List of papers

Editor’s Note.—This list of papers has been printed in chronological order to give the reader (a) a convenient aid in locating individual papers by date and (b) a better sense of the temporal relationship of events described in this volume than he might obtain from the subject arrangement of the documents themselves. Because of the limited scope of the volume (described on pages ix xiii ) most of the documents dated before June 18, 1945, are procedural in nature or are dependent in some way upon documents of later date.

In providing an aid in locating individual papers by date, it seemed desirable to include as separate items in this list papers which are quoted in substantial part within other documents, texts which appear in footnotes to other documents, and texts which are printed as enclosures, attachments, annexes, or appendices to documents bearing different dates. Information in this list concerning such papers is enclosed in brackets, and an indication is given as to the date and location of the principal documents to which these subordinate papers are related.

A considerable number of the documents printed in this volume were not dated. These papers are listed here under the date on which they were forwarded to higher officials, if that date is known; otherwise their placement in this list has been determined by their relationship to other documents of known date. The arrangement even of dated papers is necessarily somewhat arbitrary, since under a given date the time at which many of the documents originated is not known. In a few cases the order of related papers of the same date in this list differs from the order in which the same papers are printed in the body of the compilation, since time of origin was a prime factor in the preparation of this chronological list, whereas other factors, including time of receipt, were given weight in the arrangement of papers of even date in the body of the volume.

When different extracts from the same document have been printed under separate subject headings, the document number and the page reference for each extract are shown in this list in connection with the description of the paper in question. In a few cases, the full text of a paper has been printed under one subject heading and an extract from the same paper has been printed under a different subject heading; in such cases this list gives the document number and page reference for the full text only.

This list does not include very brief extracts from papers quoted in the footnotes or in the body of other documents, and it does not include papers merely referred to or summarized in the footnotes or the body of other documents.

Date and Number Paper Document Number Page
1944 May 16 [The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State]
[Views on the postwar relationship of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union; printed as an attachment to a Briefing Book paper of June 28, 1945, on a British plan for a western European bloc ( document No. 224, page 256), q. v.]
1945 Jan. 31 (155) [The Chargé Near the Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile to the Czechoslovak Minister for Foreign Affairs]
[Statement of United States policy on the transfer of Germans from Czechoslovakia; quoted in a memorandum of July 11, 1945, from the Department of State to the British Embassy ( document No. 440, page 647), q. v.]
[Page LII]1945 Feb. 27 (tel.) [The British Foreign Office to the British Embassy in Turkey ]
[Report on a discussion at the Yalta Conference on February 10, 1945, between Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin concerning the Montreux Convention; printed as an enclosure to a letter of July 9, 1945, from the British Minister to the Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs ( document No. 705, page 1048), q. v.]
Mar. 17 (tel. 805) [The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State]
[Transmittal of a communication from Foreign Commissar Molotov in reply to United States proposals for consultation on the political situation in Rumania; quoted in footnote 1 to a telegram of June 29, 1945, from the Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( document No. 301, page 398), q. v.]
Mar. 23 [Memorandum Prepared Jointly by the Department of State, the War Department, and the Department of the Treasury]
[Statement of United States policy (approved by the President) relating to Germany in the initial post-defeat period; quoted in footnote 7 to an undated Briefing Book paper on policy toward Germany ( document No. 327, page 435), q. v.]
Mar. 29 [Department of State Memorandum]
[Memorandum on German ships and shipbuilding as reparations items; enclosed with a Briefing Book paper of June 27, 1945, on German shipping and shipbuilding ( document No. 387, page 563), q. v.]
Apr. 8 [The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Foreign Commissar]
[Request for information concerning reports that certain territories in the Soviet military zone, including Danzig and parts of Lower and Upper Silesia, have been incorporated into Poland; quoted in footnote 4 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on policy regarding Poland ( document No. 510, page 743), q. v.]
Apr. 18 (tel. 1252) [The Chargé in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State]
[Report that the Soviet Foreign Commissariat has stated that it had been necessary to create a Polish civil administration in Silesia and Danzig (all of which had no relation to the question of boundaries); quoted in footnote 4 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on policy regarding Poland ( document No. 510, page 743), q. v.]
May 4 (tel.) [Prime Minister Churchill to the British Foreign Secretary]
[Review of the outstanding European problems requiring examination by the principal powers; quoted in a telegram of May 11, 1945, from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman ( document No. 4, page 6), q. v.]
[Page LIII]1945 May 6 (tel. 34) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestion that there be a tripartite meeting of Heads of Government as soon as possible and that in the meantime the United States and British armies hold firmly to their positions in Europe.
1 3
May 8 (tel. 1033) [The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union]
[Instruction to protest to the Soviet Government concerning the establishment of Polish administration in Danzig and occupied German territory; quoted in footnote 4 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on policy regarding Poland ( document No. 510, page 743), q. v.]
May 9 (tel. 31) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement that there should be a tripartite meeting of Heads of Government, the request for such a meeting to come preferably from Marshal Stalin; statement of the President’s intention to adhere to the United States interpretation of the Yalta agreements.
2 4
May 11 (tel. 40) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Discussion of possible arrangements for a tripartite meeting of Heads of Government.
3 5
May 11 (tel. 41) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message of May 4, 1945, from Prime Minister Churchill to Foreign Secretary Eden reviewing the outstanding European problems requiring examination by the principal powers.
4 6
May 11 (tel. 36) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Discussion of possible arrangements for a tripartite meeting of Heads of Government and of a possible visit by the President to England following such a meeting.
5 8
May 12 (tel. 44) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Expression of concern at the attitude and actions of the Soviet Union behind the iron curtain drawn down upon the Soviet front in Europe and at the future expansion of Soviet power following the relocation and partial withdrawal from Europe of the Allied armies.
6 8
May 13 (tel. 46) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Recommendation that the tripartite meeting be held in June; invitation to the President to visit England later.
7 10
May 14 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation between the President, Foreign Secretary Eden, and others, concerning the Polish problem and the proposed tripartite meeting.
8 10
May 14 (tel. 39) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Comment on the impossibility of making a conjecture as to future Soviet policy and on the necessity of having reports from the American and British Embassies at Moscow before deciding on the time or place of a meeting of Heads of Government.
9 11
[Page LIV]1945 May 15 (tel. 50) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Undertaking to approach Marshal Stalin concerning a tripartite meeting.
10 12
May 15 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a discussion with the President and others concerning arrangements for the proposed meeting of Heads of Government.
11 12
May 15 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a discussion with Foreign Secretary Eden and others concerning arrangements for the proposed meeting of Heads of Government.
12 15
May 16 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Suggestion that the President tell Foreign Minister Eidault that he is willing to put the matter of French participation in the proposed meeting of Heads of Government up to Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin.
(Enclosure: Telegram No. 6 of May 16, 1945, from the Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State, giving notice that Mr. Bidault expects to make a strong plea to the President for the inclusion of General de Gaulle in the proposed meeting of Heads of Government.)
13 16
May 17 (tel. 1632) [The Chargé in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State]
[Report on a communication of May 16, 1945, from the Soviet Foreign Commissariat justifying Polish administration in occupied German territory; quoted in footnote 4 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on policy regarding Poland ( document No. 510, page 743), q. v.]
May 18 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a discussion between the President and Foreign Minister Bidault concerning French participation in meetings of Heads of Government.
14 17
May 18 [Memorandum by the Informal Policy Committee on Germany]
[Basic instructions (approved by the President on May 18, 1945) for the United States Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations; quoted in footnote 3 to a telegram of July 2, 1945, from the Secretary of State ad interim to the United States Representative ( document No. 363, page 519), q. v.]
May 19 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Suggestion that the President express to Foreign Minister Bidault the entire willingness of the United States to have France participate in a meeting of Heads of Government.
15 18
May 19 (tel. 267) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Suggestion that Harry Hopkins be sent to Moscow to discuss with Marshal Stalin the complicated and important questions facing the United States and the Soviet Union.
20 21
[Page LV]1945 May 20 Marshal Stalin to President Truman
Acceptance of the President’s proposal concerning Harry Hopkins’ mission to Moscow.
21 22
May 21 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a telephone conversation with Secretary of State Stettinius concerning Harry Hopkins’ mission to Moscow.
22 22
May 21 (tel. 53) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Request for the President’s views as to the date and place of a meeting of Heads of Government.
16 19
May 21 (tel. 45) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Comment that the President may soon have more information as to the date and place of a tripartite meeting; expression of the hope that Marshal Stalin will agree to come to Germany or farther west.
17 19
May 22 (tel. 271) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Notification of Harry Hopkins’ departure plans and of a proposed announcement to the press concerning his mission.
(Footnote: White House press release of May 23, 1945, announcing the missions to be undertaken by Harry Hopkins and Joseph E. Davies.)
23 23
May 22 (tel. 46) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that Joseph E. Davies be sent to London to discuss with Prime Minister Churchill questions which the President would prefer not to handle by cable.
31 63
May 23 (tel. 54) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Assurance that Prime Minister Churchill will be glad to see Joseph E. Davies.
32 63
May 23 [White House Press Release]
[Announcement of the missions to be undertaken by Harry Hopkins and Joseph E. Davies; quoted in footnote 3 to a telegram of May 22, 1945, from President Truman to Marshal Stalin ( document No. 23, page 23), q. v.]
May 23 (tel. 2913) The Ambassador to the Soviet Union (temporarily at Paris) to the President
Report of a conversation with Prime Minister Churchill concerning European issues and the proposed meeting of Heads of Government.
18 20
May 23 [ Marshal Stalin to President Truman ]
[Soviet claim to one-third of the surrendered naval and merchant vessels of Germany and related requests; quoted in footnote 2 to an undated memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide ( document No. 386, page 562), q. v.]
May 24 (tel. 2196) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the President
Report of a conversation with Prime Minister Churchill, in which the latter gave assurances that the approaching general election in the United Kingdom would in no way interfere with the meeting of Heads of Government.
19 20
[Page LVI]1945 May 25 (C.C.S. 866) [Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff)
[Statement of views on the future of Allied Force Headquarters, Mediterranean; quoted in footnote 1 to a memorandum of July 7, 1945, by the United States Chiefs of Staff ( document No. 479, page 710), q. v.]
May 26 Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Harry Hopkins’ first conversation with Marshal Stalin, during which they discussed President Roosevelt’s death, Soviet-American relations, the meeting of Heads of Government, Germany, the Far East, Poland, and the death or disappearance of Hitler.
24 24
May 26 The Soviet Foreign Commissar to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification that Marshal Stalin had not exchanged messages with President Truman concerning Berlin as a place for the meeting of Heads of Government, but that Berlin had been mentioned in telegrams between Mr. Molotov and Joseph E. Davies concerning a possible meeting between the President and Marshal Stalin.
(Footnote: Messages of May 26 and 27, 1945, between Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin concerning a meeting of Heads of Government.)
35 85
May 27 [ Marshal Stalin to Prime Minister Churchill ]
[Suggestion for a tripartite meeting in the vicinity of Berlin; quoted in footnote 1 to a note of May 26, 1945, from Mr. Molotov to Ambassador Harriman ( document No. 35, page 85), q. v.]
May 27 (tel. 56) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message from Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin, stating that the question of the German Fleet should form part of the discussion which should take place between the three Heads of Government at the earliest possible date.
141 156
May 27 Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Harry Hopkins’ second conversation with Marshal Stalin, during which they discussed Argentine participation in the United Nations Conference on International Organization, the Allied Commission on Reparations, Poland, curtailment by the United States of lend-lease to the Soviet Union, and the disposition of the German Navy and Merchant Fleet.
25 31
May 28 (tel.) The President’s Adviser and Assistant to the President
Request for instructions with respect to the date and place of the meeting of Heads of Government.
36 86
May 28 (tel. 48) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Undertaking to send Marshal Stalin a reply with respect to the German Fleet similar to the reply already made by Prime Minister Churchill; notification that the President will inform Marshal Stalin that he has no objection to the Berlin area as a place for the meeting of Heads of Government.
37, 142 86, 156
[Page LVII]1945 May 28 (tel. 274) The President to the President’s Adviser and Assistant
Instruction to inform Marshal Stalin that the President has no objection to the Berlin area as a place for the meeting of Heads of Government, and that about July 15 would be a practicable date.
38 87
May 28 (tel. 57) [Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman ]
[Request for continued application of the principles worked out in 1944 with respect to lend-lease to the United Kingdom; quoted in footnote 5 to an undated Briefing Book paper on Phase II commitments to the British ( document No. 537, page 806), q. v.]
May 28 (tel. 1168) [The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union]
[Proposal for revision of the procedures of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary; quoted in footnote 5 to a Briefing Book paper of July 5, 1945, on policy regarding Hungary ( document No. 287, page 366), q. v.]
May 28 Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Harry Hopkins’ third conversation with Marshal Stalin, during which they discussed the Far East, German war criminals, prisoners of war, the German food problem, and the dismemberment of Germany.
26 41
May 29 (tel.) [The Ambassador in China to the President]
[Message with respect to Indochina and command difficulties in Southeast Asia; quoted in an undated memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide ( document No. 603, page 915), q. v.]
May 29 (tel. 58) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message of May 29, 1945, from Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin, approving Berlin as a place for the proposed meeting of Heads of Government and suggesting the middle of June as the date.
39 87
May 29 (tel. 49) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that the President hopes to have further information soon with respect to a date for the meeting of Heads of Government.
40 87
May 29 (tel. 275) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Suggestion that surrendered German shipping is an appropriate subject for discussion at the forthcoming meeting of Heads of Government.
143 157
May 29 [Draft Aide-Mémoire by the Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board]
[Statement of the President’s position with respect to a meeting of Heads of Government and of his desire to have an opportunity before such a meeting to establish personal contact and relations with Marshal Stalin; quoted in footnote 22 to a report of June 12, 1945, from Joseph E. Davies to the President ( document No. 33, page 64), q. v.]
[Page LVIII]1945 May 29 The British Minister to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of a list of suggested topics for the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government.
144 157
May 30 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of the British suggestions for the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government.
145 158
May 30 (tel.) The President’s Adviser and Assistant to the President
Notification that Marshal Stalin wishes to discuss Japan at the meeting of Heads of Government and that he wants an understanding between the Allies as to areas of operation in Manchuria and China.
146 160
May 30 (tel.) The President’s Adviser and Assistant to the President
Notification that Marshal Stalin will wish to discuss organization of a peace conference, dismemberment of Germany, prisoners of war, and war criminals at the meeting of Heads of Government.
147 160
May 30 (tel.) The President’s Adviser and Assistant to the President
Notification that Marshal Stalin could attend a meeting at any time after June 27 and that a date about the middle of July is satisfactory to him.
41 88
May 30 Marshal Stalin to President Truman
Notification of agreement to July 15 as a date for the meeting of Heads of Government.
42 88
May 30 Marshal Stalin to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that President Truman has suggested June [July] 15 as a date for the meeting of Heads of Government and that Marshal Stalin has no objection to that date.
(Footnote: Memorandum of June 1, 1945, by the Assistant to the Secretary of State, confirming the fact that Marshal Stalin understood the President’s desire that the meeting should be held about July 15, not June 15.)
43 88
May 30 Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Harry Hopkins’ fourth conversation with Marshal Stalin, during which they discussed disposition of the German Fleet, a date for the meeting of Heads of Government, and Poland.
27 53
May 30 (tel. 59) [Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman ]
[Transmittal of a draft telegram from Prime Minister Churchill to General de Gaulle concerning the situation in the Levant, and inquiry as to whether the United Kingdom would have American support if it intervened with British troops to stop the fighting in Syria; quoted in footnote 2 to a Briefing Book paper of June 30, 1945, on Syria and Lebanon ( document No. 636, page 959), q. v.]
May 31 (tel. 60) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Request for prompt notification of President Truman’s proposals for a date for the meeting of Heads of Government; statement that Prime Minister Churchill would not be prepared to attend a meeting which was a continuation of a conference between the President and Marshal Stalin.
44 89
[Page LIX]1945 May 31 [Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State]
[Memorandum of a conversation with the President concerning the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government; quoted in footnote 3 to a memorandum of May 30, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the President ( document No. 145, page 158), q. v.]
