Paris Peace Conference 184.01502/39: Telegram

The Chargé in Denmark (Grant-Smith) to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

399. Following from Libau:

Greene 31, June 1st. General critical conditions here and especially after six days in Riga and vicinity I consider it advisable to allow the increase of Russian volunteers serving under Prince Lieven, this increase to come from Russian prisoners in Germany. Lieven’s force has already been augmented from this source, but have the Associated Governments any objections to its increase to 5,000 men? I understand British Mission Berlin has limited the number prisoners available for Lieven. I am recommending only from the local viewpoint. Greene.”