Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

The Assistant to the President’s Military Aide (Hammond) to the President’s Naval Aide (Brown)1

White 30. In our telephone conversation at 11:10 a.m. August 3 we decided if you did not call me back in 15 minutes I could assume the President had approved the conditions to make Rome an open city as set out in White 25.2 When you did not call by 11:30 a.m. in accordance with the above agreement I notified General Marshall the President had approved the conditions.

  1. Brown was with Roosevelt at Birch Island.
  2. See ante, p. 530, fn. 1.