860F.01/404: Telegram

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

3384. Your 2857, July 30, 1 p.m. and 2849, July 29, 11 [10] p.m. Note as directed was handed personally to Foreign Minister of the Provisional Government of Czechoslovakia yesterday together with aide-mémoire. Masaryk was out of town the day previous when your message was received. He expressed his deep appreciation both officially and personally for the action which our Government had taken.

I told the Prime Minister of action we were taking and advised him of the contents of the aide-mémoire as requested in your 2849. He said that he was very “happy” at our action and pleased that we had made the reservations set forth in the aide-mémoire.


[On September 17, 1941, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., was appointed Minister to the Czechoslovak Government established at London.]