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

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <July 20, 1918.> 21220 EJW

Origin Alusna Christiania                        Ser.No 86

Ref’d to       Date

  CS           20 July

     32 ADR



86.  your 91 and 93.1 From Swedish Minister Marine2 through Naval Attache Stockholm Sweden. QUOTE:   Mine operations regarded as legitimate act of war and attracted no comment in press.  UNQUOTE. 17020.  86.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The notation “28-3-1” appears in the upper-left corner and “File No 1/2/A/J” appears in the upper-right. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

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

Footnote 2: Erik K. Palmstierna, Minister for Naval Affairs, Sweden.

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