June 1 (tel. 51) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the meeting of Heads of Government be held about July 15.
45 90
June 1 (tel. 278) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Notification that the President has informed Prime Minister Churchill that Marshal Stalin and the President are agreeable to meeting near Berlin about July 15.
46 90
June 1 (tel. 63) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestion that the meeting of Heads of Government, if it cannot be like June 15, be held July 1, 2, or 3.
47 90
June 1 (tel. 64) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Assurance that nothing concerning the British elections will prevent the tripartite meeting at the earliest possible date.
48 91
June 1 Memorandum by the President’s Adviser and Assistant
Memorandum of a conversation between Harry Hopkins and Marshal Stalin concerning Poland.
28 57
June 1 [Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State]
[Memorandum of a telephone conversation with Mr. Pavlov, Marshal Stalin’s interpreter, confirming the fact that Marshal Stalin understood the President’s desire that the meeting of Heads of Government should be held about July 15, not June 15; quoted in footnote 4 to a message of May 30, 1945, from Marshal Stalin to Prime Minister Churchill ( document No. 43, page 88), q. v.]
June 1 The British Minister to the Acting Secretary of State
Proposal that disposition of the German Fleet and merchant ships be added to the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government.
148 161
June 2 [The Special Assistant to the Director of European Affairs to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and the Director of European Affairs]
[Summary of a memorandum on the possible resurrection of the Communist International and the resumption of extreme leftist activities, with the possible effect thereof on the United States; printed (together with the full text of the said memorandum) as an enclosure to a memorandum of June 27, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the President ( document No. 226, page 267), q. v.]
[Page LX]1945 June 2 (tel. Fwd 23168) (CCS. 861/1, appendix B) [The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the War Department]
[Statement of the policy of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, on repatriation of Soviet citizens to the Soviet Union; printed as appendix B to a report of July 8, 1945, by the Combined Civil Affairs Committee of the Combined Chiefs of Staff ( document No. 529, page 798), q. v.]
June 3 Marshal Stalin to President Truman
Confirmation that July 15 is satisfactory to Marshal Stalin for a meeting of Heads of Government.
49 91
June 4 (tel. 72) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Reiteration of Prime Minister Churchill’s desire to meet earlier than July 15; expression of concern at the withdrawal of American forces to their occupation zone in Germany; notification that Clement Attlee will be a member of the British Delegation.
50 92
June 4 (tel. 282) The President to the Ambassador in China
Acknowledgment of messages on the military situation in China and on the political intentions in the Far East of European nations; comment on the possibility of improving the situation by a change of command and on the likelihood that many of the questions of concern to Ambassador Hurley will be discussed at the meeting of Heads of Government.
149 162
June 5 [Memorandum by the Chief of the United States Section, Allied Control Commission for Hungary]
[Draft revision of the statutes of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary and Major General Key’s comments thereon; printed as enclosures to an instruction of June 21, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( document No. 289, page 374), q. v.]
June 5 (tel. 61) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that July 15 is the earliest date for a meeting of Heads of Government that is practicable for the President.
51 93
June 5 Marshal Stalin to Prime Minister Churchill
Reiteration of Marshal Stalin’s agreement to July 15 as the date for the meeting of Heads of Government.
52 93
June 6 (tel. 75) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Acceptance of July 15 as the date for the meeting of Heads of Government.
53 93
Tune 6 Memorandum by the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Harry Hopkins’ sixth conversation with Marshal Stalin, during which the latter confirmed the Soviet intention to carry out the Crimea decision on the Far East and confirmed that July 15 is acceptable to the Soviet Government for the meeting of Heads of Government.
29 60
[Page LXI]1945 June 7 (tel. 62) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Expression of appreciation for Prime Minister Churchill’s acceptance of July 15 as the date for the meeting of Heads of Government; acceptance of a simultaneous first meeting with Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin; comments on Joseph E. Davies’ discussions with Mr. Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden.
54 94
June 7 [The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Foreign Commissar]
[Transmittal of a message from President Truman to Marshal Stalin on establishment of diplomatic relations with Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania; text of message quoted in footnote 5 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on establishing diplomatic relations and concluding peace treaties with the former Axis satellite states ( document No. 285, page 357), q. v.]
June 7 (L.C.P.R.B. (Coal) (45) 37) [Report by the PotterHyndley Mission to Northwest Europe]
[Report on the coal situation in northwestern Europe; summary of main recommendations printed as enclosure 2 to a despatch of June 28, 1945, from the Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim ( document No. 421, page 614), q. v.]
June 8 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Summary analysis of the results of Harry Hopkins’ conversations with Marshal Stalin.
30 61
June 8 (tel. 1257) [The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union]
[Instructions to approach the Soviet Government with respect to a review of the armistice with Rumania, and a summary of United States views concerning the armistice with Rumania; quoted in footnote 6 to a Briefing Book paper of July 5, 1945, on Rumania ( document No. 288, page 370), q. v.]
June 8 [The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of War]
[Discussion of the questions of coal, rail transportation, use of raw materials and industrial equipment, and an export program in relation to the occupation of Germany; quoted in footnote 3 to extracts from a letter of July 4, 1945, from the Secretary of War to the Under Secretary of State ( document No. 365, page 524) and in footnote 3 to other extracts from the same letter ( document No. 427, page 628), q. v.]
June 9 (tel. 82) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Request for the President’s views on a proposal that the three delegations to the Berlin Conference should have separate quarters with their own guards and that a fourth place should be prepared in which they would confer.
55 94
[Page LXII]1945 June 9 The President to the Acting Secretary of State
Request for suggestions for the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government; request for the views of the Department of State on procedures for a European peace settlement and on a treaty providing for German demilitarization.
150 162
June 9 [ Marshal Stalin to President Truman ]
[Suggestion that the re-establishment of relations with Bulgaria, Finland, and Rumania not be postponed further, although the question of Hungary could be settled later; quoted in footnote 5 to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on establishing diplomatic relations and concluding peace treaties with the former Axis satellite states ( document No. 285, page 357), q. v.]
Undated [Department of State Memorandum]
[Draft of a message from President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill with respect to lend-lease from the United States to the United Kingdom; quoted in footnote 2 to a letter of June 19, 1945, from the Secretary of War to the Secretary of State ( document No. 540, page 814), q. v.]
June 10 (tel. 83) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message from Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin suggesting that future relations with Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania be discussed at the meeting of Heads of Government.
151 163
June 11 (tel. Scaf 447) (CCS. 706/11, appendix D) [The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff]
[Request for authority to fill the requirements of the London Munitions Assignments Board from war matériel in Austria and Germany, to render any excess war matériel unserviceable, and to dispose of such surplus equipment as scrap; printed as appendix D to a report of June 28, 1945, by the Combined Administrative Committee of the Combined Chiefs of Staff ( document No. 361, page 515), q. v.]
June 11 (tel. 67) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification of agreement with Prime Minister Churchill’s suggestion that the three delegations to the Berlin Conference should have separate quarters with their own guards, with a fourth place prepared in which they would confer.
(Footnote: Instructions of June 12, 1945, to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to make the necessary advance arrangements to carry out Mr. Churchill’s suggestion summarized above.)
56 95
[Page LXIII]1945 June 12 (tel. W 15519) [The Chief of Staff, United States Army, to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force]
[Instructions to make advance arrangements for the three delegations to the Berlin Conference to have separate quarters with their own guards, with a fourth place to be prepared in which they would confer; quoted in footnote 3 to a message of June 11, 1945, from President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill ( document No. 56, page 95), q. v.]
June 12 The Head of the British Joint Staff Mission to the President’s Chief of Staff
Notification that the British Chiefs of Staff will be in attendance at the Berlin Conference; suggestion that the Combined Chiefs of Staff meet in London before the meeting of the Heads of Government.
57 95
June 12 The Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board to the President
Report on the conversations which Joseph E. Davies had with Prime Minister Churchill on May 26, 27, and 29, 1945, in which they discussed the arrangements for the meeting of Heads of Government and outstanding European problems.
(Footnote: Draft aide-mémoire, dated May 29, 1945, containing a statement of President Truman’s position with respect to a meeting of Heads of Government and of his desire to have an opportunity before such a meeting to establish personal contact and relations with Marshal Stalin.)
33 64
June 12 The Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board to the President
Report on a conversation which Joseph E. Davies had with Foreign Secretary Eden on May 28, 1945, in which they discussed outstanding European problems.
34 78
June 13 [The Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion to the Secretary of War]
[Summary of agreements reached at an interdepartmental meeting of June 4, 1945, with respect to lend-lease from the United States to the United Kingdom; printed as an enclosure to a letter of June 19, 1945, from the Secretary of War to the Secretary of State ( document No. 540, page 814), q. v.]
June 14 (tel. 88) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Notification that Prime Minister Churchill will bring with him to the Berlin Conference Clement R. Attlee, the official leader of the opposition.
58 96
June 14 (tel. 290) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Statement of confidence that a continuation of Soviet-American cooperation will meet with success in preserving peace and international good will.
59 96
June 14 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President
Inquiry as to whether the President wishes Ambassador Harriman to take up with Marshal Stalin anything in regard to arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
60 97
[Page LXIV]1945 June 14 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of comments on the British suggestions for the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
152 164
June 14 [The Acting Secretary of State to the President]
[Review of the policy to give the Allied Commission in Italy an increasingly civilian character and of the decision to appoint Colonel James H. Douglas, Jr., as Chief Commissioner, and recommendation that Colonel Douglas be given the personal rank of Minister; quoted in footnote 2 to a message of July 13, 1945, from the Special Assistant to the Director of European Affairs to the Director of European Affairs ( document No. 482, page 712), q. v.]
June 14 (CCS. 877) [Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff]
[Recommendations concerning basic objectives, strategy, and policies in the war against Japan; quoted in footnote 1 to a memorandum of June 30, 1945, by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff ( document No. 600, page 912), q. v.]
June 15 (tel. 293) The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification that General Eisenhower has been directed to make advance arrangements for the United States Delegation to the Berlin Conference; general information on the composition of the Delegation.
61 97
June 15 (tel. 89) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestion that the code word Terminal be used for the Berlin Conference.
62 98
June 15 (tel. 74) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Approval of the suggestion that the code word Terminal be used for the Berlin Conference.
63 98
June 15 (tel. 92) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestions concerning a possible visit of King George VI to the Berlin Conference.
64 98
June 15 The President’s Chief of Staff to the Head of the British Joint Staff Mission
Notification that the United States Chiefs of Staff think it inadvisable for the Combined Chiefs of Staff to meet in London before the Berlin Conference, but that they will be willing to stop in London after the close of that meeting.
65 99
June 15 (tel. 3612) The Political Adviser for German Affairs to the Director of European Affairs
Notification that General Eisenhower intends to send a party to Berlin on June 17 to make advance arrangements for the Berlin Conference and has asked General Deane to ascertain if Marshal Zhukov will designate representatives to discuss this matter.
66 100
June 15 Memorandum by the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Memorandum of a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Assistant Foreign Commissar Vyshinsky concerning travel to Berlin of an advance American party to make arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
67 100
[Page LXV]1945 June 15 (tel. 7) The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Suggestion that a demand for the unconditional surrender of Japan be contained in a tripartite or quadripartite demand to be issued at or after the Berlin Conference.
153 173
June 15 (CCS. 880) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Suggested agenda for the next conference of the United States and British Chiefs of Staff.
154 174
June 15 The President’s Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Request for recommendations on ten questions likely to be raised at the Berlin Conference.
155 174
June 15 (tel. 4828) [The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom]
[Instructions with respect to a démarche to Spain concerning the proposed vesting of all German assets in Spain in the Allied Control Council for Germany; quoted in footnote 1 to a message of June 28, 1945, from the Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State ad interim ( document No. 382, page 555), q. v. Identical instructions were sent on the same date to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union as telegram No. 1316.]
Undated [Note by the Yugoslav Delegation to the Conference at Duino Concerning Venezia Giulia]
[Proposals on the civil administration of the zone of Venezia Giulia coming under Allied Military Government; printed as enclosure 1 to an agreed note of June 20, 1945, by the Supreme Commander of the Yugoslav Army and the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean ( document No. 561, page 843), q. v.]
June 15 The Acting Secretary of State to the President’s Naval Aide
Transmittal of a memorandum for the President and of a suggested list of Department of State personnel to assist the President at the Berlin Conference.
68 101
June 16 (tel. 12) The Secretary of State to the President
Request for an opportunity to discuss with the President the proposed list of Department of State personnel to attend the Berlin Conference.
69 103
June 16 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a discussion with the President concerning the list of Department of State personnel to attend the Berlin Conference and concerning a message from Ambassador Hurley in regard to Sino-Soviet relations.
70, 157 103, 176
June 16 (tel. 76) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement to any arrangements made by Prime Minister Churchill for a visit by King George VI to Berlin.
71 104
[Page LXVI]1945 June 16 (tel. 93) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Request that President Truman bear in mind President Roosevelt’s promise not to visit France before he visited Great Britain.
72 104
June 16 (tel. 6104) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on Prime Minister Churchill’s invitation to Clement Attlee to attend the Berlin Conference, on Harold Laski’s statement on the subject, and on Mr. Attlee’s acceptance of the invitation.
73 104
June 16 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Notification that the Department of State is preparing material on Palestine for possible use by the President at the Berlin Conference; comment on the desirability of obtaining information on British intentions as to the future of Palestine.
156 175
June 16 [The Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador]
[Request that the Italian Government be informed that the United States would welcome an Italian declaration of war on Japan but could give no commitment to provide resources or shipping for the prosecution by Italy of hostilities against Japan; quoted in footnote 4 to a memorandum of July 4, 1945, by the Under Secretary of State ( document No. 236, page 298), q. v.]
June 16 [Memorandum by the Allied Delegation to the Conference at Duino Concerning Venezia Giulia]
[Statement of the position of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, with respect to civil administration of the zone of Venezia Giulia coming under Allied Military Government; printed as enclosure 2 to an agreed note of June 20, 1945, by the Supreme Commander of the Yugoslav Army and the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean ( document No. 561, page 843), q. v.]
June 17 (tel. 94) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message from Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin concerning arrangements for separate enclaves for the three delegations to the Berlin Conference, with a fourth place in which the delegations could meet to confer.
74 106
June 18 (tel. 297) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Notification that United States commanders have been instructed to begin the movement into the agreed zones of occupation in Germany and Austria on July 1; statement of the assumption that American troops will be in Berlin before that date to make arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
75 107
June 18 (tel. 78) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Assurance that press reports that the President would stop in Paris en route to Berlin are not authentic.
76 107
[Page LXVII]1945 June 18 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the President concerning a proposed statement calling on Japan to surrender unconditionally.
159 177
June 18 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a list of economic questions which may appropriately be discussed, either on a tripartite or on a bilateral basis, at the Berlin Conference.
160 178
June 18 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Background information and recommendations with respect to United States policy on the treatment of Italy.
466 686
June 18 (tel. 817) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Acting Secretary of State
Report concerning Soviet desiderata, as explained to the Turkish Ambassador at Moscow on June 7, 1945, in connection with the conclusion of a new Soviet-Turkish treaty.
684 1020
June 18 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the British Minister concerning Soviet demands on Turkey and a possible joint Anglo-American approach to the Soviet Government along the lines of an attached aide-mémoire.
683 1017
June 18 Memorandum by the Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Minutes of a meeting of the President with a group of advisers at which the details of the military campaign against Japan were discussed.
598 903
June 18 The Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs to the Assistant Secretary of War
Statement of the view that during the period of Allied military government in Germany the responsibility of the military authorities with respect to imports should include all imports which serve the purposes of the United States Government in Germany.
336 468
June 18 Memorandum by the Acting Chief of the Division of Middle Eastern Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation between the Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs and the Iranian Minister concerning the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iran.
