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3043 Jan. 8 To the Ambassador Free transmission in the United

in France (tel.); States of mail and parcels for
the same to repre- prisoners of war. Same re-
sentatives in cer- quested of Government to
tain other

which accredited.
tries
3020 Jan. 11 From the Ambassa- Germany acquiesces in and

(Rec'd dor in France (tel.) France gives instructions for
Jan. 12]

forwarding to prisoners postal
packages from the United

States.
Jan. 15 To the Swiss Minis- No objection to transmission of
ter

limited sums of money to ene-
my prisoners in Entente coun-
tries; application to W.T.B.

suggested.
Jan. 16 From the Swiss Le- Swiss telegram reports German
(Rec'd gation

statement that U.S. prisoners
Jan. 17]

will be treated like other pris

oners. 850 Jan. 28 To the Ambassador Instructions to request Spain in Spain (tel.) to present to Germany U.S.

protest against ill-treatment

of U.S. prisoners.
1906 Feb. 3 From the Chargé in Quotes Danish note agreeing to

(Rec'd Denmark (tel.) free transit of mail and par-
Feb. 4]

cels for prisoners of war.
2004 Undated From the Minister Netherland assent to free

(Rec'd in the Netherlands transit of mail and parcels to
Feb. 5) (tel.)

or from prisoners of war. 2607 | Feb. 9 From the Chargé in Swiss assent to free transit, for

(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) the present, of mail and par-
Feb. 11]

cels to U.S. prisoners in

enemy countries. 1062 Feb. 12 From the Ambassa- German reply to U.S. protest dor in Spain (tel.) against ill-treatment of U.S.

prisoners. IX Feb. 13 From the Swiss Min- Germany now concedes U.S. Prinz 6 (Rec'd ister

prisoners the privilege of con-
Feb. 15)

versation without witnesses.
Like privilege requested for

German prisoners.
2720 Feb. 25 From the Chargé in Suggested arrangement for fur-

(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) nishing counsel in court pro-
Feb. 26)

ceedings against U.S. pris-
oners in Germany. Case of

Paul Nagel.
1557 Mar. 4 To the Chargé in Approval of arrangement for
Switzerland (tel.) defense in court proceedings

against U.S. prisoners. Inti

mation of reprisal in Nagel 160 Mar. 18 To the Swiss Minis- Privilege of conversing with ter

German prisoners without

witnesses is granted. 6976 Mar. 21 To the Ambassador Instructions to inquire what

in Great Britain assistance Great Britain will (tel.); mutatis mu- accord U.S. citizens in British tandis, to the Am- Army or Navy who may be bassadors in France captured by the enemy. and Italy

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2902 Mar. 20 From the Minister German Army regulations for

[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) clothing of prisoners of war.

Mar. 23]
2209 Mar. 26 From the Minister Proposed purchase of food in

in the Netherlands America by Dutch-American
(tel.)

committee in Amsterdam for
supplying U.S. prisoners in

Germany.
1062 Mar. 28 To the Minister in Efforts of Dutch-American

the Netherlands committee to feed U.S. pris-
(tel.)

oners in Germany should be
discouraged. Complete ar-

rangements already made. 3587 Apr. 12 From the Ambassa- French regulations and pro

(Rec'd dor in France (tel.) posals for facilitating free
Apr. 13]

transit of prisoners' mail. 3715 Apr. 25 From the Ambassa- France will accord to U.S. citi

(Rec'd dor in France (tel.) zens in French Army, who
Apr. 26]

may be captured, same as-
sistance as to its own

tionals.
1564 May 1 From the Ambassa- Quotes Italian note according
dor in Italy (tel.) to U.S. citizens in Italian

Army, who may be captured,
same assistance as to its own

nationals.
3315 May 9 From the Minister Concentration of U.S. prisoners

[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) of war at Tuchel and Brand-
May 10]

enburg camps.
10070 May 15 From the Ambassa- Great Britain will accord to

dor in Great Brit- U.S. citizens in British Army,
ain (tel.)

