Acting on instructions from his Government, the Polish Ambassador in London lodged with the Foreign Office two diplomatic notes of protest against illegal German measures in occupied Poland.
The first note protests against the unlawful confiscation of Polish property in the Polish territory incorporated into the Reich. The second note protests against the confiscation of works of art, such as paintings, books, manuscripts, silver, china and tapestry, etc.
Both notes draw the attention of the British Government to any possible German attempts to dispose of these objects by selling them abroad. The Polish Government reserves all the rights of the Polish State and of Polish individuals who are the lawful owners of these objects, and emphasises that Germany's action is a flagrant violation of the Hague Convention concerning the conduct of belligerents in occupation of enemy territory,