740.0011 European War 1939/2834: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany ( Kirk ) to the Secretary of State

1293. My number 1287, May 10, midnight. In announcing the refusal of the German Foreign Office to accept the Dutch and Belgian notes of protest a DNB58 report published in this morning’s press describes these communications as the “height of impudence, shamelessness and stupidity” and characterizes the Dutch and Belgian mention of an invasion of their countries as being “childish” in view of Ribbentrop’s statement of yesterday. According to DNB the Dutch Minister and the Belgian Ambassador have been requested to ask for their passports “in the usual proper form.”

  1. Deutsches Nachrichten Büro, German news agency.