J. C. S. Files
Agreed Note by the Supreme
Commander oF the Yugoslav Army (Tito) and the Supreme Allied Commander,
Note on Civil Administration of Zone of Venezia Giulia Coming Under Allied Military Government
- With reference to Article 3 of the agreement signed in Belgrade on 9th June 1945, a Memorandum was submitted by the Jugoslav Delegation setting out proposals with regard to the civil administration of the territory coming under Allied Military Government.
- The Delegation representing the Supreme Allied Commander were unable to accept these proposals and presented the Jugoslav Delegation with an Aide Memoire showing how it was intended that Allied Military Government should operate.
- The Jugoslav Delegation are unable to regard this Aide Memoire as satisfactory and reserve the right to raise this matter through diplomatic channels.
For Marshal Josip Broz Tito,
Supreme Commander of the Jugoslav Army.
W. D. Morgan .
For Field Marshal The Honourable Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander,
Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations.
20th June 1945
- Printed from a photostatic copy, in the files of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, of the signed original. Although this note was signed on June 20, its precise terms were not known to the Department of State until the afternoon of June 23, by which time the Department had received a full telegraphic text from Kirk.↩
- Arso R. Jovanović.↩
- Enclosures 1 and 2 are printed from mimeographed texts prepared in Alexander’s headquarters.↩
- Text in The Allied Military Government Gazette (published in Trieste by Allied Military Government, 13 Corps, Venezia Giulia), No. 1, September 15, 1945, p. 3, and in Department of State Bulletin, vol. xvi, p. 1265.↩