740.0011 European War, 1939/691: Telegram

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

1746. I have just been informed that at the Council of Ministers this evening it was decided to propose to the British Government that the British and French Ambassadors in Berlin should be instructed tonight to call at the German Foreign Office tomorrow morning and state that they could not wait longer than 7 o’clock tomorrow evening for a reply to their démarches of yesterday.

If the British Government should agree to the proposal of the French Government we may therefore expect Germany to be at war with France and England tomorrow, Sunday night.