763.72116/608a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp )9

6381. Inform the French Foreign Office that this Government has received the following communication through the Swiss Legation from the Government of Bavaria:

“The Government of the Republic of Bavaria begs to request that a Bavarian mission be permitted to establish the destructions in Belgium and Northern France occasioned through the occupation of these regions by German troops.”

In delivering this note, the Swiss Minister stated that he had received a telegram from his Government to the effect that Bavaria was anxious to send a mission of prominent Bavarians into Belgium and France to make a careful report of the damage done to those countries, which report could be used in connection with the elections in Germany to the constituent assembly.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date to the Minister in Belgium as Department’s No. 326.