File No. 763.72114/2929
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7.25 p.m.]
7325. Howland and Dresel have telegraphed you their disapproval of Harte’s comprehensive scheme to feed prisoners. They report to me that they can make no practical progress with British Government because of Harte’s scheme which the British Government knows. They ask me to take up subject of feeding Russian and Servian prisoners in Germany with the Foreign Office. Please instruct me. The British Government will ask among other questions whether enormous food supply [will be] required and [whether] we can guarantee transaction, and precisely what machinery of distribution can be set up to insure that food reaches prisoners and nobody else.