740.00116 European War 1939/37: Telegram

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

1815. The Polish Ambassador tonight made a profoundly moving appeal to me to obtain [omission?] at once from the President a [Page 551] protest against German bombardments of open Polish towns and civilian populations.

The Polish Ambassador said that today the French General Staff had admitted to his Military Attaché that three-fourths of the German Army and three-fourths of the German Air Force were attacking Poland. Nevertheless French and British had not yet attacked Germany.

Poland because of this inactivity was in a desperate situation. He believed that unless France and England should attack immediately the Soviet Union would attack and annex eastern Poland.