711.00111 Lic. Wolf, Rudolf/51/48: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

176. Embassy’s 174, February 6, 3 p.m. Foreign Office states that the policy of the French Government is to prohibit the sending of arms, munitions, etc., to Spain. It assumes that the customs authorities have the power to refuse a permit for transshipment if there is any suspicion that the papers are not in order and the shipment is really intended for some other place. However, the Foreign Office will inquire on this point and advise the Embassy.

According to Consul Wiley the customs authorities at Havre have already refused two requests for the shipment of these planes, one to Varna, Bulgaria, and another to Marseille.