841.857 Athenia/95: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Kennedy )

823. Your 1462, September 6, 1 a.m.78 and 1463, September 6, 2 p.m. Please advise whether affidavits of any of the people interviewed by Commander Hitchcock and Captain Kirk were obtained. Please also instruct Consul Glasgow to endeavor obtain affidavits from a representative group of American survivors on circumstances of the sinking and particularly on the report that the disaster was caused by a submarine.

This information will be extremely important in connection with efforts to fix responsibility.

A similar telegram is being sent to Dublin.

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