855.001 Leopold/5–1045: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

2495. From Murphy.71 Re my 2450 May 7, midnight.72 Leopold of Belgium was captured May 7 from armed SS73 guard at his residence near Strobl. With him are his wife, four children, two aides and some servants. A guard has been provided for the protection of the King and his family.

Sent Department as 2495 repeated to Brussels as 43.

  1. Robert D. Murphy, United States Political Adviser for Germany, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Schutzstaffeln, the German National Socialist Elite Guard.