Messersmith, G.S., Vienna. To James Clement Dunn, Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Enclosure: See No. 711. Enclosing copy of Aug. 21 letter to Secretary; [Nicolas] Horthy [de Nagybanya] arrived Vienna Aug. 21, called on Chancellor, and went on to Tyrol; his route passed through German territory [near Berchtesgaden] and there's little doubt that he saw Hitler; Hungary dissatisfied with secondary role she plays; rumored that Mussolini as well as Hitler was to meet Horthy, but doubts that; hand of [Franz] von Papen seen in this; he may have encouraged Horthy to seek interview with Hitler; today's papers announce Rost van Tonningen has accepted editorship of National Socialist daily newspaper in Holland; sending two clippings from London Times; clipping about [Konrad] Henlein shows that although his position in Czechoslovakia has weakened, his international position is stronger; at recent dinner given by Hitler, he was invited and Czech Minister to Germany wasn't; situation in Spain causing jitters all over Europe; English more bothered over activity of German Navy.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.