Department of the Army Files: Telegram

No. 840
The Chief of the Military Representation on the Allied Control Commission for Rumania (Schuyler) to the War Department

M 1285. …

1. Under Article 72 the ACC has required the delivery to Russia as “War Booty” of considerable quantities of industrial equipment including oil pipe, tubing and casing, on the ground that such equipment originated in Germany. I propose to protest that [the] application of this policy to any industrial equipment, regardless of its [Page 743] origin, which can be shown to have been actually purchased and paid for prior to 23 August 1944.3 I am informed that a similar protest has been made to the Soviet Government by the US Ambassador in Moscow.4

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  1. For the full text of this message, see document No. 812.
  2. Of the armistice with Rumania signed at Moscow, September 12, 1944 (Executive Agreement Series No. 490; 59 Stat. (2) 1712).
  3. i. e., before the surrender of Rumania.
  4. W. Averell Harriman. See vol. i, document No. 323.