File No. 763.72/1490

The Minister in Denmark (Egan) to the Secretary of State


140. German Admiralty firmly resolved to starve England. Reliably informed that Germany has ready large supply new submarine boats. Is understood in Berlin German Government will be implacable until United States ceases to send munitions of war to the Allies.

German Government considers American opinion unjust in supposing that Germany wants more European territory. It would have American people understand that it wishes only colonial expansion and the right to commercial progress.

There is no question as to Germany’s not being able to put at least three million more men in the field.

American Minister