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Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

OL 8136            

5 July 1918.       

From: Opnav

To  : Sims

Your 4471 Date of Berne Conference2 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

          Opnav

<IL447. Recommends representative from U.S. proceed via London.>

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: This document has not been found, but see handwritten note at the end of this cable.

Footnote 2: American and German representatives met in Berne, Switzerland, in the fall of 1918. See, FRUS, Supplement 2: The World War, document 148. For context see documents 90-147.

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