File No. 763.72112/269

The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State


662. Your circular September 24.2 The Foreign, Office replies to joint request that No. 28, paragraph 1, of the German prize ordinance of September 30, 1909, already provides that articles serving exclusively to aid the sick and wounded shall not be treated as contraband and may be requisitioned subject to payment compensation [Page 836] only in case of urgent military necessity and when their destination is to the territory of the enemy or to territory occupied by the enemy or to the armed forces of the enemy.

  1. Ante, p. 831.