740.0011 Mutual Guarantee (Eastern Locarno)/21
The Ambassador in Germany (Dodd) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 3.]
Sir: Referring to despatches Nos. 1025 and 1032 of July 13 and 16 respectively,28 I have the honor to enclose further data in regard to the proposed Eastern Pact. From this it will be seen that the [Page 499] Germans object to the proposals, though apparently they are in no hurry to reply and seem to be waiting for other countries to make smoother the path of German rejection.
- Enclosures 1 and 2 consist of the English text of the proposals as delivered to the German Foreign Office by the British Embassy. The first document is the original French proposal, and the second the British amendments accepted by the French, which the former held would place Germany on a basis of equality with France.
- Enclosure 3 consists of a confidential memorandum of conversation between Dr. Meyer, Chief of the Eastern Division in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the Counselor of the Embassy,29 in which the former set forth the German objections to the proposals.
- Enclosure 430 comprises German press comment.