The British Embassy to the Department of State
His Majesty’s Government feel it is desirable to consider in what terms the French Committee of National Liberation are to be officially invited to participate in the Politico-Military Commission which the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union have decided to constitute to consider in the first instance problems relating to Italy. They accordingly suggest, for the consideration of the United States Government, that on the arrival of Monsieur Vyshinski in Algiers, (which will presumably take place [Page 788] between September 25th and September 30th) he, together with Mr. Murphy21 and Mr. Macmillan,22 should present identic notes to Monsieur Massigli.23 The enclosed draft contains the text of what His Majesty’s Government would regard as a suitable communication.
His Majesty’s Embassy would be glad to receive the views of the United States Government.
- Robert D. Murphy, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in North Africa, with the rank of Minister; Chief Civil Affairs Officer at Algiers; and U.S. Political Adviser, staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater.↩
- Harold Macmillan, British Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters in North Africa.↩
- René Massigli, Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of the French Committee of National Liberation.↩