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The Chargé in Denmark ( Schoenfeld ) to the Secretary of State

5. Instructions obtained by O’Grady57 during his recent sojourn in England appear to extend scope of negotiations with Litvinoff in that, it is understood, British Government is willing now to make every effort to procure repatriation Russian prisoners of war in various European countries besides considering exchange of prisoners in Russia and England respectively. O’Grady stated that a corollary of this is the possibility of repatriation all West European and Scandinavian nationals in Russia. He seems hopeful of being able to conclude negotiations before the end of January.

  1. James O’Grady, Labor member of the British Parliament, empowered to negotiate with Litvinov respecting exchange of war prisoners.