800.414/5–445: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)

1855. Redeptelcirc March 31, 3 p.m. The Department desires that you invite the French Government to associate itself with the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in obtaining access to German archives in neutral countries and the other American Republics.

In this connection the Department hopes that the French Government will issue instructions to its representatives in the neutral countries and the other American Republics to support the action of the three other powers in the countries concerned.

As the Department has previously pointed out access to German archives should make available documents and records of great value in the effort to destroy the enemy’s intelligence network.