DENMARK: Dispossessed Diplomat

To the long list of dispossessed diplomats in Washington last week was added Denmark's Minister Henrik de Kauffmann.* When this cinematically handsome, longtime diplomat's Government ordered him to cooperate with German Chargé d'Affaires Hans Thomsen, easygoing Minister de Kauffmann got mad.

When he was ordered to tell U. S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull that all was well in Denmark, he told Mr. Hull instead that he would neither reply to communications nor obey commands of his Foreign Office as long as it was under duress from Germany. Last week Minister de Kauffmann waited for his recall, but he...

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