740.00111 European War 1939/468: Telegram

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

2094. It is the opinion of the French Government that the cutting of communications between Poland and Rumania by the Soviet Government is designed to prevent a German attack on Rumania since the Soviet Government fears to have Germany on the Black Sea and would prefer to swallow the Rumanian Black Sea coast itself.

The impression is strong here that the Germans may make an almost immediate attack on the Netherlands. The Netherlands Minister has just been in contact with his Government on this subject and assures me that his Government has no fear whatsoever of immediate German attack.

The conversations between the French, British and Turks are progressing surprisingly satisfactorily from the French and British point of view.