Department of the Army Files: Telegram
The Chief of the Military
Representation on the Allied Control Commission for
Rumania (Schuyler) to the War
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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