740.00112 European War 1939/6575: Telegram

The Chargé in France (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

1310. Department’s 541, September 5, 1 p.m. Responsible foreign official confirms that an exception is made in the case of Germany.

He adds, however, that French Government will under no circumstances authorize any shipment of North African cobalt and molybdenum in French bottoms destined to Germany.

He again confirms as reported in my 1299, September 4, 1 p.m.48 that the 500 tons of cobalt at Nemours is still there, quite evidently due to German inability to secure means of transportation.

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