740.00119 EW/5–445: Telegram

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

[Extracts]77

2345. For Matthews78 from Murphy.78a

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Regarding Czechoslovakia the British of course are pressing for continued advance into that country and it looks as if we may advance up to the line of the Moldau79 for operational reasons. British reasoning explains their proposals for a civil affairs agreement with the Czechs which they have been promoting. It should be noted that the proposed agreement is between the Supreme Commander and the Czech Government and not between the Czechs and the United States and British Governments. [Murphy.]

Caffery
  1. For remainder of this telegram, see vol. iii, p. 775.
  2. H. Freeman Matthews, Director of the Office of European Affairs.
  3. Robert D. Murphy, U.S. Political Adviser for Germany.
  4. In Czech, the Vltava River.