710. Consultation (2)/67: Telegram

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

2074. Department’s 1652, June 16 [17], 11 a.m. Under Secretary of State Woermann telephonically inquired this afternoon whether notes with respect to European possessions in the Western Hemisphere similar to the one received from the Embassy had been sent to other governments. In reply I read to him the statement with regard thereto contained in radio bulletin No. 146, June 19, 1940.53

  1. Radio bulletin No. 146 carried the statement that the Government of France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands “had been informed in the same sense”. No record of such a communication to the British and the Netherlands Governments has been found in Department files. The message may have been conveyed orally to the respective Embassies in Washington.