Paris Naval Staff Representative To Navintel

Identifier

WWP25406

Description

Austria-Hungarian fleet may sail to Corfu under a white flag.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Relation

WWP25405
WWP25405
WWP25407
WWP25408

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

X 31 X 23 XX--8899

TRANSLATION

From: Paris Naval Staff Representative
To: Navintel

8899. Following has been sent- quote- To Admiral Niblack and Captain Nelson of the U.S.S. Leonidas, following instructions are issued by French, British, Italian, and United States Governments- quote- Commander in Chief or Senior Naval Officer in presence (period) Until further notice you are not to attack ships of Austria-Hungarian fleet in port (period) Take measures to insure the passage of these ships which may come to Corfu under the white flag to place themselves at your disposal (period) You may expect to receive radio messages from Pola advising you of their departure- unquote- (period) Clemenceau on behalf of the four governments is to send following reply to offer of Jugo-Slav Committee to send fleet to Corfu - quote- Reponse a vetre telegramme (period) Avec saluts d'amitiés nous vous invitiens à rendre glement a Corfu sues drapean blanc puur mettre ves batiments a’ la disposition du en chief des force navales ally (period) Advertessez par telegraphie-sans-fil le commandant a’ Corfu du moment de vetre depart et arrive’e (period) signed Colonel House (comma) Lloyd George (comma) Orlando (comma) Clemenceau.
17502 8899.

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Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1344A.pdf

Collection

Citation

Jackson, Richard H. (Richard Harrison), 1866-1971, “Paris Naval Staff Representative To Navintel,” 1918 November 7, WWP25406, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.