[Harold Reynolds to Walter Monson]
The first Council of Seventy, however, have been asked to get 100 seventies for the European mission, and they will have difficulty and it is a question whether or not they will be able to get the number asked for. Of course these brethren will be sent to Europe as they have not had any missionaries arrive or go to Europe since last June, and an effort is being made now to supply them with the help they are so greatly in need of. They have released many elders since the war broke out and as you know most of their elders were transferred to the missions in the United States, so it will be impossible to send you 75 seventies.
[Harold G. Reynolds, Letter to Walter P. Monson, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]