File No. 763.72119/745

The Minister in Greece ( Droppers) to the Secretary of State


393. For the President:

Your circular of August 18, 4 p.m. Venizelos informs me he has not seen authoritative statement of terms of peace made by the Pope. He has not observed in the press version any definite provision for restoring Servia, but even granting independence of Poland, restoration of Belgium and some compromise with France concerning Alsace-Lorraine, peace on these conditions would leave Germany substantially triumphant giving Germany a clean sweep of power through the Balkans to Bagdad. Such a peace would be disastrous to the Entente Cordiale.