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3043 Jan. 8 To the Ambassador Free transmission in the United
in France (tel.); States of mail and parcels for
(Rec'd dor in France (tel.) France gives instructions for
forwarding to prisoners postal
limited sums of money to ene-
statement that U.S. prisoners
will be treated like other pris850 Jan. 28 To the Ambassador Instructions to request Spain in Spain (tel.) to present to Germany U.S.
protest against ill-treatment
of U.S. prisoners.
(Rec'd Denmark (tel.) free transit of mail and par-
cels for prisoners of war.
[Rec'd in the Netherlands transit of mail and parcels to
or from prisoners of war.
[Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) the present, of mail and par-
cels to U.S. prisoners in
enemy countries. 1062 Feb. 12 From the Ambassa- German reply to U.S. protest dor in Spain (tel.) against ill-treatment of U.S.
prisoners. IX Feb. 13 From the Swiss Min- Germany now concedes U.S. Prinz 6 (Rec'd ister
prisoners the privilege of con-
versation without witnesses.
(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) nishing counsel in court pro-
ceedings against U.S. pris-
against U.S. prisoners. Inti
mation of reprisal in Nagel 160 Mar. 18 To the Swiss Minis- Privilege of conversing with ter
German prisoners without
witnesses is granted. 6976 Mar. 21 To the Ambassador Instructions to inquire what
in Great Britain assistance Great Britain will (tel.); mutatis mu- accord U.S. citizens in British tandis, to the Am- Army or Navy who may be bassadors in France captured by the enemy. and Italy
Mar. 20 From the Minister German Army regulations for
in the Netherlands America by Dutch-American
committee in Amsterdam for
the Netherlands committee to feed U.S. pris-
oners in Germany should be
rangements already made.
dor in France (tel.) posals for facilitating free Apr. 13]
transit of prisoners' mail.
may be captured, same as-
Army, who may be captured,
dor in Great Brit- U.S. citizens in British Army,
who may be captured, same
the Netherlands vise U.S. prisoners escaping
ing from Germany to report
vey to Germany U.S. protest
oners of their property.
United States regarding de-
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) transporting foodstuffs hither-
to carried free for prisoners.
half-rate charge for transport-
4199 Aug. 5 From the Minister Swiss Federal railways author
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) ized by Federal Council to
charge half rates on ship-
signments to prisoners consid
ered reasonable. Instructions. 2431 Aug. 12 To the Minister in Authorization to request SpanSwitzerland (tel.) ish Embassy, Berlin, to voice
U.S. protest to Germany
prisoners in reprisal camps. 4330 Aug. 15 From the Minister Removal of U.S. prisoners from
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) Tuchel to Rastatt. Spanish
Embassy, Berlin, requested
(Rec'd in Switzerland 24, protesting against U.S.
practice of taking finger
prints, etc., of German pris4929 Sept. 27 From the Minister Reasons for transfer of U.S.
Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) prisoners to Rastatt.
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) protected camps for U.S.
prints, etc., of U.S. soldiers;
oners in Germany.
U.S. protest to Germany
ARRANGEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF OFFICERS
524 June 12, To the Ambassador Spain requested to convey to 1917 in Spain (tel.) Germany U.S. proposal of re
ciprocal action regarding pay
for officer prisoners.
tention of Germany further
States regarding officers' pay.
ers discontinued until agree-
Feb. 27 From the Chargé in Summary of German proposal
U.S. reply to German pro
posal regarding officers' pay. Aug. 3 From the Minister Quotes German statement (Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) agreeing to U.S. proposal relaAug. 4)
tive to officers' pay; certain
cording to proposal, pending
PROPOSED REPATRIATION OF SANITARY PERSONNEL
815 Aug. 4, To the Minister in Instructions to inquire through
whether Germany will con-
sanitary personnel is awaited. 1707 Nov. 9, From the Chargé in Encloses German note agreeing 1917 Switzerland
to reciprocal repatriation of (Rec'd
sanitary personnel. Basis of Nov. 27]
modus vivendi certain princi-
bound by conventions.
[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel). presses surprise at statement
that the United States is not
bound by Geneva convention. 3259 Nov. 2 To the Minister in Reasons why the Hague and Switzerland (tel.) Geneva conventions not con
sidered binding on the United
Mar. 4 From the Secretary Encloses Sims's message, Mar.
1, containing substance of Brit-
treaty of 1799 with Prussia re-
ment of war prisoners.
ing questioning wisdom of
prisoners of war captured by
the United States.
ers captured by U.S. forces
United States of officer pris
oners captured by U.S. forces. Sept. 18 To the Secretary of No objection to sending enemy War
officer prisoners to the United
is now before conference at
THE AMERICAN-GERMAN CONFERENCE AT BERNE: AGREEMENT OF
NOVEMBER 11, 1918
813 Aug. 3, To the Minister in American Prisoners Central
mediary for war-prison relief;
Cross and Y.M.C.A.
Switzerland (tel.) Prisoners Central Committee (Rec'd
for agreement with Germany.
1917 Switzerland (tel.) eventual agreement with Ger-
many; special commissioner
eral agreement with Ger-
1917 Switzerland (tel.) German conferences being
held at Berne. Similar meth-
od advised for settlement of
U.S. prisoner matters. 59665—33