The First Secretary of the British Embassy ( Hayter ) to the Chief of the Division of European Affairs ( Matthews )
After the telegram had gone off, we received a message from the Foreign Office3 repeating one from the Resident Minister at Algiers which gave the substance of the letter which is being taken to General Ambrosio and states that it was decided not to give the messenger4 the full surrender terms. I enclose for your information a copy of the telegram which Mr. Eden sent to Algiers in reply.
- No record has been found of a Matthews–Hayter conversation on August 31, 1943, concerning Italy.↩
- Not found in United States files.↩
- Not found in United States files. For Eisenhower’s telegram No. W 8726 of August 30, 1943, on the same subject, see Eisenhower Papers, p. 1369.↩
- Galvano Lanza. See Garland and Smyth, pp. 464–465, 467.↩
- Ante, p. 1190.↩
- See ante p. 1185.↩