740.00116 European War 1939/7: Telegram

The Ambassador in Poland (Biddle) to the Secretary of State

246. Department’s 52, September l.19 My 245, September 1. For the President and Secretary.

With further reference to President’s message Beck imparted (but not for publication) that strict instructions described my previous cable had been issued with initial mobilization orders. Moreover consistent with Polish restraint not one Polish plane had crossed over German territory during today’s fighting.
Beck was concerned and was investigating reports that 70 civilians were killed in Lwów and considerable damage done in Gdynia as result of unprovoked air attacks.
  1. See footnote, 15, p. 541.