630 953
June 18 (tel. 1336) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmittal of a message from President Truman to Marshal Stalin, suggesting that the question of establishing diplomatic relations with Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
161 182
[Page LXVIII]1945 June 18 (tel.) [The British Foreign Office to the British Ambassador in the United States]
[Suggested Anglo-Franco-American communication notifying the Soviet Government of proposed tripartite conversations concerning an approach to the Spanish Government on Spanish withdrawal from Tangier and concerning a provisional regime for Tangier; printed as an attachment to an aide-mémoire of June 20, 1945, from the British Embassy to the Department of State ( document No. 653, page 984), q. v.]
June 19 The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Comment on a draft reply from President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill with respect to lend-lease from the United States to the United Kingdom.
(Enclosure: Letter of June 13, 1945, from the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion to the Secretary of War, summarizing agreements reached on the above subject at an interdepartmental meeting of June 4, 1945.)
(Footnote: Department of State draft of a reply on the above subject to Prime Minister Churchill.)
540 814
June 19 (tel. 2673) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the temporary suspension of the Duino negotiations, with respect to Venezia Giulia, between the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, and a Yugoslav delegation.
559 842
June 19 (tel. S 91539) The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Statement of the necessity for an American reconnaissance group to proceed to Berlin immediately to make the necessary arrangements for the meeting of Heads of Government.
77 108
June 19 (347) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar
Request that the Soviet Government authorize the Soviet General Staff to approve immediately General Eisenhower’s request to send a reconnaissance party to Berlin.
78 109
June 19 (tel. 412) The Ambassador in Iran to the Acting Secretary of State
Comments and recommendations with respect to the withdrawal of American forces from Iran.
631 954
June 19 The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Views of the War Department on the Iranian Government’s request for the withdrawal of American forces from Iran.
632 956
June 19 (tel. 3) The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Suggestion that the creation of a Council of Foreign Ministers be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
227 283
[Page LXIX]1945 June 19 (tel. 2165) The Representative on the Allied Commission for Reparations to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States divide whatever reparations become available from Germany to them as a group on a 55%–22½%–22½% formula.
356 510
June 20 (tel.) The President’s Chief of Staff to the President
Notification that Fleet Admiral Leahy has asked Ambassador Harriman to ascertain Marshal Stalin’s reaction to the President’s bringing the United States Chiefs of Staff to Berlin.
79 110
June 20 (tel. MX 24738) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force
Notification that the Soviet military authorities have indicated that they cannot change their decision to postpone until June 28 or 29 the visit of an American reconnaissance party to Berlin, but that efforts will be continued to arrange for reconnaissance.
80 110
June 20 (tel. S 91755) The Commanding General, Sixth Army Group, to the Chief of Staff, United States Army
Report that attempts to obtain permission for a reconnaissance party to proceed to Berlin have been unsuccessful; recommendation that steps be taken through governmental channels to secure the necessary permission.
81 111
June 20 (tel. MX 24748) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force
Further report on the difficulties of obtaining permission from the Soviet Government for an American reconnaissance party to proceed to Berlin.
82 111
June 20 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State
Request that Ambassador Harriman be instructed to deliver a message to the Soviet Foreign Commissariat urgently requesting that permission be granted for an advance United States party to enter Berlin and stating that it may be necessary to delay the meeting of Heads of Government if the necessary permission is not granted at once.
83 112
June 20 (A–46) [The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State]
[Report on conditions in Vienna; printed as an enclosure to a message of July 9, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State ( document No. 271, page 340), q. v.]
June 20 [The Political Adviser in Germany to the Deputy Military Governor, United States Zone in Germany]
[Arguments against combining Hessen–Nassau and parts of Baden and Wurttemberg into one Land; printed as enclosure 4 to a despatch of June 30, 1945, from the Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim ( document No. 340, page 474), q. v.]
[Page LXX]1945 June 20 (tel. 1693) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a memorandum from the Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, containing recommendations on redeployment of Allied troops in Italy; comments on the Chief Commissioner’s recommendations.
474 705
June 20 (tel. 2695) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Notification that word has been received from Lieutenant-General Morgan that an agreement with the Yugoslavs was signed at 9 a.m. on June 20, 1945.
560 842
June 20 Agreed Note by the Supreme Commander of the Yugoslav Army and the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean
Note on civil administration of the zone of Venezia Giulia coming under Allied Military Government, signed at Duino by Generals Jovanović and Morgan.
(Enclosures: Note by the Yugoslav Delegation on Allied Military Government and comments thereon by the delegation representing the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean.)
561 843
June 20 The Acting Secretary of State to the Chief of the Division of African Affairs
Instructions and guidance for the United States Representatives in the forthcoming negotiations with respect to the status of the International Zone of Tangier.
652 982
June 20 (1351//45) The British Embassy to the Department of State
Statement of the British position on notifying the Soviet Government concerning the impending negotiations on Tangier.
(Attachment: Telegram of June 18, 1945, from the Foreign Office to the British Ambassador in the United States, containing the text of a suggested Anglo-Franco-American communication to the Soviet Government on the above subject.)
653 984
June 20 (tel. 822) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the British Ambassador in Turkey concerning Soviet-Turkish relations; recommendation that the United States make a prompt and firm expression of its views on the subject to the Soviet Government.
685 1022
June 20 (tel. 24) The Assistant to the Secretary of State to the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the United States Delegation at the United Nations Conference on International Organization
Tentative United States suggestions for the agenda for the meeting of Heads of Government.
163 183
June 21 The Assistant Secretary of War to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
Preliminary views on the use of Army appropriations to carry out United States policies in Germany in the field of relief and rehabilitation.
337 470
[Page LXXI]1945 June 21 (779/–/45) (312) The British Minister to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
Disclaimer of any intention on the part of the British Government to oppose the United States Government or any other government in the acquisition of landing rights for civil aircraft in any country.
548 822
June 21 Memorandum by the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Memorandum of a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Assistant Foreign Commissar Vyshinsky concerning arrangements for the advance American party to enter Berlin to make preparations for the Berlin Conference.
(Enclosure: Mr. Vyshinsky’s reply to Ambassador Harriman’s note of June 20, 1945, on the above subject.)
84 113
June 21 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President’s Chief of Staff
Personal views on the likelihood that Marshal Stalin will wish to discuss military questions with the President; recommendations concerning the inclusion of certain military and naval officers on the United States Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
85 115
June 21 Marshal Stalin to President Truman
Complaint concerning the Anglo-American attitude with respect to Venezia Giulia and particularly concerning the behavior of Field Marshal Alexander; expression of hope in respect to Trieste–Istria that just Yugoslav interests will be satisfied.
562 846
June 21 (tel. 177) ( Ampolad 104) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a TANYUG release concerning the Duino discussions on civil administration in Venezia Giulia.
563 847
June 21 (tel. 178) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the possible motives of the Yugoslav Delegation in failing to reach an agreement at Duino concerning civil administration in Venezia Giulia; recommendation that the United States and the United Kingdom issue a statement of the facts and broadcast it to Yugoslavia.
564 848
June 21 [Text Agreed to by the Polish Leaders Meeting at Moscow]
[Agreement with respect to the formation of a Polish Provisional Government of National Unity, as submitted to the Commission on the Polish Question; quoted in a telegram of June 23, 1945, from the Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State ( document No. 486, page 722), q. v.]
June 21 (659) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmittal of a revised draft of the statutes of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary and of Major General William S. Key’s comments thereon.
289 374
[Page LXXII]1945 June 21 (tel. 181) The Acting Secretary of State to the Representative in Bulgaria
Request for views and recommendations on the advisability of concluding peace treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania instead of negotiating for the improvement of the status of United States representatives in those countries.
(The same message was sent on the same date to the Acting Representative in Rumania as telegram No. 310 and to the Representative in Hungary as telegram No. 113.)
290 380
June 22 (tel. 36) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of Ambassador Pauley’s views that the division of the German Navy and Merchant Marine is a military matter so long as the United States is at war with Japan, but that the division of the Merchant Marine is ultimately a concern of the Allied Commission on Reparations.
389 572
June 22 Briefing Book Paper
Background information with respect to Jewish immigration into Palestine; recommendation that a long-term settlement of the Palestine question be discussed at the Berlin Conference only in the most general terms.
646 972
June 22 (tel.) [The British Foreign Office to the British Embassy in the United States]
[Instructions to sound out the Department of State with respect to the desirability of a full exchange of views on the question of transfers of ethnic minority groups in Europe; paraphrase transmitted to the Department of State in a communication of June 28, 1945, from the British Embassy ( document No. 437, page 644), q. v.]
June 22 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President’s Chief of Staff
Request for information as to the size and composition of the United States Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
86 116
Undated [Memorandum by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Statement of general principles with respect to reparations, submitted on June 22, 1945; printed as appendix J to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
June 22 (tel. 844) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a Soviet-Turkish conversation of June 18, 1945, in which the Soviet representative elaborated on Soviet desiderata vis-à-vis Turkey.
686 1024
[Page LXXIII]1945 June 22 The Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs to the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum concerning the recollection of Department of State officials of a statement on Turkey made by Marshal Stalin at the Yalta Conference.
687 1026
June 22 (tel. 4) The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Comments on the tentative United States suggestions for the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
164 185
June 22 (SC–136) Staff Committee Paper
Recommendations with respect to the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
165 186
June 22 (C.C.S. 884) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Suggestions concerning information which should be given to the Soviet authorities concerning the war against Japan.
609 931
June 22 (tel. 1370) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification of concurrence in Ambassador Harriman’s acceptance of the Polish settlement worked out at Moscow; notification that Presidential approval of recognition of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity has been recommended.
484 720
June 22 (CC–63) [Coordinating Committee Paper]
[Background information and recommendations with respect to use of American property by the satellite countries for reparation; printed as an enclosure to an instruction of July 6, 1945, from the Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( document No. 324, page 426), q. v.]
June 22 (tel. 1382) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Enumeration of questions regarding Polish-American relations concerning which the Department of State desires assurances from competent members of the new Polish Provisional Government.
485 721
June 22 (tel. 607) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy
Request for clarification concerning reports that Yugoslavia intends to raise on a governmental level the question of civil administration in Venezia Giulia.
565 848
June 22 (tel. 2725) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a meeting with Lieutenant-General Morgan, at which the Duino negotiations with respect to Venezia Giulia were reviewed.
566 849
June 22 (tel. 188) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a public address by Prime Minister Tito, in which reference was made to the question of civil government in Venezia Giulia.
567 851
June 23 (tel. 430) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Acting Secretary of State
Reply to a request for views on the conclusion of a peace treaty with Rumania.
293 385
[Page LXXIV]1945 June 23 (tel. 302) The President’s Chief of Staff to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Tentative list of the United States Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
87 116
June 23 (tel. 97) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestion that the press should not be allowed at the Berlin Conference, but that photographers should be permitted.
88 117
June 23 (tel. 81) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification of agreement with the suggestion that the press should not be allowed at the Berlin Conference, but that photographers should be permitted.
89 118
June 23 Briefing Book Paper
Background information with respect to the role of France in United Nations councils and French views on the Rhineland.
222, 402 251, 592
June 23 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning recognition of the Renner government in Austria.
268 334
June 23 Briefing Book Paper
Background information on the negotiations in the European Advisory Commission on the establishment of zones of occupation in Austria and on control machinery for Austria.
278 347
June 23 Briefing Book Paper
Background information on the expulsion of minority groups from Czechoslovakia.
436 643
June 23 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations with respect to the withdrawal of Allied forces from Iran.
628 949
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations with respect to Anglo-Soviet rivalry in Iran.
629 951
June 23 (IPCOG 9/2) The Informal Policy Committee on Germany to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a draft directive to the Commanding General, United States Forces in Austria, regarding the military government of Austria.
270 337
June 23 (tel. 98) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Transmittal of the text of a message from Marshal Stalin to Prime Minister Churchill concerning physical arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
90 118
June 23 (1213) The Ambassador in Greece to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a report on Partisan troop concentrations in Yugoslav Macedonia.
454 666
[Page LXXV]1945 June 23 (CC 1001) [The Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean]
[Recommendations with respect to future policy toward Italy; printed as an enclosure to a despatch of June 27, 1945, from the Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ( document No. 467, page 688), q. v.]
June 23 (tel. 2231) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a communiqué to be issued at Moscow by the Commission on the Polish Question concerning the formation of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.
486 722
June 23 (tel. 1389) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification of Presidential approval in principle of the recognition by the United States of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity; proposal of a public statement concerning free elections in Poland.
487 724
June 23 (tel. 197) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Recommendations in connection with Prime Minister Tito’s public remark that the problem of civil government in Venezia Giulia is still open.
568 851
June 23 (tel. S 92697) The Assistant Chief of Staff, Supply Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Report on the visit of Major General Parks to the proposed site of the Berlin Conference; request for action by the Soviet Government on authorizing certain arrangements beyond the authority of Soviet military officials in Berlin.
91 119
June 23 (366) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar
Request for Soviet action with respect to American needs in connection with preparations for the Berlin Conference.
92 120
June 23 (tel. 2909) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
Statement of the United States position that the Soviet Union should be kept informed concerning the proposed Anglo-Franco-American conversations on Tangier.
654 985
June 23 (tel. 1391) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Summary of proposals by Major General Key for revision of the statutes of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary; request for comments thereon.
294 385
June 23 Marshal Stalin to President Truman
Reiteration of the Soviet view that nothing can justify a further postponement in re-establishing diplomatic relations with Bulgaria and Rumania.
295 387
[Page LXXVI]1945 June 23 (tel. 2734) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that Lieutenant-General Morgan has recommended that the final settlement of the Venezia Giulia problem be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
167 192
June 23 (tel. 332) The Representative in Bulgaria to the Acting Secretary of State
Views on the conclusion of a peace treaty with Bulgaria; estimate of Soviet objectives in Bulgaria.
292 382
June 23 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Reply to a British suggestion that the United States and the United Kingdom make a démarche to the Soviet Union in connection with recent Soviet-Turkish conversations.
688 1027
June 23 (tel. 649) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey
Review of Anglo-American communications with regard to Soviet-Turkish relations; authorization for discussions with the Turkish Government concerning the United States position on this question.
689 1028
June 23 (tel. 5097) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
United States views on a British proposal for concluding peace treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.
291 381
June 24 Memorandum by the Commanding General, United States Sector, Berlin District
Report on a visit to Berlin on June 22–23, 1945, to make arrangements concerning the Berlin Conference; recommendation that the Crown Prince’s palace at Potsdam be accepted as suitable for the conference and that the Soviet plan for a compound of billets for the United States Delegation at Babelsberg also be accepted.
(Footnote: Letter of June 25, 1945, from the Political Adviser in Germany to the Director of European Affairs, summarizing the physical arrangements made for the Berlin Conference.)
93 121
June 24 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President’s Chief of Staff
Report that Marshal Stalin has no objection to the President’s bringing his Chiefs of Staff with him to Berlin.
94 125
June 24 (tel. 2250) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that it would be of assistance in the war against Japan and in the reparations program in Germany if oil and agricultural products from Austria, Hungary, and Rumania could be obtained by reverse lend-lease from the Soviet Union.
620 942
June 24 (tel. 2749) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Explanation of the delay in the receipt of information concerning the Yugoslav reservation relating to civil administration in Venezia Giulia.
569 852
[Page LXXVII]1945 June 24 (tel. 5117) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Transmittal of a message from President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill including the text of a draft directive on coal for issuance to the American Commander in Chief in Europe.
(Footnote: General de Gaulle’s reply, transmitted June 28, 1945, to a parallel message sent to him on June 24, 1945.)
420 612
June 25 [The Political Adviser in Germany to the Director of European Affairs]
[Summary of the physical arrangements for the Berlin Conference; quoted in footnote 1 to a memorandum of June 24, 1945, by the Commanding General, United States Sector, Berlin District ( document No. 93, page 121), q. v.]
June 25 (tel. S 93051) The Commanding General, Twelfth Army Group, to the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Urgent request that action be taken to authorize local Soviet authorities in Berlin to arrange details concerning the Berlin Conference such as establishment of radiotelephone and teleprinter terminals and relay points.
96 126
June 25 (tel. 2262) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Proposal for the allocation of reparations from Germany as among the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
358 512
June 25 (tel. 1741) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that former Prime Minister Bonomi considers the retention of Allied forces in Italy essential.
