File No. 841.857Ar1/24a

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

[Telegram]

2105. Please informally inquire of the Foreign Office whether any report has been made to the German Government on the torpedoing and sinking of the British steamship Arabic. Without inviting an explanation you should give Von Jagow an opportunity to explain the attack which we are advised was without warning. Report fully the substance of your conversation.

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