740.0011 European War, 1939/394: Telegram

The Minister in Rumania ( Gunther ) to the Secretary of State

206. Following from Biddle.

“8, September 16, 6 p.m.

Polish Government is leaving Poland by airplane via Rumania for a town in France not yet designated following precedent established by Belgian Government during World War and it is hoped and expected that all missions accredited to Polish Government will remain so accredited and will join it in the nearest future.
I am now at Cernauti with entire staff since all missions were requested by Polish authorities to leave Kuty and Zaleszczyky.16
Rumanian Government will today make démarche requesting missions accredited to Polish Government to leave Rumania as soon as possible. The Embassy is therefore leaving Cernauti for Bucharest where it will await Department’s instructions as to its further movements. In view of attitude of Rumanian Government I respectfully urge that such instructions be expedited. Biddle.”
  1. Polish frontier town northeast of Kuty.