740.00119 EW/9–144: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Gallman)

9048. As indicated in Department’s 7185, September 5, we have been willing for the French to be consulted in the EAC on the German surrender terms and related subjects. Since American, British and Soviet Governments are now in agreement on this point,6 you are instructed to associate yourself with the invitation which the British Government now proposes be extended by the Chairman of the EAC7 to the French Ambassador at London8 to consult with the Commission on the above mentioned subjects.

Hoppenot has been informally told of our action here.

Sent to London as no. 9048, repeated to Paris as no. 301.

  1. See the extract from telegram from Eden in Moscow dated October 18, 1944, transmitted to the Department by the British Embassy on October 26, and the Soviet memorandum of October 29, pp. 79, and 80, respectively.
  2. Sir William Strang, United Kingdom Representative to the European Advisory Commission. Chairmanship of the Commission rotated monthly among the representatives of the three participating powers.
  3. René Massigli.