Truman Papers: Telegram

No. 499
President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill 1
top secret

85. I have just received your message No. 1012 and in view of the reasons given by you I concur with your suggestion that we delay temporarily the recognition of the new Polish Government.

The twenty-four hour delay suggested by you would mean that we would accord recognition on Independence Day. I, therefore, suggest and hope you will concur that we postpone recognition for forty-eight hours; that is, until 7 p.m. Eastern War Time, July 5.

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  1. Presumably sent to the United States Naval Attaché London, via Navy channels.
  2. Document No. 498.