740.00115 European War 1939/295: Telegram

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

522. Pertinent portion last paragraph Berlin’s 46, February 2, 9 a.m., to Brussels13 communicated to Australian Government through Consul General at Sydney who in a telegram dated March 4 states that the Department of External Affairs has assured him that the seven German women interned in Australia have all now been released; that the Commonwealth Government has also decided that no restriction will be placed upon the return of any German woman to Germany should she desire it; and that the Commonwealth Government has under consideration the question of treatment of males under 18 and over 60 and will inform him of its decision when reached. Department will communicate decision to you when received.

Repeat to Berlin and inform Foreign Office.

  1. See telegram of February 2, 10 p.m., from the Chargé in the United Kingdom, p. 187.