File No. 855.48/172

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


538. Your 528, January 29. Foreign Office has given assurance that it will make no objection to shipment cargo Argentina maize to Rotterdam for distribution relief of Belgian and French people in territory controlled by the Germans. In consenting to this and other similar shipments for like purposes and expressing its sympathy for sufferers, French Government reserves its approval because of belief that indirectly in some instances equivalent amount foodstuffs have been sent out of Belgium to Germany.