File No. 763.72119/1329
The Chargé in Switzerland ( Wilson) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 18, 4 a.m.]
2660. Baron von Trauttenberg of military branch Austrian Legation stated to reliable neutral that Austria was intensely desirous to break away from Germany and make a prompt and if necessary separate peace. He wondered whether President Wilson realized the difficulties which faced Austria in this connection and was ready to help Austria to attain this end.