475 707
June 25 (tel. 6398) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a British suggestion regarding a Polish pledge to hold free elections; selection of Robert Hankey to be British Chargé d’Affaires at Warsaw.
488 724
June 25 (tel. 3826) The Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of of State
Report of French views on the location of the Tangier conversations and on the desirability of keeping the Soviet Union informed concerning them.
655 986
June 25 (tel. 2263) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Turkish Ambassador in the Soviet Union concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
690 1029
June 25 (tel. 6403) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of British views on the location of the Tangier conversations and on the desirability of keeping the Soviet Union informed concerning them.
657 987
[Page LXXVIII]1945 June 25 (tel. MX 24794) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Commanding General, Twelfth Army Group
Report that no reply has been received from the Soviet authorities to the most recent request for expediting arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
95 125
June 25 (362a) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar
Request that the Soviet Government issue authority to the local Soviet commander in Berlin to grant authority for such operations as are necessary in Berlin to prepare for the meeting of Heads of Government.
97 126
June 25 The Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Suggestion that certain questions concerning preparations for the Berlin Conference be considered after the arrival of Marshal Zhukov in Berlin.
98 127
June 25 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the French Ambassador, during which the following subjects were discussed: exclusion of France from the Berlin Conference; means for keeping France informed concerning the work of the Allied Commission on Reparations; participation of a French army corps in the war against Japan; and the position of the United States with respect to the crisis in the Levant.
99, 357, 616, 637 128, 512, 938, 961
June 25 The Acting Head of the British Joint Staff Mission to the President’s Chief of Staff
Suggestion that the Combined Chiefs of Staff hold their next meeting during the conference of the Heads of Government at Terminal .
100 129
June 25 (tel. 211) The Representative in Hungary to the Acting Secretary of State
Views on the conclusion of a peace treaty with Hungary; recommendation that every effort be made to obtain a more satisfactory operation of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary.
296 387
June 25 (382) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Secretary of State
Report on the current status of the Rumanian armistice convention.
(Enclosure: Statement by Mr. Constantin Visoianu concerning the application of the armistice.)
297 388
June 25 (tel. 201) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on items in the Yugoslav press concerning Macedonia.
455 668
June 25 (C.C.S. 880/1) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Suggestion that Combined Chiefs of Staff machinery after the war with Japan be added to the agenda for the military discussions at Terminal .
169 193
[Page LXXIX]1945 June 25 (tel. 304) President Truman to Marshal Stalin
Review of the negotiations with Yugoslavia relating to Venezia Giulia; suggestion that there will be an opportunity for further discussion of the subject at the meeting of Heads of Government.
570 852
June 25 (tel. 158) The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Yugoslavia
Instruction to present the view, in discussions with Yugoslav officials, that Prime Minister Tito’s statement on civil administration in Venezia Giulia is incomprehensible in view of the clear stipulations of the Belgrade agreement.
571 854
June 25 (tel. Naf 1023) (FX 12507) The Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Report on civil administration in Venezia Giulia; review of the negotiations with the Yugoslav authorities on this subject; request for any further guidance which the Combined Chiefs of Staff may wish to send.
572 854
June 25 (tel. 5145) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Analysis of reasons for not inviting the Soviet Union to participate in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
656 986
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning termination of the European Advisory Commission and delegation of authority to national commanders in chief in Germany and Austria.
230 288
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendation concerning the position of indigenous national “governments” in Germany and Austria.
269 336
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendation concerning financial and economic policies to be followed with respect to the treatment of Austria.
275 345
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendation concerning the establishment of civil government in Germany.
333 462
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning banking arrangements, currency, and exchange arrangements in Germany.
334 464
[Page LXXX]1945 Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendation concerning the relationship between the Allied Commission on Reparations and the Allied Control Council for Germany.
353 508
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning arrangements to get German coal for other European countries.
418 608
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning the exchange of commodities between the zones of occupation in Germany.
419 611
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Civil Affairs Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning the handling of displaced persons in Germany and Austria.
527 796
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Views with respect to the possible dismemberment of Germany.
332, 514 461, 755
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Views with respect to the selection and treatment of war criminals.
396 584
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Views with respect to internationalization of the Ruhr.
403 595
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Views with respect to the conclusion of a peace treaty with Italy.
465 685
Undated Memorandum by the Joint Staff Planners of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning establishment of a unified agreed propaganda policy in Germany.
335 465
June 26 (tel. MX 24797) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Commanding General, Twelfth Army Group
Report on efforts to obtain Soviet approval for necessary preparations for the Berlin Conference.
101 130
June 26 (tel. 858) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Turkish Acting Foreign Minister concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
691 1030
[Page LXXXI]1945 June 26 Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee of Three
Minutes of a discussion between the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Acting Secretary of State concerning a proposed warning to Japan.
591 887
June 26 (tel. 6429) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with British officials concerning the problem of Tangier.
658 987
June 26 (tel. MX 24807) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Commanding General, Twelfth Army Group
Report on efforts to obtain Soviet approval for necessary preparations for the Berlin Conference.
102 130
June 26 The Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification that instructions have been given to the Soviet military authorities in Berlin to permit a United States communications group to proceed to Berlin to erect a high-frequency radio telephone station and a teletype system.
103 131
June 26 (tel. 2274) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a discussion with Polish leaders in Moscow concerning Polish-American relations; recommendations concerning United States economic assistance to Poland.
490, 522 726, 785
June 26 (tel. 6433) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of tentative British views concerning an approach to the Soviet Government for reform of the Allied Control Commissions for Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.
298 393
June 26 (tel. 1420) The Acting Secretary of State to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Transmittal of the text of a message from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commander in Chief, United States Forces of Occupation in Germany, concerning coordination with Ambassador Pauley on matters of restitution.
359 513
June 26 [Draft of a Directive to the Commander in Chief, United States Forces of Occupation in Germany]
[Draft of a directive on the identification and apprehension of persons suspected of war crimes and other offenses and on the trial of certain offenders; printed as annex 3 to a Briefing Book paper on war crimes ( document No. 395, page 578), q. v.]
June 26 (tel. 1425) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Request for views concerning free elections in Poland.
489 725
June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Proposal for the establishment of a Council of Foreign Ministers.
228 285
[Page LXXXII]1945 June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning a possible treaty for the demilitarization of Germany, with a commitment to use United States forces.
328 450
June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to United States objectives as to German shipping and shipbuilding.
(Enclosure: Memorandum of March 29, 1945, on German ships and shipbuilding as reparations items.)
387 563
June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of the Ruhr.
399 586
June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Review of the situation in Venezia Giulia, with special reference to Marshal Stalin’s latest message to the President on this subject.
558 840
June 27 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the Montreux Convention and the Turkish Straits.
680 1011
June 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a memorandum of June 2, 1945, on possible resurrection of the Communist International and the resumption of extreme leftist activities, and the possible effect thereof on the United States.
(The full text of the enclosed memorandum is printed, and also a summary of the enclosure in the form of a memorandum of June 2, 1945, from the Special Assistant to the Director of European Affairs to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and to the Director of European Affairs.)
226 267
June 27 [Mr. Froelich G. Rainey, of the Office of the Political Adviser in Germany, to the Political Adviser in Germany and the Director of Political Affairs, United States Group, Control Council, Germany]
[Report on the coal situation in Germany; printed as enclosure 1 to a despatch of June 28, 1945, from the Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim ( document No. 421, page 614), q. v.]
June 27 (1805) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of memorandum No. CC 1001, of June 23, 1945, from the Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, with respect to future Allied policy toward Italy.
467 688
June 27 (tel. MX 24829) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Deputy Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force
Notification that Marshal Zhukov will meet British and American military representatives in Berlin on June 29, 1945; transmittal of a request that information be transmitted to Marshal Zhukov immediately as to the subjects which the British and American representatives wish to discuss.
104 131
[Page LXXXIII]1945 June 27 The President to the Secretary of State
Agreement to Mr. Stettinius’ suggestion that he remain in Washington instead of accompanying the President to the Berlin Conference.
105 132
June 27 (tel. 2297) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Request for instructions with regard to attending the Berlin Conference.
106 132
June 27 (tel. 62) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Views on the French zone of occupation in Germany in relation to the objective of political decentralization.
338 471
June 27 (tel.) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force
Statement of the principles which will guide Ambassador Pauley’s representative in Frankfurt in approving contemplated removals of property, for the purpose of restitution, from American-controlled regions in Germany and Austria.
360 514
June 27 (C.C.S. 880/2) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Comments on the British suggestions for the agenda for the Combined Chiefs of Staff at the Berlin Conference.
170 194
June 27 (tel. 2794) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Field Marshal Alexander concerning civil administration in Venezia Giulia.
573 856
June 27 (tel. 3882) The Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the proposed text of an Anglo-French communication to the Soviet Government concerning the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
659 988
June 27 (tel. War 23447) The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union
Views on appropriate subjects for discussion with the Soviet Chiefs of Staff at the Berlin Conference.
171 194
June 28 (tel. 6507) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of British views on the control of German external assets.
(Footnote: Instructions of June 15, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassadors in the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union with respect to a démarche to Spain concerning the proposed vesting of all German assets in Spain in the Allied Control Council for Germany.
382 555
June 28 (tel. 2795) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report that Ambassador Kirk’s British colleague has received instructions to explain to Lieutenant General Anders why Poles abroad should welcome the formation of a new Polish Government.
491 727
[Page LXXXIV]1945 June 28 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning a British plan for a western European bloc. (The covering summary of this Briefing Book paper is dated July 4, 1945.)
(Attachment: Letter of May 16, 1944, from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State, giving views on the postwar relationship of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.)
224 256
June 28 (A–63) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Director of European Affairs
Discussion of considerations pertinent to the policy of banning all political activity in Germany.
339 472
June 28 (539) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim
Transmittal of (a) a report of June 27, 1945, by Mr. Froelich G. Rainey on the coal situation in Germany and (b) a report of June 7, 1945, by the PotterHyndley Mission to Northwest Europe on the coal situation in northwestern Europe.
421 614
June 28 (tel. 3890) [The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State ad interim]
[Transmittal of General de Gaulle’s agreement to President Truman’s proposal for a directive on coal production in Germany to be issued to the commanders of the zones of occupation; quoted in footnote 2 to a message of June 24, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( document No. 420, page 612), q. v.]
June 28 (tel. M 1149) The Chief of the Military Representation on the Allied Control Commission for Rumania to the War Department
Recommendations with respect to the early conclusion of a peace treaty with Rumania.
299 394
June 28 (tel. 2801) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a conversation with Field Marshal Alexander, in which it was indicated that Prime Minister Churchill would raise at the Berlin Conference the question of retaining United States forces in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
172 195
June 28 (512/15/45) The British Embassy to the Department of State
Transmittal of instructions of June 22, 1945, from the British Foreign Office to sound out the Department of State with respect to the desirability of a full exchange of views on the question of transfers of ethnic minority groups in Europe.
437 644
June 28 (tel. 44) The Chargé in Czechoslovakia to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on the gravity of the minority problem in Czechoslovakia.
438 645
June 28 (tel. 2313) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Reaction to the agreement for the formation of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.
492 727
[Page LXXXV]1945 June 28 (tel. M 1150) The Chief of the Military Representation on the Allied Control Commission for Rumania to the War Department
Views on objectives toward which United States policy in Rumania should be directed.
300 396
June 28 (tel. 439) [The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Secretary of State ad interim]
[Reference to reports transmitted to the War Department by Brigadier General Schuyler; quoted in footnote 1 to a message of June 28 from General Schuyler to the War Department ( document No. 299, page 394), q. v.]
June 28 (C.C.S. 880/3) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Views on the size of the military staffs to be taken to the Berlin Conference.
107 133
June 28 (C.C.S. 706/11) Report by the Combined Administrative Committee of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Background information and recommendations concerning the disposal of enemy war materiel in Germany and Austria.
(Appendix A: Draft message to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, and the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, on the above subject.)
(Appendix B: Draft message to the London Munitions Assignments Board on the above subject.)
(Appendix C: Analysis of facts bearing on the problem.)
(Appendix D: Message of June 11, 1945, from the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the above subject.)
361 515
June 28 The Secretary of State ad interim to the Secretary of War
Assurance that the views of the War Department will be borne in mind in any discussions with the Iranian Government on withdrawal of American forces from Iran.
633 957
June 28 Memorandum by the Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation between the Secretary of State ad interim and a group of Zionist leaders with respect to Jewish immigration into Palestine and related subjects.
647 974
June 29 (tel. 2320) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on oil production in the Soviet Union.
621 943
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning admission of American press correspondents into eastern Europe.
257 318
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Policy statement on European territorial settlements affecting Germany, specifically, the German-Danish frontier, the Ruhr and the Rhineland, and the German-Polish frontier.
259, 398, 509 321, 585, 742
[Page LXXXVI]1945 June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations and the conclusion of peace treaties with the former Axis satellite states.
(Footnote: President Truman’s message of June 7, 1945, to Marshal Stalin on the above subject, and Marshal Stalin’s reply of June 9, 1945.)
285 357
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the partition of Germany.
331 456
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning the prosecution of war criminals.
394 575
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning United States policy toward Greece.
442 651
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning United States policy toward Poland, including the question of the German-Polish frontier.
(Annex to document No. 483: Memorandum on the composition of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.)
(Footnote to document No. 510: Summary of American protests to the Soviet Union concerning Polish administration of territory in the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany and of Soviet replies to those protests.)
483, 510, 521 714, 743, 784
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the unconditional surrender of Japan and liberated areas in the Far East in relation to unconditional surrender.
574, 589, 607 858, 884, 928
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the future status of the International Zone of Tangier.
651 980
June 29 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to United States policy toward Turkey.
682 1015
June 29 [Department of State Memorandum]
[Draft of a proposal on the treatment of Germany as an economic unit; printed as a supplement to a Briefing Book paper on policy toward Germany ( document No. 327, page 435), q. v.]
June 29 (tel. 2322) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report that recognition of the Yalta decisions by the new Polish Government applies to the holding of elections and that the list of members of the new government conforms to the agreement approved by the Commission on the Polish Question.
493 729
[Page LXXXVII]1945 June 29 (tel. 2814) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on the disposition of Soviet troops in Bulgaria and on possible Soviet intentions concerning Turkey.
456, 693 669, 1033
June 29 (tel. 876) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a conversation with the Soviet Ambassador in Turkey concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
692 1031
June 29 (tel. 74) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
Summary of the coal situation in the Ruhr.
422 621
June 29 (tel. 6566) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on Foreign Office personnel to be assigned to the British Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
108 133
June 29 Memorandum by the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Memorandum of a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Assistant Foreign Commissar Vyshinsky concerning arrangements for the Berlin Conference, including the composition of the United States Delegation.
109 134
June 29 Memorandum by the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Memorandum of a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Assistant Foreign Commissar Vyshinsky concerning air traffic between the United States and the Soviet Union.
531 802
June 29 (tel. 2325) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the President
Notification that Ambassador Pauley is attempting to have a proposed reparation plan ready to submit to the Heads of Government at the Berlin Conference; suggestion that Mr. Pauley and five members of his staff attend the Conference.
110 134
June 29 (A–276) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Statement of United States views on the removal of oil field equipment from Rumania; discussion of United States oil policy vis-à-vis the Soviet Union.
323 423
June 29 (tel. M24854) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Chief of Staff, United States Army
Views on possible subjects for discussion with the Soviet Chiefs of Staff at the Berlin Conference.
174 196
June 29 (C.C.S. 880/4) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Statement on development of military operations in the Pacific.
599 910
June 29 (C.C.S. 880/5) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Comments on the agenda for the Combined Chiefs of Staff at the Berlin Conference.
175 197
[Page LXXXVIII]1945 June 29 The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State ad interim
Suggestion that the subject of war criminals be added to the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
176 198
June 29 (tel. 1467) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Explanation for the lack of reply to a Soviet note of March 17, 1945, concerning consultation on the political situation in Rumania.
(Footnote: Paraphrase of the Soviet note referred to above.)
