760H.68/5–2145: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, to the Secretary of State

2280. Brit authorities Athens report that Yugos are said to be evacuating civilians from frontier villages in Monastir Gap area and moving in troops and equipment.

Rumors of Yugo troop movements towards frontier add [and?] southwards generally continue unconfirmed. Brit intelligence estimate Yugo strength now on or near frontier at two divs. In event of major concentration of Yugo troops in or near Greek frontiers Brit Fourth Indian Div are not now tactically disposed and Scobie2 has requested AFHQ2a directive on action of Brit troops and troops under Brit command should Yugos take action across Greek frontier.

  1. Lt. Gen. Ronald M. Scobie, General Officer Commanding British Forces in Greece.
  2. Allied Force Headquarters (Caserta).