Thursday, October 6, 2016

ADSS 1.243 Giobbe to Maglione: Holland fears German invasion

ADSS 1.243 Paolo Giobbe, Netherlands, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.

Reference: Telegram 25 (AES 496/40)

Location and date: The Hagues, 14.01.1940

Summary statement: Holland fears German invasion.

Language: Italian


Minister Foreign Affairs (1) here informs me that he has received communication from Diplomat to Holy See that the Vatican is aware of an imminent invasion of Dutch territory by German troops.  Dutch government would be obliged if you could obtain prompt confirmation of news of other information (2).

(1) Eelco Nikolaus van Kleffens (1894-1983), Dutch Foreign Minister 1939-46.

(2) ADSS 1.239

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