File No. 855.48/492

The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Assistant Secretary of State ( Phillips )

My Dear Mr. Phillips : I have received a cablegram from the Foreign Office stating that provided only that Germany will allow Belgian relief ships to come to Rotterdam, His Majesty’s Government will see that relief work goes on and have no doubt that they will be able to make arrangements with the Spanish or Dutch Governments to safeguard it.

Would you kindly inform those interested of the above.

Believe me [etc.]

Cecil Spring Rice