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

DEPARTMENT CABLES # 3615.

8 Copies      

Action Copy.

Cablegram Received  March <14, 1918> 06015   ROC1

Origin. Opnav Washington.                    Ser. No. 3861

Ref’d to

Date

Action, Notes and Initials.

O-1

15 Mar.

 

     25-ADR.

VERY SECRET

Simsadus:

3861.     Your 5093.2 Including line of communication and service of the rear to put two combatant divisions per month on French front will require ninety-one thousand troops.     19014.

Benson.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “1/3/J/C.”

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: This cable has not been found but see: Sims to Thomas E. Crease, 9 March 1917 for additional details on the points covered herein.

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