740.00115 European War 1939/261: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

335. My 331, February 7, 7 p.m., and Berlin’s 46, February 2, 9 a.m., to London.3a It appears that the proposals contained in the Department’s telegram 1107, September 29, 5 p.m.,4 concerning the treatment of civilian enemy aliens are now being given practical effect by the British and German Governments except as concerned able-bodied men of military age. I am orally advised by a competent official of the Foreign Office that a further note accepting the proposals for the release of such men made in the Department’s telegram and in the German memorandum of October 14 (Berlin’s 1727, October 16, 5 p.m.)5 is in course of preparation.

  1. For the latter, see telegram of February 2, 10 p.m., from the Chargé in the United Kingdom, p. 187.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1939, vol. i, p. 641.
  3. See telegram No. 1272, October 19, 1939, 2 p.m., to the Ambassador in France, ibid., p. 642.