301 398
June 29 (tel. 5306) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Statement of policy on United States participation in the administration of Tangier; discussion of the financing of the United States contribution to that administration.
660 989
June 30 (tel. 80) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim
Estimate of military needs for petroleum supplies in the United States zone of occupation in Germany.
623 944
June 30 (tel. 2345) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a discussion with Boleslaw Bierut concerning assets and obligations of the Polish State.
494 730
June 30 The Secretary of State ad interim to the President
Transmittal of a detailed memorandum on the agenda for the Berlin Conference and of related Briefing Book papers.
177 198
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the disposition of Libya.
246 305
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the disposition of Italian Somaliland.
247 307
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the disposition of Eritrea.
248 307
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the future of the Ruhr.
400 590
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of the left bank of the Rhine.
401 591
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to elections in Greece.
443 653
June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning Soviet cooperation in solving immediate European economic problems.
524 790
[Page LXXXIX]1945 June 30 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the situation in Syria and Lebanon.
(Footnote: Message of May 30, 1945, from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman on the above subject.)
636 959
June 30 Revised Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the Montreux Convention and the Turkish Straits.
(Footnotes: Variant text of this revised Briefing Book paper.)
681 1013
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of East Prussia; printed as attachment 1 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of Danzig; printed as attachment 2 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of German Upper Silesia; printed as attachment 3 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of eastern Pomerania; printed as attachment 4 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the disposition of German territory east of the Oder River, excluding East Prussia, Upper Silesia, and eastern Pomerania; printed as attachment 5 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
June 30 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information and recommendations concerning the disposition of the territory between the Oder and Lower Neisse Rivers; printed as attachment 6 to a Briefing Book paper of July 4, 1945, on the eastern frontier of Germany ( document No. 513, page 750), q. v.]
[Page XC]1945 Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning the economic relationship of the United States and the Soviet Union in the countries of eastern Europe.
322 420
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning United States policy toward Germany.
(Appendix: Draft of an agreement on the treatment of Germany in the initial control period.)
(Supplement: Draft, dated June 29, 1945, of a proposal on the treatment of Germany as an economic unit.)
(Footnote: Memorandum of March 23, 1945, on United States policy toward Germany.)
327 435
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Policy statement with respect to permanent economic and industrial restrictions on Germany.
329 452
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning a redefinition of United States policy and interests in Italy, a revision of the Italian surrender terms, and the conclusion of a definitive treaty of peace with Italy.
464 681
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to an agreement with the United Kingdom concerning lend-lease.
536 805
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information on United States commitments to the United Kingdom with respect to lend-lease in the period between the defeat of Germany and the surrender of Japan.
(Footnote: Message of May 28, 1945, from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman on the above subject.)
537 806
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information on the need for discussions with the United Kingdom on financial arrangements following the surrender of Japan.
539 810
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the form of Soviet military participation in the war against Japan.
605 924
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information on the Cairo Declaration of December 1, 1943; analysis of the importance of obtaining Soviet support of the Cairo Declaration.
606 926
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Editor’s note summarizing a Briefing Book paper concerning civil aviation matters in Anglo-American relations.
547 821
[Page XCI]1945 June 30 (tel. 205) The Minister in Lebanon to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on the Troupes Spéciales in the Levant.
638 962
June 30 [The British and French Embassies in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Foreign Commissariat]
[Notification concerning the forthcoming Anglo-Franco-American conversations on Tangier; quoted in a message of June 27, 1945, from the Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of State ( document No. 659, page 988), q. v.]
June 30 (519) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on a new organization of Länder in western Germany.
(Enclosure: Memorandum of June 20, 1945, from Ambassador Murphy to Lieutenant General Clay, summarizing arguments against combining Hessen–Nassau and parts of Baden and Wurttemberg into one Land.)
340 474
June 30 The Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs to the Assistant Secretary of War
Transmittal of a memorandum on the financing of a procurement and supply program in Germany.
341 477
June 30 (tel. 2353) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a discussion with Assistant Foreign Commissar Vyshinsky concerning air communications with Moscow.
532 803
June 30 (tel. 2823) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Additional report on the disposition of Soviet troops in Bulgaria.
457 670
June 30 (C.C.S. 877/1) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposals for amending a memorandum of June 14, 1945, by the United States Chiefs of Staff with respect to basic objectives, strategy, and policies in the war against Japan.
(Footnote: Quotations from the United States memorandum (C.C.S. 877) referred to above.)
600 912
June 30 (C.C.S. 880/6) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Views on the size of the military staffs to be taken to the Berlin Conference.
111 135
June 30 (tel. 87) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on communications arrangements with Berlin.
112 135
June 30 (tel. 1473) The Washington Liaison Representative for the Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Transmittal of estimates of petroleum surpluses in eastern Europe.
622 944
[Page XCII]1945 June 30 (tel. 5327) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Review of the situation concerning control of assets of the former German satellite states located in neutral countries.
(The same message was sent on the same date to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union as telegram No. 1475.)
325 432
June 30 (tel. 2826) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of Lieutenant General Anders’ views with respect to Soviet policy toward Poland.
495 730
June 30 (tel. 2354) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Views on the reorganization of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary.
302 399
July 1 (tel. 2828) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State ad interim
Summary of British views on the retention of a combined command in Italy.
476 707
July 1 (tel. 206) The Minister in Lebanon to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a conversation with the Lebanese Foreign Minister concerning the crisis in the Levant.
639 965
July 1 (tel. 99) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Notification that King George VI must visit Ulster during the period of the Berlin Conference; reference to the King’s invitation to President Truman to visit Great Britain.
113 137
Undated Note by the President’s Chief of Staff
Note concerning a possible agreement to place Korea under a quadripartite trusteeship.
254 314
Undated Note by the President’s Chief of Staff
Note concerning the possible temporary occupation by the Netherlands of agricultural land in Germany as reparation for the inundation of such land in the Netherlands during the German occupation.
355 510
Undated Note by the President’s Chief of Staff
Note concerning the disposition of captured German shipping.
388 571
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of Harry Hopkins’ report to the President concerning the former’s conversations with Marshal Stalin on planning for a peace conference.
229 287
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of the provisions of the Cairo Declaration of December 1, 1943, relating to Korea; summary of discussions at the Yalta Conference and of Map Room messages thereafter relating to Korea.
250 309
[Page XCIII]1945 Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Report that there have been no Map Room messages referring to the free use of the Rhine and Danube Rivers.
261 322
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Report on a search of Map Room papers with respect to the Suez, Panama, and Kiel Canals.
262 322
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of references, in the Map Room papers, to the dismemberment of Germany.
330 453
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of references, in the Map Room papers, to the possible occupation of a part of Germany by the Netherlands and Belgium as reparation for damages inflicted by the Germans.
354 509
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of references, in the Map Room papers, to the disposition of German shipping.
(Footnote: Message of May 23, 1945, from Marshal Stalin to President Truman on the above subject.)
386 562
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of references, in the Map Room papers, to Indochina, with special reference to command difficulties and to Ambassador Hurley’s views on the subject.
603 915
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
Summary of references, in the Map Room papers, to the Dardanelles and to revision of the Montreux Convention.
679 1010
July 2 (tel. 893) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Secretary of State ad interim
Reflections on recent developments in Soviet-Turkish relations.
694 1033
July 2 (tel. 2367) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report on difficulties with the Soviet authorities in connection with occupying the United States zone of occupation in Austria.
279 348
July 2 The Secretary of War to the President
Transmittal of a memorandum on the proposed program for Japan and of a draft proclamation calling for the surrender of Japan.
592 888
[Page XCIV]1945 July 2 The Secretary of State ad interim to the President
Transmittal of a draft message from the President to the Polish Prime Minister and of a draft public statement by the President to announce recognition by the United States of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.
496 731
July 2 (tel. 83) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that the United States intends to accord recognition to the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity at 7 p.m. on July 3, 1945; suggestion that British recognition be accorded at the same time.
497 733
July 2 (tel. 1488) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Views on the amount and allocation of reparations from Germany.
(Footnote: Principles to be followed with respect to reparations from Germany, quoted from the instructions for the United States Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations.)
363 519
July 2 Briefing Book Paper
Background information on the position of the British Prime Minister at tripartite meetings of Heads of Government with respect to the United Kingdom and the other parts of the Commonwealth. (The covering summary of this Briefing Book paper is dated July 4, 1945.)
223 253
July 2 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the retention of Allied forces in Italy. (This paper, in the form of a memorandum for the President, was forwarded to the President on July 4, 1945.)
473 704
July 2 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the repatriation of Baltic nationals.
526 794
July 2 (C.C.S. 888) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a memorandum summarizing Anglo-American understandings reached in 1944 regarding the supply of military lend-lease in the period from the defeat of Germany to the surrender of Japan.
541 816
July 2 (R 125–45) [The Assistant Military Attaché in Greece to the War Department]
[Report on incidents along the Greek-Bulgarian and Greek-Yugoslav frontiers, and on Anglo-Soviet relations with respect to Greece; printed as an enclosure to a despatch of July 4, 1945, from the Ambassador in Greece to the Secretary of State ( document No. 458, page 670), q. v.]
July 2 (tel. 3981) The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State ad interim
Report of a Soviet approach to the French Government requesting Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier; report of French and British reactions to this approach.
662 991
[Page XCV]1945 July 2 (tel. 5371) The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Report of a conversation between the Secretary of State ad interim and the Soviet Ambassador in which a Soviet request was made to postpone the conversations on Tangier until arrangements could be made for a Soviet expert to attend; statement of the United States position on Soviet participation in those conversations.
(The same message was sent on the same date to the Ambassador in France as telegram No. 3049.)
661 989
July 3 (tel. 101) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Request that recognition of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity be postponed until July 4, 1945, to give the British Government more time in dealing with the problems of liquidating the affairs of the Polish Government-in-Exile.
498 733
July 3 (tel. 6674) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a message from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman expressing agreement in principle with the President’s proposed directive concerning German coal.
423 622
July 3 (tel. 2846) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State
Report on the strength of the Bulgarian Army and of Soviet forces in Bulgaria.
459 677
July 3 (tel. 898) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Prime Minister Saracoğlu concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
695 1034
July 3 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning the disposition of eastern Poland between the Riga Line and the Curzon Line.
511 747
July 3 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning the return to Poland of Polish territory annexed by Germany in 1939.
512 749
July 3 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendation concerning Soviet participation in European economic organizations.
525 792
July 3 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to a free port in Dairen and traffic arrangements on the Manchurian railways.
575 859
July 3 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning the military government and occupation of Japan, with special reference to the position of the Emperor.
590 885
[Page XCVI]1945 July 3 (tel. 2850) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State
Report on difficulties encountered by the British authorities in occupying the British zone of occupation in Austria.
280 349
July 3 The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations
Suggested work program for the Commission in order to prepare a definitive reparations program for presentation to the Heads of Government at the Berlin Conference.
364 522
July 3 (tel. 1500) The Secretary of State to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Notification that the United States concurs in the major findings of the report by the PotterHyndley Mission on the coal situation in northwestern Europe.
424 623
July 3 (G269/–/45) The British Embassy to the Department of State
Suggestions for amending the President’s proposed directive concerning German coal.
425 624
July 3 (tel. 6686) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report of a Soviet approach to the British Government requesting participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier; report of British reaction to this approach.
663 993
July 3 (7359/11/S/1945) The Czechoslovak Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the Chargé in Czechoslovakia
Request that the question of transfers of population be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
439 646
July 3 (tel. 85) President Truman to Prime Minister Churchill
Countersuggestion that recognition of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity be accorded on July 5, 1945.
499 734
July 3 (tel. 673) The Under Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey
Clarification of the position taken by Mr. Grew on June 18, 1945, in discussing Soviet-Turkish relations with the British Minister.
696 1036
July 3 (tel. Scaf 471) The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Suggestion that internationalization of the Danube be added to the agenda of the Berlin Conference.
178 205
July 3 Memorandum by the Director of European Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation with the British Minister concerning the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
(Attachment: Aide-mémoire attaching revised British suggestions for the agenda for the Berlin Conference.)
179 206
July 3 The Under Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of the revised British suggestions for the agenda for the Berlin Conference, with comments thereon.
180 209
[Page XCVII]1945 July 3 The Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board to the President
Transmittal of a memorandum commenting upon matters which may be included in the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
181 210
July 3 Memorandum by the Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board
Suggestions for implementing the general concepts of basic United States foreign policy.
221 249
July 3 (tel.) The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Authorization for Ambassador Pauley and five members of his staff to report to the President during the Berlin Conference.
114 137
Undated Memorandum by the Administrative Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide
List of the party accompanying the President to the Berlin Conference.
115 138
July 3 (tel. War 26351) The Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Liaison Officer at Berlin
List of the Joint Chiefs of Staff party attending the Berlin Conference.
116 140
July 3 (tel. MX 24883) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force
List of the party attending the Berlin Conference from the American Embassy at Moscow, the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations, and the United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union.
117 141
July 4 (tel. 2406) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Assistant to the Secretary of State
Inquiry concerning attendance at the Berlin Conference.
119 144
July 4 (tel. 6714) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report concerning British arrangements for liquidating the affairs of the Polish Government-in-Exile.
500 734
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Summary of background information on the position of the British Prime Minister at tripartite meetings of Heads of Government with respect to the United Kingdom and the other parts of the Commonwealth. (The full text of the Briefing Book paper to which this summary is attached is dated July 2, 1945.)
223 253
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Summary of background information and recommendations concerning a British plan for a western European bloc. (The full text of the Briefing Book paper to which this summary is attached is dated June 28, 1945.)
224 256
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning an interim administration for Korea.
252 311
[Page XCVIII]1945 July 4 Briefing Book Payer
Recommendations concerning the postwar government of Korea.
253 314
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning officers of the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations.
255 315
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the payment of reparations by Austria.
273 342
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning the control of German external assets.
381 554
July 4 Briefing Book Paper
Introductory statement concerning the eastern frontier of Germany.
(Attachments: Briefing Book papers of June 30, 1945, on East Prussia, Danzig, German Upper Silesia, eastern Pomerania, other German territory east of the Oder, and the territory between the Oder and Lower Neisse Rivers.)
513 750
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to economic questions affecting Austria.
274 343
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Editor’s note describing a Briefing Book paper on a draft agreement on certain additional requirements to be imposed on Germany.
414 604
July 4 Minutes of a Meeting of the Combined Policy Committee
Notification that the British Government concurs in the use of atomic weapons against Japan; statement by the Secretary of War with respect to disclosure to Generalissimo Stalin of the development of atomic fission for war purposes.
619 941
July 4 The Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs to the Secretary of State
Summary of the status of negotiations for an agreement on the zones of occupation in Austria.
281 350
July 4 European Advisory Commission Agreement
Text of the agreement on control machinery in Austria, signed by representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union on July 4, 1945.
282 351
July 4 (tel. 4005) The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State
Report on Anglo-American consultations concerning Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
664 993
July 4 (tel. 4012) The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State
Report on Franco-American consultations concerning Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
665 994
[Page XCIX]1945 July 4 (tel. 6729) The Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that, if discussion of war crimes is to be undertaken at the Berlin Conference, Mr. Justice Jackson review the matter in detail with the President and the Secretary of State.
183 221
July 4 (1282) The Ambassador in Greece to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of, and comments on, a report of July 2, 1945, by the Assistant Military Attaché concerning incidents along the Greek-Bulgarian and Greek-Yugoslav frontiers and concerning Anglo-Soviet relations with respect to Greece.
458 670
July 4 (tel. 6740) ( Comea 318) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report that the European Advisory Commission has approved in substance the draft of an agreement on the French zone of occupation in Germany.
406 598
July 4 (tel. 6742) ( Comea 319) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report of a statement made by Ambassador Winant to the European Advisory Commission, at the time of signature of the agreement on control machinery in Austria, with respect to the exaction of reparations from Austria.
276 346
July 4 Department of State Memorandum
Revised list of Department of State personnel to assist the President at the meeting of Heads of Government.
118 142
July 4 (tel. 1513) The Assistant to the Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification that the President and the Secretary of State wish Ambassador Harriman to attend the Berlin Conference.
