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The High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol) to the Acting Secretary of State

186. Following from Smyrna repeated for the Department’s information:

“14th. Recommend Allies be urged to bring strong pressure to bear on Greece forcing her to accept refugees in Thrace or Macedonia. Conduct of Greek troops during retreat has rendered their locating in Asia Minor impossible. At same time immediate decision should be requested regarding transportation via Allied warships and transports, estimated number 300,000. Hepburn.”