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

44. Please expedite reply to Department’s no. 5630, December 3, 11 p.m. Specific information would be helpful regarding the alleged payment by the Greek Government for Australian wheat shipped as far as Egypt and held there by the British Government. Rumors regarding such wheat continue to circulate in Greece, and Axis propaganda has not failed to take advantage of them.