740.0011 European War 1939/32832: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Armour) to the Secretary of State

211. I am informed that local press representatives have been told by the Foreign Office to publish editorials preparing way for severance of relations with Axis. Press correspondents have been told to stand by for important announcement. Meanwhile radio stations are forbidden to mention subject. City is full of impending break fed by [Page 238] radio reports from abroad. Cabinet meeting is expected this afternoon with Farrell28 and perhaps Rawson29 present. Former returned by plane from inspection tour in northwestern Argentina.

  1. Brig. Gen. Edelmiro J. Farrell, Minister of War.
  2. Arturo Rawson, Argentine Ambassador to Brazil.