Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
5 July 1918.
To : Sims
Your 447 Date of Berne Conference not yet fixed probably end of August period German Government considers it of importance not to limit the discussion to prisoners of war but to extend it to civilians in the respective countries period Your recommendations approved. 21005
<IL447. Recommends representative from U.S. proceed via London.>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.