740.0011 E.W./1–1845: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

462. Crown Prince Olav has had conversations with me and with high War Department officials regarding plans for dispatch of an all Norwegian expeditionary force to northern Norway. Please consult with Ambassador Osborne with respect to his Noweg 10, January 1865 and related telegrams and endeavor to ascertain from the British Foreign Office its views. I assume that if the Norwegian project is approved by the British from the political standpoint the British will present the project to the Combined Chiefs of Staff through the British Joint Chiefs.

For your own information, our feeling here is that while the project has political aspects and would not be disapproved by us from the political standpoint it is primarily a military matter principally of British military interest.

  1. Not printed; it reported that the Norwegian Crown Prince had taken to Washington a revised plan for military intervention in northern Norway different from the one already rejected by the British (740.0011 EW/1–1845).