740.0011 EW/5–645: Telegram

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

2417. I spoke this morning to General de Gaulle about the Val d’Aosta. He said that the French Government did hope at a later [Page 728] date to take up amicably and through regular channels with the Italian Government the question of very minor adjustments of the tracing of the frontier in that region but that France had no other ambitions whatever in that connection.

He complained that troops from Alexander’s14 armies had yesterday (I believe) blocked the access to French forces in that region, cutting their lines of supply et cetera.

Sent Department; repeated Rome 84.

  1. Field Marshal Sir Harold R. L. Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, and Head of the Allied Military Government in Italy.