120 144
July 4 (tel. 103) Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman
Suggestion that representatives of the press should not be allowed at the Berlin Conference.
121 145
July 4 (tel. 5415) The Secretary of State to the Chief of the Mission for Economic Affairs in the United Kingdom
Transmittal of the text of a letter from Assistant Secretary Clayton to Mr. Blaisdell concerning United States policy with respect to coal.
426 626
July 4 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendations concerning United States participation in the supervision of Greek elections.
444 654
July 4 [The Secretary of State to the President]
[Background information and recommendation concerning the retention of Allied forces in Italy; printed as a Briefing Book paper of July 2, 1945 ( document No. 473, page 704), q. v.]
July 4 The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Views on the problem of financing imports into Germany.
342 479
[Page C]1945 July 4 The Assistant Secretary of State for Public and Cultural Relations to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the recommendations of a committee appointed to consider a long-range policy for German reeducation.
343 482
July 4 The Director of the Office of War Information to the President
Recommendations with respect to German reeducation.
344 487
July 4 The Secretary of War to the Under Secretary of State
Comments on rolling stock, interim reparations, the coal situation in Germany, and the need for a definitive United States policy with respect to reparations from Germany.
(Footnotes: Extracts from a letter of June 8, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of War on the above subjects.)
365, 427 524, 628
Undated Memorandum by the Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board
Background information on the history of Russian-Turkish relations and of the Turkish Straits.
697 1037
July 5 (tel. 459) The Ambassador in Iran to the Secretary of State
Report that the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs has expressed the hope that at the Berlin Conference the United States will work to stop foreign interference in internal Iranian affairs and has spoken of the Iranian desire for the early withdrawal of British and Soviet troops.
634 957
July 5 (tel. 108) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State
Summary of a message to the Combined Chiefs of Staff concerning problems in reopening the Danube waterway and in disposing of river shipping in American hands.
265 328
July 5 (tel. 6749) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report that the British Government has taken over all leases held by the Polish Government-in-Exile.
505 738
July 5 (tel. 6756) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Further report on the British reaction to possible Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
666 995
July 5 The President to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a directive issued to the Joint Chiefs of Staff defining policy for the issue to foreign governments of lend-lease munitions of war and military and naval equipment.
542 818
July 5 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning the situation in Bulgaria and Bulgarian foreign relations.
286 362
[Page CI]1945 July 5 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning the situation in Hungary.
(Footnote: Instructions of May 28, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union, concerning a proposal for revision of the procedures of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary.)
287 366
July 5 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning the situation in Rumania.
(Footnote: Instructions of June 8, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union, concerning possible review of the terms of the armistice with Rumania.)
288 370
July 5 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning the application of the Yalta Declaration on Yugoslavia.
551 826
Undated Briefing Book Paper
Comments on the item on Yugoslavia contained in the proposed British agenda for the Berlin Conference.
552 827
July 5 The British Minister to the Director of European Affairs
Transmittal of a paraphrase of a message of July 5, 1945, from the Foreign Office to the British Ambassador in the United States, suggesting that the agenda for the Berlin Conference be amended to include the allocation of posts on the Executive Committee and the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations and a preliminary exchange of views regarding the seat of the world organization.
184 222
July 5 (1142) The Commanding General, United States Military Mission in the Soviet Union, to the Chief of Staff of the Soviet Army
Suggestion that the United States and Soviet Chiefs of Staff discuss at the Berlin Conference the question of establishing a system of local liaison between the United States and Soviet commanders in the Far East.
185 223
July 5 (42) The chargé in Czechoslovakia to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a Czechoslovak request that the question of the transfer of minorities be placed on the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
186 225
July 5 (tel. 309) President Truman to Generalissimo Stalin
Notification that the President is announcing that the press will not be allowed at Terminal .
122 145
July 5 (tel. 5446) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Instruction to inform the British Foreign Office of the composition of the Department of State party in the United States Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
123 145
July 5 (tel. 1521) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Invitation to attend the Berlin Conference.
124 146
[Page CII]1945 July 5 (tel. 61) The Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Germany
Invitation to attend the Berlin Conference; request that appropriate arrangements be made in Berlin for the Department of State party.
125 146
July 5 (tel. 916) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Under Secretary of State
Views on Soviet-Turkish relations.
698 1041
July 5 (tel. CC 13081) The Deputy Military Governor, United States Zone in Germany, to the War Department
Political report on conditions in Germany, with special reference to denazification, political activity, political aspects of the coal problem, and information control.
345 488
July 5 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendations as to policy on the financing of imports into Germany.
346 491
July 5 (A–17) The Assistant to the President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a note from the Holy See with respect to the possible transfer of Ukrainians from Germany to Galicia.
528 797
July 5 (tel. 2866) The Ambassador in Italy to the Secretary of State
Report concerning the strength of the Rumanian Army and the disposition of Soviet troops in the Balkans.
699 1042
July 5 (tel. 1452) The Ambassador in Spain to the Secretary of State
Report of the Spanish reaction to the Soviet request to participate in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
668 996
July 5 (tel. 6778) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report on British estimates concerning Soviet maneuvers against Turkey.
700 1043
July 5 (tel. 2418) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Statement of problems arising from the nonmember-ship of France in the Allied Commission on Reparations.
366 526
July 5 White House Press Release
Announcement by the President that the United States has established diplomatic relations with the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.
501 735
July 5 [President Truman to Prime Minister Osóbka-Morawski ]
[Acknowledgment of notification of the establishment of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity and notification in reply that the United States is establishing diplomatic relations with that Government; printed as enclosure 1 to a memorandum of July 2, 1945, from the Secretary of State ad interim to the President ( document No. 496, page 731), q. v.]
[Page CIII]1945 July 5 (tel. 2419) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Report of the transmittal to the Polish Ambassador in the Soviet Union of the President’s statement and message concerning recognition of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity.
502 735
July 5 (778) The Chargé Near the Polish Government-in-Exile to the Secretary of State
Report on the termination of the mission of the American Embassy near the Polish Government-in-Exile at London.
(Enclosure: Note of July 5, 1945, from the Chargé near the Polish Government-in-Exile to the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs notifying the latter of the termination of the mission of the American Embassy near his Government.)
503 736
July 5 The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Notification that the British Government has recognized the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity, but reserves the right to raise at the Berlin Conference certain questions concerning Poland.
504 737
July 5 The Department of State to the British Embassy
United States views on Allied supervision of elections in Greece.
445 656
July 5 (tel. 4035) The Ambassador in France to the Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Lebanese Minister in France concerning the crisis in the Levant.
640 966
July 5 (tel. 5473) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
List of topics, for transmittal to the British Government, which the President may wish to raise at the forthcoming meeting of Heads of Government.
(A parallel message was sent on the same date to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union as telegram No. 1526.)
189 226
July 5 (tel. 3112) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
Statement of United States policy on the participation of the Soviet Union and other countries in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
667 995
July 6 Generalissimo Stalin to President Truman
Agreement to discuss at the Berlin Conference questions relating to Trieste and Yugoslavia.
191 227
July 6 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and recommendations concerning Italian participation in international organizations.
235 297
July 6 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to the Kiel Canal.
263 323
July 6 Briefing Book Paper
Background information concerning international control of the Danube.
264 326
[Page CIV]1945 July 6 Briefing Book Paper
Background information and policy statement with respect to lend-lease to the United Kingdom during the second year of the period between the defeat of Germany and the surrender of Japan.
538 809
July 6 [Briefing Book Paper]
[Background information on the new Polish Provisional Government of National Unity; printed as an annex to a Briefing Book paper of June 29, 1945, on United States policy regarding Poland ( document No. 483, page 714), q. v.]
July 6 (tel. 339) The Representative in Bulgaria to the Secretary of Slate
Report on the hope held by democratic elements in Bulgaria for a concrete assurance of continued interest in Bulgaria on the part of the Western democracies.
305 401
July 6 (C.C.S. 889) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a memorandum on the contribution of the British Commonwealth to the final phase of the war against Japan.
615 936
July 6 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the Italian Ambassador concerning the needs and aspirations of Italy and a declaration of war by Italy against Japan.
(Attachments 1 and 2, printed as attachments to document No. 236: Two memoranda of July 6, 1945, concerning a declaration of war by Italy against Japan.)
(Attachment 3, printed as document No. 249 and as an attachment and subattachment to document No. 468: Note of July 6, 1945, from the Italian Ambassador to President Truman, transmitting a memorandum on the position, needs, and aspirations of Italy.)
(Footnote to document No. 236: Note of June 16, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador, requesting that the Italian Government be informed that the United States would welcome an Italian declaration of war on Japan but could give no commitment to provide resources or shipping for the prosecution by Italy of hostilities against Japan.)
236, 249, 468 298, 308, 695
July 6 (tel. 21) The Representative in Hungary to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Comments on possible lines of action in Hungary.
304 400
July 6 (tel. 2437) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Secretary of State
Report on United States personnel at Moscow who will attend the Berlin Conference.
128 149
July 6 (tel. 4061) The Chief of the Division of African Affairs to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of French proposals relating to Tangier.
670 999
July 6 (tel. 6836) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report concerning British arrangements for liquidating the affairs of the Polish Government-in-Exile.
506 739
[Page CV]1945 July 6 (tel. 5499) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Report of a conversation with an official of the British Embassy at Washington concerning control of German external assets.
383 557
July 6 The Assistant Secretary of State for Public and Cultural Relations to the Secretary of State
Views on the policy of unconditional surrender as applied to Japan.
593 895
Undated United States Delegation Working Paper
Draft of a proclamation calling for the surrender of Japan.
594 897
July 6 The Federal Loan Administrator, the President’s Special Counsel, and Mr. George E. Allen to the President
Summary of the important issues to be decided at the Berlin Conference.
192 228
July 6 Memorandum by the Acting Chief of the Division of African Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation between the Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs and the Counselor of the French Embassy concerning Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
669 997
July 6 (tel. 2441) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Statement of eight principles concerning reparations from Germany adopted by the Allied Commission on Reparations for recommendation to member Governments.
367 527
July 6 (698) The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmittal of a Coordinating Committee paper of June 22, 1945, containing background information and recommendations with respect to use of American property by the satellite countries for reparation.
(Similar instructions were dispatched on the same date to the American Representatives in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.)
324 426
July 6 The Secretary of State to the Petroleum Administrator for War
Résumé of developments and of action taken with respect to the petroleum situation in eastern Europe.
624 945
July 6 (tel. 72) The Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Germany
Further request that appropriate arrangements be made in Berlin for the United States Delegation.
126 147
July 6 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation between the President and the French Ambassador concerning the interest of France in questions to be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
127 147
[Page CVI]1945 July 6 (tel. 5517) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Instructions to inform the British Foreign Office that the United States will press proposals at the Berlin Conference for implementing the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe and will oppose establishing diplomatic relations or concluding peace with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.
303 399
July 6 (tel. 1851) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Prime Minister Parri; observations on factors affecting the possible success of the Parri government.
469 699
July 7 (tel. 926) The Ambassador in Turkey to the Acting Secretary of State
Correction of an earlier report of a Soviet-Turkish conversation of June 18, 1945, in which the Soviet representative elaborated on Soviet desiderata vis-à-vis Turkey.
701 1043
July 7 (tel. 124) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that Lieutenant General Clay and Ambassador Murphy are proceeding to Berlin and will do everything possible to ensure that satisfactory arrangements are made for the Department of State party attending the Berlin Conference.
129 149
July 7 (tel. 247) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the views of Foreign Minister Šubašić, including his hope that the Berlin Conference will remind the Yugoslav Government that the TitoŠubašić Agreement must be carried out.
553 828
July 7 (tel. 6856) ( Comea 324) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on negotiations in the European Advisory Commission with respect to an agreement concerning the French sector in Berlin.
407 598
July 7 (tel. 6858) ( Comea 326) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on a communication from the United Kingdom Representative on the European Advisory Commission concerning reparations from Austria.
277 347
July 7 Briefing Book Paper
Summary of, and comments upon, two messages from the United States Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials with respect to the possible discussion at the Berlin Conference of questions relating to war crimes.
(Annex 3: Draft, dated June 26, 1945, of a directive on the identification and apprehension of persons suspected of war crimes and other offenses and on the trial of certain offenders.)
(Annex 4: Draft of a message to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, and the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, on the above subject.)
395 578
[Page CVII]1945 July 7 (tel. 208) The Minister in Lebanon to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Count Ostrorog concerning the crisis in the Levant.
641 967
July 7 Minutes of the 133d Meeting of the Secretary’s Staff Committee
Minutes of a discussion by the Staff Committee of the proposed proclamation calling for the surrender of Japan.
595 900
July 7 (tel. 2890) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Recommendations concerning the retention of Allied forces and of a combined command in Italy.
478 709
July 7 (C.C.S. 866/1) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Views on the future of Allied Force Headquarters, Mediterranean.
(Enclosure: Draft of a message to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, on the above subject.)
(Footnote: British views on the above subject, as presented in a memorandum (C.C.S. 866) of May 25, 1945.)
479 710
July 7 (C.C.S. 880/8) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Suggestion that, for the purpose of planning production and allocating manpower, the planning date for the end of organized resistance by Japan be November 15, 1946.
602 915
July 7 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
Recommendations with respect to the use of seven captured passenger vessels as troop carriers.
(Enclosure: Draft letter from the President to the British Prime Minister on the above subject.)
549 823
July 7 (383) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar
Request for cooperation in concluding arrangements for air service to Moscow by way of Berlin.
533 803
July 7 (tel. 1) The Director of the Office of Financial and Development Policy and the Adviser on German Economic Affairs to the Secretary of State
Views on the allocation of reparations exacted from Germany.
368 529
July 7 (tel. 3) The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Recommendation that the Secretary of State approve the eight principles concerning reparations from Germany adopted by the Allied Commission on Reparations.
369 530
July 7 (tel. 6) The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a message from Prime Minister Churchill to President Truman concerning the impending British elections and their effect upon the proceedings of the Berlin Conference.
130 149
July 7 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the Turkish Ambassador concerning the course of Soviet-Turkish relations.
702 1044
[Page CVIII]1945 July 7 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the British Minister concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
703 1046
July 7 The British Embassy to the Department of State
Information concerning a British démarche to the Soviet Government concerning Soviet-Turkish relations and a British statement to the Soviet Government that this question will have to be discussed at Terminal .
704 1047
July 7 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the British Minister; discussion of a British suggestion that one or more members of the United States Delegation visit London en route to the Berlin Conference for preliminary Anglo-American discussions.
131 150
July 7 (576) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of information prepared for the press concerning the denazification program in Germany.
347 493
July 7 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President and the Secretary of State
Report of conversations with the Chinese Foreign Minister and the Soviet Foreign Commissar concerning the course of the Sino-Soviet negotiations being conducted at Moscow.
198 231
July 7 (tel. 2465) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Comments on the relationship between the question of reparations and the PotterHyndley report on the coal situation in northwestern Europe.
428 630
July 7 (tel. 6863) ( Comea 327) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that the British and French Delegations to the European Advisory Commission have recommended that their Governments agree to a Soviet proposal to omit the final sentence of the Commission’s draft report concerning the French sector in Berlin.
408 599
July 7 (tel. 2466) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Report on negotiations in the Allied Commission on Reparations; recommendations concerning discussion of reparations questions at the Berlin Conference.
370 530
July 7 (tel. 2895) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that the British Government favors obtaining a final settlement of the problem of Venezia Giulia at the Berlin Conference.
193 229
July 7 The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador
Reply to the British suggestion that the subject of war criminals be added to the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
194 229
[Page CIX]1945 July 7 The Acting Director of the Office of European Affairs to the British Minister
Reply to the British suggestion that two subjects relating to the United Nations be added to the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
195 230
July 7 (tel. 130) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on a meeting of the Berlin Kommandatura at which the following subjects were discussed: the administration of Greater Berlin; the food and fuel supply for Berlin; and Polish administration of the area east of the Oder and Neisse Rivers.
429 630
July 7 The Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador
Comment on the timing of an announcement of the Italian declaration of war against Japan.
