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The Minister in Sweden (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

1701. Legation has noted considerable disappointment among local Danish refugees, who now total about 14,000 and include some hundred of military age and anxious to join Allied war effort, that recently instituted American plane service to Scotland is carrying only Norwegians. This is obviously a problem for Allied High Command and Legation presumes it is basically due to absence any central Free Danish organization which could negotiate with British and American military authorities. Legation believes Department, Danish Legation Washington and Allied military should be informed regarding this situation, as number of Danish refugees in Sweden is now about two-thirds Norwegian total, and many young Danes must sit by and watch their Norwegian friends depart, inevitably obtaining impression that they are not “wanted” by the Allies, with consequent bad effects on whole Danish Activist movement.