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PART VII

American Prisoners of War Taken to Germany on German Prize

Ship Yarrowdale."

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1917. 4909 Ambassador Gerard to the Jan. 19 Reports that English steamSecretary of State (tele

ship Yarrowdale has been
gram).

brought to Swinemunde as
a prize, having on board
469 prisoners, among

whom were 103 neutrals. 3809 The Secretary of State Jan. 22 Inquires of him whether to Ambassador Gerard

there were any American
(telegram).

citizens among prisoners
brought by the Yarrow-
dale to Swinemunde, and,
if so, to give their names

and American addresses. 4919 Ambassador Gerard to the Jan. 24 Reports he had sent note to Secretary of State (tele

German Foreign Office
gram).

Jan. 20 asking informa-
tion as to whether there
were any Americans
among prisoners brought
to Swinemunde. No an-
swer having been received,
he was sending another

note.
4929 Ambassador Gerard to the Jan. 26 Reports that a correspond-
Secretary of State (tele-

ent there had ascertained
gram).

from Under Secretary of
State that there

were
some

Americans among the 107 neutrals brought by the Yarrowdale to Swinemunde, and also that there was

an acri. monious divergence of opinion as to what posi. tion Government should assume regarding them.

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1917. 4949 Ambassador Gerard to the Jan. 30 Quotes note received from Secretary of State (tele.

German Foreign Office
gram).

Jan. 28, stating there
were a number of Ameri-
can citizens among crews
of the sunk armed Eng.
lish merchantmen Vol-
taire, Mount Temple, and
Georgic brought to Swine-
munde with the prize
Yarrowdale and thereupon
taken away as prisoners

of war.
4978 Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 1 Gives names obtained from
Secretary of State (tele-

German Foreign Office of
gram).

persons from crews of the
sunk armed English mer.
chantmen Georgic, Mount
Temple, and Voltaire, who
claim to be American

citizens.
4992 Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 4 Reports he has been in.
Secretary of State (tele-

formed by Count Mont-
gram).

gelas of the Foreign Of-
fice that the American
prisoners taken the
Yarrowdale. will be re-

leased at once.
Consul General Skinner to Feb. 5 Reports arrival of two
the Secretary of State

American citizens in Lon-
(telegram).

don having been sailors
on British steamship Yar.
rowdale, captured, taken
prisoners in Germany
with 85 other American

citizens.
3650 Consul General Skinner to Feb. 6 Incloses copy of a declara-
the Secretary of State.

tion made by Charles
David Green and Charles
Quinn, members of the

of the steamship
Yarrowdale.

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on

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crew

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1917.
The Minister of Switzer- Feb. 12 Transmits communication
land in charge of Ger-

from German Government
man interests in Amer-

stating the release of ica to the Secretary of

about 70 Americans
State.

brought in as prisoners of
war by steamship Yar-
rowdale is conditional to
the German vessels in
American waters not be-
ing seized and their crews

not being interned.
355 Ambassador Willard to the Feb. 17 Reports he has been informed
Secretary of State (tele-

officially that American
gram).

prisoners brought in by
Yarrowdale and such other
non-belligerents would be
set at liberty within a

very short time.
269 The Secretary of State Feb. 20 Instructs him to transmit
to Ambassador Willard

to Spanish Ambassador at
(telegram).

Berlin a formal demand
for the immediate release
of the Yarrowdale pris-

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oners.

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370 Ambassador Willard to the Feb. 25 Reports he has been inSecretary of State (tele

formed by Foreign Office
gram).

that the Yarrowdale pris-
oners had been released

on the 16th.
290 The Secretary of State Feb. 27 Instructs him to request
to Ambassador Willard

Foreign Office to instruct
(telegram).

Spanish Ambassador at
Berlin to telegraph De-
partment full report as
regards Yarrowdale pris-

oners.
386 Ambassador Willard to the Mar. 2 Reports receipt of telegram
Secretary of State (tele-

from Spanish Ambassador
gram).

at Berlin which confirmed
report that Yarrowdale
prisoners had been
leased Feb. 16 and were

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1917.

making preparations to
leave Germany when an
English member of crew

contracted typhus.
The Minister of Switzer- Mar. 2 Communicates cable of Mar.
land in charge of Ger-

1 from German Govern.
man interests in Amer-

ment, stating the transfer ica to the Secretary of

of American sailors from
State.

Yarrowdale to frontier
has not as yet been possi.
ble because one of the
British sailors in camp
was found to be suffer-
ing from typhus exanthe-
matique. Their transfer
to Swiss frontier will
probably take place Mar.
7, when quarantine comes

to an end.
481 Minister Egan to the Sec- Mar. 3 Reports arrival in Copen-
retary of State (tele-

hagen of American med-
gram).

ical officers released from
prison camp at Karlsruhe,
Germany. Gives names
of vessels captured and
disposition of officers and

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crews.

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399 Ambassador Willard to the Mar. 7 Reports statement by the Secretary of State (tele

doctor of the Spanish Em-
gram).

bassy at Berlin concern-
ing condition of the Yar-

rowdale prisoners.
408 Ambassador Willard to the Mar. 12 Departure of 59 American
Secretary of State (tele-

prisoners from Germany gram).

via Sweden reported. 636 Minister Stovall to the Mar. 12 States 59 American prison. Secretary of State (tele

ers from Yarrowdale argram).

rived in Zurich Mar. 11. 650 Minister Stovall to the Mar. 16 Informs Department of reSecretary of State (tele

ceipt of report from Con-
gram).

sul General at Zurich that
no complaint was made by

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men of Yarrowdale of
their treatment while on
high seas or in camp near
Swinemunde, but after
transfer to Brandenburg
their treatment by officers

was harsh.
656 Minister Stovall to the Mar. 18 Reports having personally
Secretary of State (tele-

conversed with the crews
gram).

on board Yarrowdale as
to the treatment received
by them and submits sup-

plementary report.
425 Ambassador Willard to the Mar. 18 States Harlington, last
Secretary of State (tele-

American citizen of Yar-
gram).

rowdale prisoners, left for
Denmark by Warnemunde

Mar. 12.
Consul General Hurst to Apr. 28 States remaining 26 mem-
the Secretary of State

bers of Yarrowdale crew
(telegram).

and 8 officers of the cap-
tured American steamer
Seward sailed from Barce-
lona Apr. 27 on steamship
Alicante, due in New York
about May 14.

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PART VIII
Deportation of Civilians from Belgium.

1916.
4452 Chargé Grew to the Sec. Oct. 10 Reports action of German
retary of State (tele.

military authorities in degram).

manding lists of unem

ployed Belgians. 3497 The Acting Secretary of Oct. 19 Informs him, if he should State to Chargé Grew

deem it advisable, he may
(telegram).

draw to Foreign Minis-
ter's attention, informally
and orally, the action of
German military authori.
ties in Belgium.

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