291 Watt to Burton
Cablegram 263, MOSCOW, 2 August 1948, 10.47 p.m.
IMMEDIATE SECRET AND PERSONAL
BERLIN Despite fairly frequent and sometimes hearty contact the plain fact is that there is a complete three Power shut-down on any information regarding the current negotiations here which would give venture to the slightest idea of what is precisely the object of the negotiations or whether they are likely to be successful. In the circumstances my best source of information is the B.B.C. which I assume is heard equally well in Australia.