who may be captured, same
treatment as to British sub-

jects.
1385 June 4 To the Minister in Instructions for consuls to ad-

the Netherlands vise U.S. prisoners escaping
(tel.)

ing from Germany to report
to U.S. military attaché at

London.
2280 July 12 To the Minister in Instructions to request Span-
Switzerland (tel.) ish Embassy, Berlin, to con-

vey to Germany U.S. protest
against despoiling U.S. pris-

oners of their property.
3967 July 16 From the Minister Germany is disposed to enter

(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) into agreement with the
July 17]

United States regarding de-
fense of prisoners of war under

accusation.
4062 July 24 From the Minister Swiss to charge half rates for

(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) transporting foodstuffs hither-
July 26]

to carried free for prisoners. 4071 July 25 From the Minister Switzerland seeks consent of

[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.)] interested Governments to
July 26]

half-rate charge for transport-
ing prisoners' supplies on

Government railways.
4104 July 27 From the Minister Joint representations to Swit-
in Switzerland (tel.) zerland against charge for

transporting prisoners' consignments prior to consent by interested Governments.

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Aug. 5 From the Minister Swiss Federal railways author-
[Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) ized by Federal Council to
Aug. 6]

charge half rates on ship-
ments in bulk, but not on

gift packages.
Aug. 10 To the Minister in charge of half rates by Swit-
Switzerland (tel.) zerland for transport of con-

signments to prisoners consid

ered reasonable. Instructions.
Aug. 12 To the Minister in Authorization to request Span-
Switzerland (tel.) ish Embassy, Berlin, to voice

U.S. protest to Germany
against detention of U.S.

prisoners in reprisal camps.
Aug. 15 From the Minister Removal of U.S. prisoners from
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) Tuchel to Rastatt. Spanish
Aug. 18]

Embassy, Berlin, requested
to arrange for internment in

interior.
Aug. 16 From the Minister Encloses German note, July
(Rec'd in Switzerland 24, protesting against U.S.
Sept. 10)

practice of taking finger

prints, etc., of German pris-
Sept. 27 From the Minister Reasons for transfer of U.S.
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) prisoners to Rastatt.
Sept. 28]
Oct. 4 From the Minister Germany rejects suggestion of
(Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) protected camps for U.S.
Oct. 6]

prisoners. Comments.
Oct. 26 To the Minister in U.S. practice of taking finger-
Switzerland

prints, etc., of U.S. soldiers;
same welcomed for U.S. pris-

oners in Germany.
Nov. 5 To the Minister in Instructions to request Span-
Switzerland (tel.) ish Embassy, Berlin, to voice

U.S. protest to Germany
against forcing U.S. prisoners
to work in mines, etc.

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ARRANGEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF OFFICERS

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June 12, To the Ambassador Spain requested to convey to
1917 in Spain (tel.) Germany U.S. proposal of re-

ciprocal action regarding pay

for officer prisoners.
Nov. 17, To the Chargé in Spain requested to bring to at-
1917 Spain (tel.)

tention of Germany further
notice of U.S. offer regarding

officers' pay.
Dec. 22, From the Ambassa- Germany is disposed to come
1917 dor in Spain (tel.) to agreement with the United

States regarding officers' pay.
Jan. 4, From the Secretary Pay to German officer prison-
1918 of War

ers discontinued until agree-
ment is concluded with Ger-

many.
Feb. 23 To the Chargé in Request for summary of Ger-

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Feb. 27 From the Chargé in Summary of German proposal
(Rec'd Switzerland (tel.) regarding officers' pay.
Feb. 28]
Apr. 5 | To the Minister in Instructions to request Spanish
Switzerland (tel.) Embassy, Berlin, to convey

U.S. reply to German pro

posal regarding officers' pay. Aug. 3 From the Minister Quotes German statement (Rec'd in Switzerland (tel.) agreeing to U.S. proposal relaAug. 4)

tive to officers' pay; certain

stipulations named.
Sept. 27 To the Minister in Germany to be informed that
Switzerland (tel.) officers' pay will be made ac-

cording to proposal, pending
solution of matter at Berne
conference.

