Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin 1

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From the President and the Prime Minister to Marshal Stalin.

We are pleased to tell you that General Eisenhower has accepted the unconditional surrender of Italy, the terms of which were approved by the United States, the Soviet Republics and the United Kingdom.

Allied troops have landed near Naples and are now in contact with German forces.

Allied troops are also making good progress in the Southern end of the Italian peninsula.

  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, Moscow, via Navy channels. A draft of the message initialed by Churchill is also in the Roosevelt Papers.