6 AUGUST 1921, Page 1

The papers on Monday brought relief from this unpleasant tension.

It was then announced that it had been arranged that the British, French, and Italian Ambassadors should inform the German Government that Allied troops must be allowed to pass through Germany " if the situation in Upper Silesia makes it necessary." It will be seen at once that for all practical purposes the British view has prevailed. The troops are not to be dispatched immediately, and the sense of the Treaty holds good that if they are dispatched it must be as a result of an agreement between the three responsible Powers—Britain, France, and Italy. The meeting of t h Supreme Council has, however, been postponed from August 4th to August 7th. Colonel Harvey, the American Ambassador in London, will attend the Council.