237 300
July 7 The Acting Chief of the Division of Economic Security Controls to the Director of the Office of Financial and Development Policy and the Adviser on German Economic Affairs
Outline of problems requiring solution and of the necessity for agreement among the occupying powers in connection with the control of German external assets.
384 559
July 7 (tel. 2472) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a British protest to the Soviet Government regarding criticism in the Soviet press and over the radio of the Greek Government, British policy in Greece, and the conduct of British forces in Greece.
446 658
July 8 (C.C.S. 861/1) Report by the Combined Civil Affairs Committee of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Report concerning the disposal of Soviet citizens and captured war material of Soviet origin under the instrument of local surrender in Italy.
(Appendix A: Draft directive to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, on the above subject.)
(Appendix B: Message of June 2, 1945, from the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, to the War Department, stating the policy of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, on repatriation of Soviet citizens to the Soviet Union.)
529 798
July 8 (C.C.S. 884/1) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Reply to British suggestions concerning information which should be given to the Soviet authorities concerning the war against Japan.
611 932
July 8 (SM–2438) The Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the British Secretary of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
List of the party accompanying the Secretary of War to the Berlin Conference and details of their travel.
132 151
July 8 (tel. 6876) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report of and reactions to a conversation with Chaim Weizmann concerning the problem of Palestine.
648 977
[Page CX]1945 July 8 [Communiqué Issued by the French Délégation Générale in Lebanon]
[Communiqué concerning the transfer of the Troupes Spéciales from French command to the control of the Syrian and Lebanese Governments; quoted in a message of July 9, 1945, from the Minister in Lebanon to the Acting Secretary of State ( document No. 642, page 968), q. v.]
July 8 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the British Foreign Secretary
Transmittal of a proposal on the creation of a Council of Foreign Ministers which the President plans to present at the Berlin Conference.
231 289
July 8 (tel. 6877) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Report of a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Eden concerning the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
202 233
July 8 (tel. 6878) The Chief of the Mission for Economic Affairs in the United Kingdom to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
Suggestion that the Soviet Government be informed that the United States intends to raise at the Berlin Conference questions concerning the production and distribution of German coal.
200 232
July 8 (tel. 2479) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Foreign Commissar Molotov concerning the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
201 233
July 8 (tel. 5561) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Authorization to accept the Soviet proposal to omit the final sentence of the draft report by the European Advisory Commission concerning the French sector in Berlin.
409 600
July 8 [Radio Statement by Prime Minister Tito ]
[Radio statement concerning Yugoslav-Greek relations; quoted in footnote 2 to a message of July 10, 1945, from the Ambassador in Greece to the Acting Secretary of State ( document No. 461, page 678), q. v.]
July 8 (tel. 1557) The Acting Secretary of State to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Suggestion that certain questions concerning reparations be discussed and decided when Ambassador Pauley joins the President at Berlin.
371 532
July 8 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President and the Secretary of State
Recommendation that a study be prepared on the United States interpretation of the Yalta agreement and that preparations be made for a discussion of a quadripartite trusteeship for Korea.
203 234
[Page CXI]1945 July 8 (tel. 457) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the King of Rumania, in which the latter expressed the hope that the Berlin Conference would secure a truly representative government for Rumania.
306 402
July 9 (tel. 211) The Minister in Lebanon to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a communiqué issued by the French Délégation Générale on July 8, 1945, concerning the transfer of the Troupes Spéciales from French command to the control of the Syrian and Lebanese Governments.
642 968
July 9 (tel. S96126) The Deputy Military Governor, United States Zone in Germany, to the War Department
Report on a proposed commitment for the supply of coal and food to Berlin.
430 633
July 9 (tel. 6879) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the composition of the British Delegation to the Berlin Conference.
133 152
July 9 European Advisory Commission Agreement
Editor’s note citing the text of an Agreement on Zones of Occupation in Austria and the Administration of the City of Vienna, signed at London, July 9, 1945.
283 355
July 9 (C.C.S. 890) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff on control and command in the war against Japan.
604 921
July 9 Memorandum by the Legal Adviser
Redraft of two paragraphs of the proposed proclamation calling for the surrender of Japan.
596 902
July 9 [Memorandum by the British Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Proposals for determining the shares of minor claimants to reparations from Germany; printed as appendix B to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
July 9 (tel. 1898) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report concerning the timing of the Italian declaration of war against Japan.
238 300
July 9 (tel. 350) The Representative in Bulgaria to the Acting Secretary of State
Expression of the hope that a strenuous effort will be made to improve the position of the United States in the Balkans vis-à-vis the Soviet Union.
307 403
July 9 (tel. 6900) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report concerning the establishment of a British Embassy at Warsaw, the status of Polish troops in the United Kingdom and western Europe, and the disposition of Polish assets in the United Kingdom.
507 740
[Page CXII]1945 July 9 (tel. 213) The Minister in Lebanon to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with General Pilleau concerning the crisis in the Levant.
643 969
July 9 (tel. 690) The Ambassador in Greece to the Acting Secretary of State
Comments on Allied supervision of the elections in Greece.
447 659
July 9 (tel.) [The British Foreign Office to the British Embassy in the United States]
[Paraphrased text of a message concerning elections and a plebescite in Greece; transmitted to the Department of State in a communication of July 10, 1945 ( document No. 449, page 660), q. v.]
July 9 (tel. 251) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on items in the Yugoslav press concerning Macedonia.
460 678
July 9 (tel. 1475) The Ambassador in Spain to the Acting Secretary of State
Views concerning the relationship of Spain to the future regime for Tangier.
671 1001
July 9 (tel. 4117) The Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a British proposal for a reply to the Soviet request for participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
672 1003
July 9 (tel. 6908) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of British views concerning the situation in the Levant.
644 970
July 9 (tel. MRin–19) The President’s Chief of Staff to the White House Map Room
Transmittal of instructions to the Department of State to prepare the studies requested by Ambassador Harriman in preparation for the Berlin Conference.
204 234
July 9 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a report of June 20, 1945, from the Political Adviser in Germany with respect to conditions in Vienna.
271 340
July 9 (tel. MRout–72) The Aide to the President’s Chief of Staff to the President’s Chief of Staff
Notification that the War Shipping Administrator is standing by and is prepared to attend the Berlin Conference for shipping discussions.
134 152
July 9 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the Spanish Ambassador concerning the application to Spain of a declaration on membership in the United Nations.
239 301
July 9 (1608/–/45) The British Embassy to the Department of State
Aide-mémoire presenting British views as to policies which should govern deliveries of goods from Germany on supply grounds.
372 532
[Page CXIII]1945 July 9 The British Minister to the Director of Near Eastern and African Affairs
Transmittal of a report dated February 27, 1945, on a discussion at the Yalta Conference on February 10, 1945, between Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin concerning the Montreux Convention.
705 1048
July 9 (tel. 85) The Acting Secretary of State to the Political Adviser in Germany
Views on Polish administration of the area east of the Oder and Neisse Rivers.
516 756
July 10 (tel. 1140) [The Ambassador in China to the Acting Secretary of State]
[Transmittal of a message from Generalissimo Chiang to President Truman concerning Sino-Soviet relations; quoted in a memorandum of July 12, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State ( document No. 576, page 861), q. v.]
July 10 (tel. 255) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the views of Deputy Prime Minister Grol with respect to the political situation in Yugoslavia.
554 829
July 10 (tel. 6932) ( Comea 331) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the shift in Soviet tactics in the discussions in the European Advisory Commission concerning the French sector in Berlin.
410 600
July 10 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President
Recommendations with respect to the disposition and distribution of the German Fleet.
391 573
July 10 (C.C.S. 842/1) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Suggested definition of policy with regard to French and Netherland participation in the war against Japan. (Enclosure: Draft of a memorandum on the above subject to the French and Netherland Representatives to the Combined Chiefs of Staff.)
617 939
July 10 (C.C.S. 877/2) Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Counterproposal to British suggestions for amending a memorandum on basic objectives, strategy, and policies in the war against Japan.
601 913
July 10 Department of State Memorandum
Background information and recommendations concerning administration of the Danube.
266 329
July 10 (tel. 1906) The Representative on the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria to the Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Recommendation for a firm position vis-à-vis the Soviet Union with respect to Bulgaria.
308 404
[Page CXIV]1945 July 10 The Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmittal, for use in connection with discussions at the Berlin Conference, of memoranda on the position of Poland with regard to its western frontier, the demographic needs of Poland, Polish historic rights, the ebbing of population from the eastern provinces of Germany, the economic decay of eastern Germany, and the relationship of Stettin to Poland.
517 757
July 10 (tel. 116) The Consul General at Jerusalem to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of the views of the Inspector General of Police on problems related to Jewish immigration into Palestine.
649 978
July 10 (tel. 147) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on living, office, and conference-room arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
135 153
July 10 (tel. 695) The Ambassador in Greece to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Prime Minister Voulgaris concerning a broadcast on Yugoslav-Greek relations by Prime Minister Tito on July 8, 1945.
(Footnote: Text of Prime Minister Tito’s broadcast statement referred to.)
461 678
July 10 (tel. 4134) The Ambassador in France to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of the views of Vladimir Maček with respect to the political situation in Yugoslavia.
555 830
July 10 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the British Ambassador concerning elections in Greece.
448 660
July 10 The British Embassy to the Department of State
Transmittal of the paraphrased text of a message of July 9, 1945, from the British Foreign Office to the British Embassy in the United States concerning elections and a plebescite in Greece.
449 660
July 10 The British Embassy to the Department of State
Transmittal of an extract from a directive issued to the British commander in Austria concerning British policy with respect to Austria.
272 341
July 10 (tel. 2503) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Deputy Petroleum Administrator for War
Request for information on tanker savings which would be possible if full use could be made of eastern European oil supplies.
625 946
July 10 (tel. W 29913) The Chief of Staff, United States Army, to the Deputy Military Governor, United States Zone in Germany
Views on a proposed commitment on the part of the United States for the supply of coal and food to Berlin.
431 635
[Page CXV]1945 July 11 (tel. 890) The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Notification that termination of the war is being considered privately; instruction to ascertain Soviet intentions with respect to Soviet-Japanese relations and the possible termination of the war.
580 874
July 11 (tel. 891) The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Instruction to inform Foreign Commissar Molotov concerning the Japanese concept of peace in Asia and the Japanese hope of terminating the war with a view to establishing world peace.
581 875
July 11 (tel. 16) The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Recommendation that British concurrence be sought in the support of Italy’s admission to the United Nations in due course following an Italian declaration of war against Japan.
240 302
July 11 (tel. 94) The Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations to the President’s Chief of Staff
Request that the President be notified of a modification to the recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with respect to the disposition and distribution of the German Fleet.
392 574
July 11 (tel. 95) The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State
Inquiry concerning interpretation of the President’s directive of July 5, 1945, on lend-lease policy.
543 818
July 11 The Soviet Assistant Foreign Commissar to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Reply to a request for cooperation in concluding arrangements for air service to Moscow by way of Berlin.
534 804
July 11 (A–98) The Ambassador in Iran to the Acting Secretary of State
Statistical summary of the amount of mail dispatched in June 1945 from the American Embassy at Tehran to the American Embassy at Moscow.
535 804
July 11 (tel. 1910) The Representative on the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a communication received from the Soviet authorities in Bulgaria concerning a revised procedure for the work of the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria.
309 405
July 11 The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Transmittal of the text of a letter of July 11, 1945, from Ambassador Pauley to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations concerning the inclusion of the subject of reparations on the agenda for the Berlin Conference; request that Ambassador Harriman transmit a copy of this letter to Foreign Commissar Molotov.
206 235
[Page CXVI]1945 July 11 Memorandum by the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Memorandum of a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Foreign Commissar Molotov concerning the agenda for the Berlin Conference, with special reference to policy toward Italy and the inclusion of China on the proposed Council of Foreign Ministers.
207, 232 236, 290
July 11 (tel. 2516) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Request that the President be informed that Ambassador Pauley is strongly of the opinion that reparations should be added to the agenda for the Berlin Conference.
208 237
July 11 The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations
Request that every effort be made to reach agreement before the Berlin Conference opens on questions still unagreed in the Allied Commission on Reparations.
374 536
July 11 [Memorandum by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Revision of the United States proposals of July 8, 1945, with respect to determining the shares of minor claimants to reparations from Germany; printed as appendix C to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
Undated [Memorandum by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Proposed definition of war booty, submitted on July 11, 1945; printed as appendix G to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
July 11 (tel. 6984) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a British suggestion that the question of Soviet participation in the administration of Tangier be discussed at the Berlin Conference.
673 1003
July 11 (tel. 261) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on items in the Yugoslav press concerning Macedonia.
462 679
July 11 The Chief of the Division of Southern European Affairs to Mr. Walworth Barbour, of the Division of Southern European Affairs
Transmittal of a memorandum by the Yugoslav Chargé analyzing developments in Yugoslavia since the Yalta Conference and recommending action at the Berlin Conference.
556 831
[Page CXVII]1945 July 11 (tel. 6997) ( Comea 333) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on a discussion in the European Advisory Commission concerning a new Soviet text submitted for inclusion in the Commission’s report with respect to the French sector in Berlin.
411 601
July 11 (820/–/45) The British Embassy to the Department of State
Proposal for the reconvening of the European Inland Transport Conference.
267 332
July 11 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Transmittal of a revised text of a directive on coal to be issued to the American Commander in Chief in Europe.
432 636
July 11 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Reply to a British suggestion for an exchange of views on the question of transfers of ethnic minority groups in Europe.
440 647
July 11 (tel. 3214) The Acting Director of the Office of European Affairs to the Ambassador in France
Transmittal of a message for Assistant Secretary of State Dunn suggesting a preliminary Anglo-American discussion at the Berlin Conference on July 14.
136 153
July 11 (tel. 1577) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Instructions with respect to a request that France be kept informed concerning the work of the Allied Commission on Reparations.
373 535
July 11 (tel. 670) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Greece
Instructions to approach the Greek Government concerning Allied supervision of elections in Greece.
450 662
July 11 (tel. 89) The Acting Secretary of State to the Assistant to the President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City
Statement of United States policy concerning repatriation of persons to the Soviet Union.
530 801
July 12 (tel. 893) The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Instruction that the Emperor of Japan desires to see the swift termination of the war; instruction to arrange with the Soviet Government for the reception of a Japanese mission headed by Prince Konoye.
582 875
July 12 (tel. 894) The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Instruction to keep the Japanese approach to the Soviet Government absolutely secret.
583 876
July 12 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President and the Secretary of State
Report on a meeting between Generalissimo Stalin and Prime Minister Soong and on a conversation between Ambassador Harriman and Prime Minister Soong.
577 862
[Page CXVIII]1945 July 12 (tel. 360) The Representative in Bulgaria to the Acting Secretary of State
Views on the procedure suggested by the Soviet authorities for the work of the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria.
310 406
July 12 (tel. 465) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Acting Secretary of State
Report concerning the assumption of control by the Soviet Union over certain German assets in Rumania.
385 561
July 12 (tel. 2928) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Field Marshal Alexander concerning Prime Minister Churchill’s views and those of Field Marshal Alexander on Anglo-American and Soviet policies in Europe.
225 266
July 12 (C.C.S. 866/2) Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Agreement to the dispatch of a message concerning the future of Allied Force Headquarters, Mediterranean.
480 711
July 12 (tel.) The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War
Suggestion that the question of interpreting the President’s directive of July 5, 1945, on lend-lease policy be discussed by Secretaries Stimson and Byrnes at Terminal .
544 819
July 12 (tel.) The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War
Transmittal of an interpretation of the President’s directive of July 5, 1945, on lend-lease policy.
545 819
July 12 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a message from Generalissimo Chiang to President Truman concerning Sino-Soviet relations.
576 861
July 12 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a summary report on the work of the European Advisory Commission from January 1944 to July 1945; suggestion that the Heads of Government will wish to provide for the dissolution of the European Advisory Commission.
233, 405, 415 291, 597, 605
July 12 (tel. 2931) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Field Marshal Alexander on policy toward Italy and British concern at the rapid withdrawal of American troops from Italy and Europe in general.