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PROPOSED REPATRIATION OF SANITARY PERSONNEL

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815 Aug. 4, To the Minister in Instructions to inquire through
1917 Switzerland (tel.) Spanish Embassy, Berlin,

whether Germany will con-
sider reciprocal release of san-

itary personnel.
1058 Oct. 26, To the Chargé in German reply regarding pro-
1917 Switzerland (tel.) posed reciprocal release of

sanitary personnel is awaited. 1707 | Nov. 9, From the Chargé in Encloses German note agreeing 1917 Switzerland

to reciprocal repatriation of (Rec'd

sanitary personnel. Basis of Nov. 27]

agreement.
1800 Apr. 24,"| To the Minister in For Germany: The United
1918 Switzerland (tel.) States is willing to adopt as

modus vivendi certain princi-
ples under Hague and Geneva
conventions, though not

bound by conventions.
4968 Sept. 30 From the Minister International Red Cross ex-
Rec'd

in Switzerland (tel). presses surprise at statement Oct. 2]

that the United States is not

bound by Geneva convention. 3259 Nov. 2 To the Minister in Reasons why the Hague and Switzerland (tel.) Geneva conventions not con

sidered binding on the United
States. Proposal of modus
vivendi remains unanswered.

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DISPOSITION MADE OF PRISONERS CAPTURED BY AMERICAN FORCES

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Jan. 22, From the Secretary Discussion of internment in the
1918 of the Navy

United States of prisoners

captured by U.S. naval forces.
Feb. 21 From the Secretary Quotes cablegram of Jan. 4 to
of War

Pershing requesting views as
to disposal of prisoners; re-
ply; comments.

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Mar. 4 From the Secretary Encloses Sims's message, Mar.
of the Navy

1,containing substance of Brit-
ish Admiralty letter on dis-
posal of prisoners taken by

U.S. Navy.
Apr. 17 To the Secretary of Quotes and discusses art. 24 of
War

treaty of 1799 with Prussia re-
garding disposal and treat-

ment of war prisoners.
June 14 From the Secretary Quotes cablegram from Persh-
of War

ing questioning wisdom of
bringing to this country all
German prisoners, in view of

labor situation.
June 21 To the Secretary of Views regarding disposal of
War

prisoners of

war captured by

the United States.
Sept. 5 To the Swiss Chargé | Location in France of prison-

ers captured by U.S. forces
and directions for sending

mail.
Sept. 12 From the Acting Quotes Pershing's message rec-
Secretary of War ommending removal to the

United States of officer pris

oners captured by U.S. forces. Sept. 18 To the Secretary of No objection to sending enemy War

officer prisoners to the United

States.
Sept. 24 From the Secretary Disposal of officer prisoners
of War

is now before conference at
Berne.

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THE AMERICAN-GERMAN CONFERENCE AT BERNE: AGREEMENT OF

NOVEMBER 11, 1918

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813 Aug. 3, To the Minister in American Prisoners Central
1917 Switzerland (tel.) Committee at Berne as inter-

mediary for war-prison relief;
necessity for German recogni-
tion; cooperation of Red

Cross and Y.M.C.A.
1510 Aug. 24, From the Minister in Measures recommended by

1917 Switzerland (tel.) Prisoners Central Committee
[Rec'd

for agreement with Germany.
Aug. 26)
1670 Sept. 18, From the Chargé in Additional points suggested for

1917 Switzerland (tel.) eventual agreement with Ger-
(Rec'd

many; special commissioner
Sept. 20]

advisable.
Nov. 15, To the Secretary of Advisability of reaching gen-
1917 War

eral agreement with Ger-
many by negotiation through
Spain rather than by con-
ference. Question of separate

agreements.
2213 Dec. 11, From the Chargé in British-Turk and French-

1917 Switzerland (tel.) German conferences being
(Rec'd

held at Berne. Similar meth-
Dec. 13)

od advised for settlement of

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