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
82. your 91 and 93. 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
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.