The Assistant Secretary of
) to the Assistant Secretary of War (
My Dear Mr. McCloy : I have studied your preliminary reply of June 211 to my letter of June 182 regarding German financing. As you may be aware, the whole subject was extensively discussed in a meeting in Mr. Mason’s office on June 25 which was attended by Colonel Davis and Lt. Colonel Foehl. At that meeting tentative agreement was reached on a proposal to be made to the British and Canadians later this week with respect to interim financing as related to the zonal issues.3[Page 478]
With respect to the type of imports to be financed, the Department believes that it is essential that a policy decision be reached at the highest level that the War Department should, for the reasons outlined in my previous letter, be responsible for all imports which serve the purpose of the United States Government in Germany.
There is attached a draft of memorandum covering both of these points.
- Document No. 337.↩
- Document No. 336.↩
- No evidence has been found in Department of State files to indicate that the anticipated conversations took place at this time.↩
- i. e., the agreement signed at London, November 14, 1944, as amended by a further agreement signed at London, May 1, 1945. For texts, see Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 3070; United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, vol. 5, pt. 2, p. 2062. Text of the agreement of November 14, 1944, also in Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 124.↩