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Lieutenant Colonel James C. Breckinridge, U.S. Marine Corps, Naval Attaché at Stockholm, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

 

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <July 17,1918.> 12518     EJW

Origin    Alusna Christiania            Ser No 82

Ref’d to       Date

  CS           18 July

          32 ADR

Simsadus.

82. your 91 and 93.1    Proclamation relative to mine fields created no comment. There never was any public opinion about it. Few people even remember it. It has no local importance. Only mine fields that caused serious comment was German off Goteborg where mines were 3 meters below the surface. See report N.S. 95 of June 25th. 17017.  82

          Breckinridge.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable. Filing number “26-3-1” appears in the upper-left corner, and further identifiers “File No 1/2/A/J” appear on the right.

Footnote 1: See: Sims to Breckenridge, 11 July 1918. Sims’ cable number 93 has not been found.

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