862t.01/408: Telegram

The Ambassador in Germany (Houghton) to the Secretary of State

103. Embassy’s 63, March 29, 3 p.m. In course of informal conversation with Von Haniel Saturday morning, he asked me whether any word from Washington had been received. He repeated that [Page 218] the view of the German Government regarding presence of American troops on the Rhine was unchanged and emphasized that he believed it essential that General Allen be left enough troops to hold Coblenz.