File No. 763.72114/2801a

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


815. Please inquire through Spanish Embassy, Berlin, whether the German Government is disposed to consider reciprocal release of sanitary personnel including medical officers, Red Cross nurses, stretcher bearers, etc., who are now or may in future be held as prisoners by either Government. A telegram to you to this effect was drafted some three weeks ago but does not appear, from the Department’s records, to have been sent. Please inform the Department whether you received such a telegram.