File No. 763.72/6602

The Chargé in Rumania ( Andrews) to the Secretary of State


118. Ministers of France, England, Italy, Russia, and myself are sending following identical telegram:

The Prime Minister held a meeting to-day of the above representatives as well as the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States. He stated that after violent prolonged struggle which Roumanian Army, already seriously impaired, is sustaining it will need all help of the Allies to reconstruct itself either in Roumania or here. He asked us to address an urgent appeal to our Governments to obtain their unlimited help, which will manifest inter-Ally spirit, of [and?] especially indicated facilities by which Roumania could procure war materials from the United States via Vladivostok. The Allied representatives rendering homage to the heroism of the Roumanian Army and recognizing utmost of its present sacrificing for the common cause urgently [recommend that their Governments] come to an understanding regarding aid to be given for which specific request will be formulated by the military authorities.

The Prime Minister in inviting the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States to join the four representatives of the above powers showed that he realized not only the part that power is in position to play in the reconstruction of the Army but also of a friendly interest in her representative in Roumania and which manifested itself especially by recent visit General Scott’s mission.1

  1. See the Chargé’s telegram No. 90, July 6, ante, p. 130.