740.00119 European War 1939/2428

The British Ambassador ( Halifax ) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Hull: You will recall that on March 20th I left with you an Aide-Mémoire 35a about the application of the principle of unconditional surrender to minor Axis European States, explaining that a similar approach was being made to the Soviet Government. I now enclose a copy of a telegram from our Ambassador at Moscow36 giving the reply of the Soviet Government.

Can you now tell me anything more about the United States position?

Yours very sincerely,

  1. Not printed.
  2. Dated March 30, not printed; it gave substance of the communication quoted in memorandum from the Soviet Embassy, March 31, p. 586.