File No. 868.51 War Credits /5
The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 21.]
Mr. Secretary of State: The Hellenic Government, which had filed with that of the United States an application for a loan, expressed the wish that we corroborate its declaration that it was at war with Germany.
My Government directs me to confirm to Your Excellency Mr. Politis’s declaration. He adds that Greece at present stands in great military need. It must call two classes to the colors if it would organize an army of 250,000 men so as to take an active part in the war and, in particular, reenforce the Army of the Orient.
The importance of the operations thus to be foreseen will not escape Your Excellency whom these considerations will surely, as my Government hopes, incline to take favorable action on the application for financial assistance filed by the Venizelos cabinet.
Be pleased to accept [etc.]