711.94114 Supplies/1–1945

The British First Secretary of Embassy (Gore-Booth) to the Assistant Chief of the Special War Problems Division (Kuppinger)33


Dear Mr. Kuppinger: With further reference to your letter of the 4th January34 regarding the continued use of a Soviet Pacific port for the trans-shipment of relief supplies for Allied nationals in [Page 1054] Japanese custody, I am sending you herewith the text of a telegram which the Foreign Office have addressed to His Majesty’s Ambassador in Moscow,35 from which you will see that His Majesty’s Ambassador has been instructed to acquaint the Soviet Government of the concern of the United Kingdom and British Dominions in the representations which the United States Ambassador at Moscow has made to the Soviet Government looking towards their consent to further shipments being made through the port of Nakhodka.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Gore-Booth
  1. Eldred D. Kuppinger, in acknowledging the receipt of this letter on January 26, included the substance of telegrams 173, January 18, 8 p.m., from Moscow, supra; 128, January 20, 7 p.m., to Moscow, infra; and 181, January 27, 8 p.m., to Moscow, p. 1054.
  2. See Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iv, p. 1197, footnote 23.
  3. Enclosure not printed; Sir Archibald J. K. Clark Kerr was the British Ambassador in the Soviet Union.