740.0011 European War 1939/32222: Airgram

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

A–975. Reference my A–974, November 27, 11:15 a.m.2 There is quoted below for the Department’s information the text of my note no. 256 of November 27, 1943, delivered to the Minister of Foreign Relations in accordance with the Department’s instructions:


“It is with the deepest regret that my Government has learned of the unprovoked and barbarous attack recently made by a hostile force against the Colombian schooner Ruby and of the savage shooting of Colombian citizens contrary to all recognized rules of civilized warfare.

“My Government instructs me to express to Your Excellency its deepest sympathy for this act of vandalism against Colombian citizens and property. On behalf of this Embassy I also wish to convey to you our most sympathetic condolences on this occasion.

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“I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration.”

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