740.00115 European War 1939/293: Telegram
The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 28—2:30 p.m.]
485. My 331, February 7, 7 p.m. The following telegram has been sent to Berlin as 81, February 28, 6 p.m.
“British interests. A note of February 27 from the British Foreign Office after referring to the statement in your 30, September 14, 5 p.m.,12 that the German Government would base its treatment of the nationals of the Dominions on the treatment given in the Dominions to German nationals, and to the statement contained in the note of February 6 upon which paragraphs 1 and 2 of my 48, February 7, 7 p.m., were based that no obstacle other than that of consideration for national security would be placed in the way of the departure from certain British territories of German women and children and German males over 60 and under 18 years of age, continues:
‘Lord Halifax has now the honor to state that His Majesty’s Government in New Zealand likewise undertake that no obstacle other than that of consideration for national security will be placed in the way of the departure from the Dominion of New Zealand of German nationals falling within the categories mentioned in the preceding paragraph.’
Repeated to Department.”