740.0011 European War 1939/6500: Telegram

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

3653. My 3639, November 5, 7 p.m. The Greek Minister informed me last night that he had been intrusted by his Government to make an appeal to the United States Government through this Embassy for its approval and support of the Greek requests for war requirements. M. Simopoulos73 said that the request would be made of course directly to the Department by the Greek Minister in Washington, but that he had been specially instructed to parallel the request here. I also understand from the Minister that his Government does not contemplate sending a special purchasing or procurement mission to the United States, but that they hope to make arrangements whereby Purvis, the British purchasing agent, will likewise act on behalf of the Greeks.

  1. Charalambos Simopoulos, Greek Minister in the United Kingdom.