368.117/102: Telegram

The Chargé in Greece ( Hall ) to the Secretary of State

50. New mobilization is affecting naturalized citizens of the United States of military age who have been unwise enough to visit their native land at this time. Exemption up to this time from military service of men who have served in our army was a courtesy obtained from Greek Government at critical time in their affairs and has [Page 170] proved to be one which has caused Greek Government much trouble as it was never extended to other nations. I have nevertheless induced Greek Government to continue to exempt classes which have never been demobilized since World War; they have reserved the right to consider new classes called as new mobilization for new war.