124.51/177: Telegram

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

4283. Department’s 2667, October 5, 4 p.m. I have presented both to the State Secretary and to the Acting Chief of Protocol the difficulties experienced by our establishments in occupied territory with special reference to Paris and have furnished detailed data on the interruption or delay in courier communications with France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Norway. I was given the explanation that these difficulties were due to war conditions but was assured that the matter as presented would receive sympathetic study with a view to furnishing such facilities as might be found possible by the German authorities in the circumstances.