File No. 763.72114/3413

The Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall) to the Secretary of State


2902. Information received from German Army administration, dated February 6, through Spanish Embassy, Berlin, states captured soldiers and sailors can wear either uniform provided by own Government, or clothing furnished for prisoners by German Government, consisting of cap, coat, trousers, overcoat of dark color, necktie, and footwear. Clothing must be marked with stripe of brood [khaki?] material 10 centimeters wide on left upper arm of coat, stripe 5 centimeters wide on seams of trousers, and band on cap. Military prisoners may also wear civilian clothing of black material sent from home if materials as stated. Appropriate clothing provided for special occupations. No particular uniform required for civilian prisoners. Every prisoner wear own personal clothing. These regulations clothing noted in connection with uniforms to be sent to Berne for American prisoners.