340.1115A/513a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Denmark (Atherton)

29. Department is confident you are doing everything proper and possible to expedite and facilitate the repatriation of Americans from Denmark. In that connection you are advised that in view of the dangers attending passenger transportation through northern waters, it has been decided that Americans desiring return from the Scandinavian countries must proceed south to embark from Mediterranean ports. Consequently, passports may be validated only for such travel for Americans desiring to return to the United States.

[The two paragraphs here omitted are the same as the last two paragraphs of telegram No. 62, April 10, 9 p.m., to Sweden, printed supra.]