File No. 763.72119/1191
The Minister in the Netherlands ( Garrett ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10.41 p.m.]
1961. I learn that Hertling told the Dutch Minister at Berlin in answer to a question that he could riot have spoken otherwise than he did [about] Belgium; that public opinion would not let him promise the liberation of Belgium until promises had been made of the restoration of the German colonies.