859.01/5–545: Telegram

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

2407. From Murphy.36 SHAEF is anxious to initiate through the SHAEF mission to Denmark negotiations with the government set up by Buhl37 regarding a civil affairs agreement. Understand the British Government intends to accord the Buhl government early recognition. Would appreciate urgently an indication of the Department’s attitude toward the Buhl government. [Murphy.]

  1. Robert D. Murphy was United States Political Adviser for German Affairs at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, at this time located at Versailles. Communication with the Department of State was handled through the American Embassy in Paris.
  2. A cabinet headed by Vilhelm Buhl took office on May 5.