File No. 763.72111/2008

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

[Telegram]

2060. To-day’s official report from headquarters on fighting around St. Mihiel states that captured French officer asserted that French artillery had unlimited quantities of American ammunition at its disposal.

Gerard

[For a discussion of the trade in war material in connection with the question of the Allies’ interference with trade between the United States and Germany, see the memorandum transmitted to the Secretary of State by the German Ambassador on April 4, 1915, and the Secretary’s reply of April 21, above, pages 157 and 160.]