File No. 656.119/182a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )


5860. For House:

Question of the requisitioning of Dutch ships is being again urged. Request that you discuss matter with British and French authorities in order to find out their views as to political effect of such action, also the views of the military and naval authorities on this question, having in mind the possibility of Holland turning to Germany if ships are requisitioned.

From Polk for Auchincloss:

Let me know if there is any particular information or news that you want from here. Public much interested in proposed inter-Allied military conference and the fact that we are to be represented. An important message is being sent House by Page from Rome.