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The Chargé in France ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

1471. Regarding recent release of Bela Kun and Warta by Austria, Dr. Nansen now in Paris states that these men are now confined in Germany. Austria asked permission of the German Government to send them through Germany to Russia. The German Government refused. Austrian Government then disguised them as Russian prisoners of war. They succeeded in reaching northern port and embarked with another prisoner on German vessel without being detected. After departure of vessel German Government learned of their identity and destroyers were sent to remove them from vessel. This was done and they were taken from vessel and brought back to Germany where they are now confined.