File No. 763.72/5552

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State


6544. My 6503, June 20,3 and 6543, June 26.1 Sims sends me by special messenger from Queenstown the most alarming reports of the submarine situation which are confirmed by the Admiralty here. He says that the war will be won or lost in this submarine zone within a few months. Time is the essence of the problem and [Page 112] anti-submarine craft which cannot be assembled in the submarine zone almost immediately may come too late. There is therefore a possibility that this war may become a war between Germany and the United States alone. Help is far more urgently and quickly needed in this submarine zone than anywhere else in the whole war area.

  1. Ante, p. 106.
  2. Not printed.