker11 regarding the status of the Republics of San Marino and Andorra and the Principalities of Monaco and Liechtenstein. General Eaker is particularly desirous of knowing [Page 293] whether German troops and matériel passing through those states could be attacked from the air. Admiral Cunningham12 also points out that Monaco is of capital importance because in addition to the port it is on the main road and railroad from Italy to France. Department’s guidance is requested. [Murphy.]

  1. Commander in Chief, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  2. Lt. Gen. Ira C. Baker, U.S. Army, Air Commander in Chief of Mediterranean Allied Air Force.
  3. Adm. John Henry Dacres Cunningham, British Allied Naval Commander, Mediterranean Theater.