Sunday, August 16, 2015
ADSS 1.94, 95 Cortesi to Maglione: increase in tensions on Polish-German border; Maglione's reply
ADSS 1.94 Filippo Cortesi, Poland, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.
Reference: Telegram 31 (AES 5342/39)
Location and date: Warsaw, 14.08.1939
Summary statement: Situation on Polish-German border is deteriorating.
Foreign Minister in special audience today informs me that “for two days Germany has been concentrating great number of motorised troops at frontier; situation has become worse”.
ADSS 1.95 Luigi Maglione, Sec State, to Filippo Cortesi, Poland.
Reference: Telegram 41 (AES 3535/39)
Location and date: Vatican, 15.08.1939
Summary statement: Nuncio is instructed to ask the Warsaw gov’t what the Vatican can do to help.
I received your coded telegram number 31. (1) With discretion, please ask the Government whether it thinks that the Secretariat of State could do something about it and, if so, what.
(1) ADSS 1.94.