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

No. 2329

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of instruction No. 1123 dated December 6,57 in which the Department refers to an instruction of July 26, 1932, directing me to endeavor to furnish information concerning the Greek military service requirements. I have discussed this matter on several occasions with the competent officials of the Foreign Office who, in turn, have taken it up with the military authorities. So far it has been impossible to obtain any satisfactory answer. This is largely due to the unstable state of Greek governmental affairs which has existed since the national elections last September. Those responsible for the government’s policy are so taken up with pressing financial matters as to be indisposed to touch upon other subjects which are not of an urgent nature.

I realize that the Department would like to have this information at the earliest possible date and I will continue to endeavor to obtain an answer.

Respectfully yours,

Leland B. Morris
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