810.20 Defense/1083: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia ( Braden ) to the Secretary of State

269. For Under Secretary. My telegram number 244, July 1 [2]. Having sensed diminishment in sympathy for the Nazis in their [Page 16] war against Russia, today at luncheon I renewed the subject with Minister of War who agreed with me and attributed this favorable development to the Pope’s failure to support Germany and to Russian successes. Nevertheless he still maintained that much of this feeling persisted and would revive strongly were the Nazis to have a rapid and overwhelming victory.