811.348 Z 4/11

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

No. 2744

Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 2721 of July 1, 1921,45 I have the honor to forward herewith three copies, one of which is certified, of the Protocol signed on June 30, 1921, by the President of the Conference of Ambassadors and the German Ambassador in Paris relative to compensation for destroyed Zeppelins.

I have [etc.]

Sheldon Whitehouse
[Page 59]
[Enclosure—Translation]

Protocol of Agreement between the Principal Allied and Associated Powers and Germany Regarding Compensation for Destroyed Zeppelins, Signed June 30, 1921

As compensation for the seven dirigibles which Germany, by virtue of Article 202 of the Treaty of Versailles, should have delivered to the Principal Allied and Associated Powers and which were destroyed on June 23 and July 26, 1919, respectively, the undersigned, having been duly authorized:

Mr. Jules Cambon, Ambassador of France, President of the Conference of Ambassadors, in the name of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers, of the one part
and

Doctor Mayer, Ambassador of Germany at Paris, in the name of the German Government, of the other part,

Have agreed on the following:

1
—Germany shall deliver, in good airworthy condition to the Inter-Allied Aeronautic Commission of Control, the German diriggibles, Bodensee and Nordstern, to replace two of the dirigibles destroyed;
2
—The plans of all the dirigibles destroyed shall be delivered to the Inter-Allied Aeronautic Commission of Control, which shall determine, in accordance with the said plans, the value of the five dirigibles which are not replaced as above. The Allied and Associated Powers shall proceed to divide among themselves this sum which the German Government undertakes to pay them in gold marks. The German Government, nevertheless, shall have the right with respect to each one of the Allied and Associated Powers, but on condition that such Power consent thereto, to substitute, under conditions accepted by the Power concerned, instead of the payment in cash, the delivery either of a civil type of dirigible to be constructed or any aeronautical material which the said Power may indicate to the German Government.


  • Jules Cambon
  • Dr. Mater
  1. Not printed.