711.62114A/4–1345: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

2168. Foreign Office aide-mémoire April 11 confirms information contained Legation’s 2132 April 11 except that Allied Governments obligate themselves not to return such POWs to active duty rather than as indicated Legation’s 2132 “active duty against Germany”.

Swiss official states orally although Germans obviously referred only to German front, if they should be questioned this point, they would doubtless feel obliged to reply referred to all fronts.

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Repeated to London for Murphy referring 1081; Paris for Widewing B to Spaatz for McDonald attention Bradford and SHAEF for General Barker, referring 323, and Caserta referring 93.