The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Gallman)
3007. On Thorp’s68 request Makins69 of Brit Embassy called. He was told that the U.S. protests urgently the reported cut in exports of coal from Brit zone Germany as unjustified in view present high German consumption, especially in Brit zone. U.S. feels exports should be increased in April, especially in view American coal strike. U.S. also believes food rations of mine workers in Germany should and can be restored to pre-March 1 levels without significant drain on German food supply. U.S. will shortly present to Brit and Fr proposals for division of Ger coal involving substantial increase in share of U.S. zone and exports.
Sent to London as 3007 repeat[ed] to Berlin as 843 and Paris as 1563.