740.00119 European War 1939/2635
Memorandum by Brigadier General John Magruder, Deputy Director of Intelligence Service, Office of Strategic Services, to Mr. Fletcher Warren, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State (Berle)
Attention: Mr. A. A. Berle, Jr.
Subject: Overtures by German Generals and Civilian Opposition for a Separate Armistice.
There is enclosed herewith copy of a document90 concerning the above subject, which has been prepared by this agency. The information contained therein was obtained from a series of cables from our Bern office, the most recent of which is dated May 13.
A copy of this document has been transmitted formally to the Secretary of State by the Acting Director, OSS.91
- The substance of the enclosed document was transmitted in aide-mémoire dated May 24, 1944 (not printed), to the British and Soviet Embassies in Washington.↩
- G. Edward Buxton.↩
- Allen W. Dulles.↩
- Wilhelm Leuschner.↩
- Maj. Gen. Hans Oster, Chief of the Central Office of German Military Intelligence until 1943.↩
- Carl Friedrich Goerdeler.↩
- Col. Gen. Ludwig Beck, Chief of the General Staff of the German Army, 1935–1938.↩
- For correspondence regarding the failure of
Finland to withdraw from the war with the Soviet Union, and the
rupture of American-Finnish relations, see
iii, pp. 556 ff.↩
- Col. Gen. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the German Army, from 1938 until his retirement in 1942.↩
- Col. Gen. Kurt Zeitzler, Chief of the General Staff of the German Army.↩
- Lt. Gen. Adolf Heusinger, Director of the Military Operations Branch and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the German Army.↩
- Gen. Friedrich Olbricht, Deputy Commander of the German Home Army.↩
- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.↩