The Ambassador in Germany ( Dodd ) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 21—4 p.m.]
52. A curt reply announced in communiqué form was given today to the French Ambassador upon presentation of the French protest,54 to the effect that the foundation for the protest does not correspond with the facts and it must therefore be rejected by German Government. Unilateral abnegation of the treaty chief point in French as well as Italian note55 and it is understood latter answered similarly.