481 712
July 12 (tel.) The Secretary of State to the Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials
Agreement that the subject of war criminals is too technical for detailed discussion at the Berlin Conference.
210 238
July 12 (tel. 2932) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the British position to be presented at the Berlin Conference with respect to the Tito-Šubašić agreement.
211 238
[Page CXIX]1945 July 12 (387) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Foreign Commissar
Information concerning the inclusion of the subject of reparations on the agenda of the Berlin Conference.
212 238
July 12 United States Delegation Position Paper
A five-part memorandum or “brief” containing United States views on the agenda for the Berlin Conference, as sent to the Soviet and British Governments on July 5, 1945, and United States proposals to be presented at the Conference with respect to a Council of Foreign Ministers, Germany, implementation of the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe, and Italy.
214 239
July 12 United States Delegation Working Paper
Draft of a proposal for an instruction to be issued to the Soviet, British, and United States commanders in Germany with respect to a German import program.
348 499
July 12 (SC–145) Memorandum by the Central Secretariat
Transmittal of a memorandum by Assistant Secretary of State MacLeish on United States objectives in the occupation of Germany, for possible communication to the Secretary of State at the Berlin Conference.
349 500
July 12 (tel. 4191) The Chief of the Division of African Affairs to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on Anglo-Franco-American consultations concerning Soviet participation in the forthcoming conversations on Tangier.
674 1004
July 12 (tel. 157) The Political Adviser in Germany to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the meeting of the Berlin Kommandatura on July 10, 1945, at which United States and British representatives accepted commitments for the supply of specified quantities of coal and food to Berlin.
433 638
July 12 (tel. 7050) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation between the British Foreign Secretary and the Turkish Foreign Minister concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
706 1050
July 12 (tel. 1382) The Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
Views on the position of Japan and on the possibility of using the Soviet Union in bringing about a termination of the war.
584 877
July 12 (tel. MRin–35) The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of State
Approval of the recommendation for an approach to the British Government concerning Italian membership in the United Nations.
241 303
July 12 (tel. 5701) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Report on the proposed schedule for the arrival of President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes at the Berlin Conference.
137 154
[Page CXX]1945 July 12 (tel. 3234) The Acting Secretary of State to the Appointed Ambassador to Poland
Summary of United States policy with respect to economic assistance to Poland.
523 788
July 12 (tel. 7069) ( Comea 336) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on a discussion in the European Advisory Commission concerning a Soviet text and a new text submitted by the United States Representative for inclusion in the Commission’s report with respect to the French sector of Berlin.
412 602
July 13 (tel. 898) The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union
Report that the Soviet Ambassador in Japan has been informed of the wish of the Emperor of Japan to end the war and has been requested to accord facilities in connection with the proposed mission of Prince Konoye to Moscow.
585 879
July 13 The Ambassador in Greece to Prime Minister Voulgaris
Proposal that the United States and British Governments approach the Soviet and French Governments, if such action is agreeable to the Greek Government, with a suggestion for Allied supervision of elections in Greece.
451 663
July 13 (tel. 281) The Representative in Hungary to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of the receipt of a note from the Soviet authorities in Hungary concerning a revised procedure for the work of the Allied Control Commission for Hungary.
311 408
July 13 Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Eastern European Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation with the Second Secretary of the British Embassy concerning the western frontier of Poland.
(Attachment: Aide-mémoire stating the British position on the above subject and suggesting a course of action at Terminal with respect to it.)
518 777
July 13 (tel. 107) The Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion to the Secretary of State
Review of developments relating to lend-lease policy and to the preparation of a reply to Prime Minister Churchill’s message of May 28, 1945, on this subject.
546 820
July 13 Mr. V. N. Pavlov, of the Soviet Foreign Commissariat, to the First Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union
Acknowledgment of a communication from Ambassador Harriman concerning the discussion of reparations at the Berlin Conference.
215 241
Undated [Memorandum by the Soviet Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Soviet definition of restitution and replacement, submitted on July 13, 1945; printed as appendix F to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
[Page CXXI]1945 July 13 [Mr. Abram Bergson, of the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations, to the Chief of Staff of the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Analysis of territorial questions as related to a reparations settlement; printed as appendix H to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
July 13 [Memorandum by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations]
[Tentative draft on the questions of interim deliveries and removals; printed as appendix I to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
July 13 [The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations]
Views on the relationship of reparations from Germany to a German export and import program; printed as appendix L to a memorandum of July 14, 1945, by the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( document No. 376, page 538), q. v.]
July 13 (tel.) The Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the President and the Secretary of State
Report on a discussion between Generalissimo Stalin and Prime Minister Soong concerning railways in Manchuria, Port Arthur, and Dairen; report on Prime Minister Soong’s reactions to the discussion.
578 863
July 13 (tel. 7072) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Inquiry concerning press arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
138 154
July 13 The Chief of the Mission for Economic Affairs in the United Kingdom to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
Report of a conference with Lieutenant General Clay concerning the production and distribution of German coal.
434 640
July 13 (tel. 7075) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of considered British views concerning an approach to the Soviet Government for reform of the Allied Control Commissions for Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania; notification that the British Government may wish to put forward at the Berlin Conference proposals concerning the conclusion of peace treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.
312 408
July 13 (tel. 283) The Representative in Hungary to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the retiring Minister of Justice concerning the political situation in Hungary.
313 410
[Page CXXII]1945 July 13 (tel. 7088) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Turkish Foreign Minister concerning Soviet-Turkish relations.
707 1050
July 13 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a memorandum on interpretation of the Yalta Agreement Regarding Japan and on terms which China might appropriately accept in regard to Outer Mongolia and Manchuria.
579 864
July 13 The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Report of a statement made to the press by the Acting Secretary with respect to Japanese peace feelers; recommendation that early action be taken on the proposed proclamation calling for the surrender of Japan.
597 902
July 13 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation with the Netherland Ambassador concerning the possible participation of Netherland troops in the war against Japan.
618 940
July 13 (tel. 1385) The Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
Report of a conversation with Assistant Foreign Commissar Lozovsky at which the Japanese desire to send a special mission to Moscow was communicated to the Soviet Government.
586 879
July 13 (tel. 1386) The Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
Comments on the proposal to send Prince Konoye on a special mission to Moscow.
587 880
July 13 (tel. 20) The Special Assistant to the Director of European Affairs to the Director of European Affairs
Report of a British proposal that Colonel James H. Douglas, Jr., be appointed temporarily as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission in Italy; further report that the presentation of this proposal could be postponed pending discussion with the British Chiefs of Staff at Terminal .
(Footnote: Memorandum of June 14, 1945, from the Acting Secretary of State to the President, reviewing the policy to give the Allied Commission an increasingly civilian character, informing the President of the selection of Colonel Douglas as Chief Commissioner, and recommending that Colonel Douglas be given the personal rank of Minister.)
482 712
July 13 The Deputy Petroleum Administrator for War to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Discussion of the possibility of making use of eastern European oil supplies.
626 947
July 13 (tel. 3271) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France
Statement of the United States reaction to the French proposals concerning Tangier.
675 1005
July 13 (tel. 4225) The Chief of the Division of African Affairs to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of British views on the possible discussion of the question of Tangier at the Berlin Conference.
676 1007
[Page CXXIII]1945 July 13 (tel. 54) The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Czechoslovakia
Statement of United States views on the transfer of German and Hungarian minorities in Czechoslovakia; instruction to communicate these views to the Czechoslovak Government.
441 649
July 13 (tel. 185) The Acting Secretary of State to the Representative in Hungary
Views on the implementation of the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe with respect to Hungary.
314 411
July 13 (tel. 469) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the situation in Rumania with reference to Soviet policy and the Berlin Conference.
315 411
July 14 Memorandum by the Acting Director of the Office of European Affairs
Memorandum of a conversation on July 13, 1945, with the First Secretary of the British Embassy concerning United States and British policy toward Bulgaria and Rumania.
316 413
July 14 (tel. M 1226) The Chief of the Military Representation on the Allied Control Commission for Rumania to the War Department
Report on difficulties encountered with respect to the Allied Control Commission for Rumania.
317 414
July 14 (tel. 7114) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on the British attitude toward the question of Tangier.
677 1008
July 14 (tel. 708) The Ambassador in Greece to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a broadcast by the Greek Prime Minister to the effect that quiet prevails in northern Greece and that no arbitrary acts have occurred on the Greek side of the border.
463 680
July 14 The Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs to the Secretary of State
Memorandum of a conversation at Babelsberg between Assistant Secretary of State Dunn and Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the British Foreign Office, in the course of which the following questions were discussed: the United States proposal for the establishment of a Council of Foreign Ministers; procedures for the Berlin Conference; the creation of German central administrative agencies; the German-Polish frontier; the financing of imports into Germany; reparations; German political activity; the possible partition of Germany; policy toward Italy; the Balkans; Soviet-Turkish relations and the Montreux Convention concerning the Turkish Straits; the withdrawal of Allied forces from Iran; the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe; the Levant problem; and Tangier.
(Attachment to document No. 519: British memorandum of July 14, 1945, concerning the western frontier of Poland.)
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[Page CXXIV]1945 July 14 The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations
Confirmation that the subject of reparations will be raised by President Truman at the Berlin Conference.
217 242
July 14 (tel. 2564) The Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Secretary of State
Report that the Soviet Government will not accept a part of the eighth principle concerning reparations from Germany previously recommended to the member Governments of the Allied Commission on Reparations, and that the matter has been left to be handled by the Heads of Government at the Berlin Conference.
375 537
July 14 Memorandum by the Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations
Report on the status of negotiations in the Allied Commission on Reparations with respect to reparations from Germany.
(Appendix B: British proposals of July 9, 1945, for determining the shares of minor claimants to reparations from Germany.)
(Appendix C: United States proposals, revised as of July 11, 1945, for determining the shares of minor claimants to reparations from Germany.)
(Appendix F: Soviet memorandum of July 13, 1945, with respect to the problems of restitution and replacement.)
(Appendix G: United States proposal of July 11, 1945, for a definition of war booty.)
(Appendix H: Memorandum of July 13, 1945, from Abram Bergson to the Chief of Staff of the United States Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations, concerning territorial questions as related to a reparations settlement.)
(Appendix I: United States proposal of July 13, 1945, concerning the questions of interim deliveries and removals.)
(Appendix J: Statement of general principles with respect to reparations, submitted by the United States Delegation on June 22, 1945.)
(Appendix L: Letter of July 13, 1945, from Ambassador Pauley to the Chairman of the Allied Commission on Reparations, expressing views on the relationship of reparations from Germany to a German export and import program.)
376 538
Undated United States Delegation Working Paper
Draft of a letter to be sent by President Truman to Generalissimo Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill, containing United States proposals concerning reparations from Germany.
377 548
July 14 United States Delegation Working Paper
Notes on the scope and apportionment of reparations from Germany.
378 550
[Page CXXV]1945 July 14 (tel. 7126) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of the views of the British Foreign Office on problems related to Jewish immigration into Palestine.
650 979
July 14 (tel. 5766) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Transmittal of a paraphrase of a telegram of July 11, 1945, from the Assistant Secretary of War, requesting a delay in concluding the pending agreement on additional requirements to be imposed on Germany.
416 605
July 14 (tel. 1610) The Washington Liaison Representative for the Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations
Transmittal of a message from the Petroleum Administration for War to Ambassador Pauley concerning tanker savings which might be effected through altered distribution of eastern European oil supplies.
627 948
July 14 (tel. 5773) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Instruction to request British approval of the United States position with respect to making a public announcement supporting admission of Italy to the United Nations in due course, in view of the Italian declaration of war against Japan.
242 303
July 14 (tel. 278) The Chargé in Yugoslavia to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Foreign Minister Šubašić in which the latter stated that he counted on the Heads of Government at the Berlin Conference to take helpful action with respect to Yugoslavia.
557 839
July 14 (tel. 5777) The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
Information concerning press arrangements for the Berlin Conference.
139 154
July 14 (tel. 2570) The Chargé in the Soviet Union to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that no reply has been received to the Embassy’s notes on Safehaven matters; analysis of probable Soviet aims with respect to external assets of the former German satellite states.
326 434
July 14 (tel. M 1227) The Chief of the Military Representation on the Allied Control Commission for Rumania to the War Department
Recommendations for changes in the operation of the Allied Control Commission for Rumania.
318 416
July 14 (tel. 22) The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State
Suggestions for action at the Berlin Conference with respect to supervision of elections in Greece.
452 663
[Page CXXVI]1945 July 14 The Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs to the Assistant Secretary of State for Public and Cultural Relations
Comments on United States objectives in the occupation of Germany.
350 503
July 15 (tel. 113) The Political Adviser for Austrian Affairs to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on developments relating to the occupation of Vienna.
284 355
July 15 The Secretary General of the British Delegation to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Transmittal of a draft text of an invitation to the Soviet and French Governments to join in the supervision of elections in Greece.
453 665
July 15 The Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs to the Secretary of State
Recommendations with respect to the handling of the Polish frontier question at the Berlin Conference.
520 783
July 15 United States Delegation Memorandum
Record of a meeting between members of the United States and British Delegations with respect to reparations problems.
380 553
July 15 The Political Adviser to the Representative on the European Advisory Commission to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Suggested procedure for reaching a decision with respect to the European Advisory Commission agreement on the French zone of occupation in Germany and the French sector in Berlin.
413 603
July 15 The Second Secretary of Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Suggestion that the United States clear the way at the Berlin Conference for the resumption of relations with Finland.
320 418
July 15 The Second Secretary of Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Recommendations with respect to handling the question of Polish elections at the Berlin Conference.
508 741
July 15 The Deputy Director of the Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Comments on the British position with respect to revising the Montreux Convention concerning the Turkish Straits.
709 1053
[Page CXXVII]1945 July 15 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for European, Far Eastern, Near Eastern, and African Affairs
Summary of United States policy with respect to the occupation of and military government in Japan.
613 933
July 15 (C.C.S. 880/9) Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a suggested program for military discussions at the Berlin Conference.
(Footnote: Comments of July 16, 1945, by the United States Chiefs of Staff (C.C.S. 880/10) on the program suggested by the British Chiefs of Staff.)
220 243
July 15 (C.C.S. 884/2) Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Views with respect to supplying information to the Soviet Union concerning the war with Japan; request for an opportunity to discuss this subject with the United States Chiefs of Staff at Terminal .
614 935
July 15 (C.C.S. 891) Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Suggestion that the Combined Chiefs of Staff discuss at Terminal the continuation of machinery for combined Anglo-American collaboration in the military sphere after the defeat of Japan; views on this subject.
550 825
July 15 (tel. 471) The Acting Representative in Rumania to the Acting Secretary of State
Recommendations for alleviating the problem of censorship in Rumania.
321 418
July 15 (tel. 7144) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report that the Embassy at London has executed the instructions of the Department of State with respect to approaching the British Government concerning a public announcement supporting admission of Italy to the United Nations.
243 303
July 15 (tel. 1392) The Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union to the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
Report that Generalissimo Stalin left for Berlin without replying to the Japanese request concerning the proposed mission of Prince Konoye; comments on Soviet hesitation to receive the Konoye mission.
588 882
July 15 (tel. 2964) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with Field Marshal Alexander concerning the latter’s recent consultations in London on Italian questions.
471 700
July 15 (tel. 7146) The Ambassador in the United Kingdom to the Acting Secretary of State
Report of a British request that any announcement concerning the admission of Italy to the United Nations be postponed pending discussion of the future status of Italy at the Berlin Conference.
244 304
[Page CXXVIII]1945 July 15 (tel. 1983) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of a summary of a draft agreement to replace the Italian instrument of surrender.
472 701
July 15 (tel. 1987) The Ambassador in Italy to the Acting Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a newspaper article reporting Soviet support for the admission of Italy to the United Nations.
245 304
July 16 (C.C.S. 880/10) [Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff]
[Comments on the program suggested by the British Chiefs of Staff for military discussions at the Berlin Conference; quoted in footnote 2 to a memorandum of July 15, 1945, by the British Chiefs of Staff ( document No. 220, page 243), q. v.]