860c.85/7–2145: Telegram

No. 1127
The Assistant Secretary of State (Clayton) to the Acting Secretary of State1

secret

Victory–185. From Clayton.

Admiral Land, Mr. Dunn, and I have discussed Polish seamen’s strike2 (reurtels Nos. 73 and 743) and decided that WSA should take action parallel to British; that is, haul down Polish flag, run up United States flag, offer to sign on same seamen, and indicate that the action is temporary for the emergency situation.

  1. Sent over the signature of Byrnes.
  2. See ante, p. 163.
  3. Documents Nos. 1124 and 1125, respectively.