File No. 860c.00/10

The Assistant Secretary of State ( Phillips ) to the Secretary of State

Mr. Dmowski came to see me this morning and pointed out that if the Germans carried out their plan of evacuating all occupied territory the position of Poland would be desperate unless Allied troops could come in and take the place of the German troops, who at least were keeping the Bolsheviks from gaining the upper hand throughout Poland. If all military forces are removed from Poland, the Bolsheviks will enter, with the most terrible consequences; yet, if German troops do not leave Poland when the general evacuation begins, Mr. Dmowski fears that they will never leave. He went on and talked at length about the Polish needs, which I believe he has already submitted in writing to you and the President. It was the question of evacuation, however, which disturbed him the most at the present moment.

Sincerely,

W. Phillips