File No. 868.48/6

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


338. Absolutely no flour, wheat, or bread in Greece at the present moment. Much hunger in evidence. About a thousand tons wheat [sic]. Situation serious and a little disquieting. Legation obtains supplies from French Admiral. I venture to suggest that our Government urge Allies to hasten supplies to Greece, also lifting blockade would make excellent impression. These suggestions primarily in the interest of Entente, not so much of Greece. The obstacle is General Sarrail who cannot, however, protect us in Athens.