Department of the Army Files: Telegram

No. 1208
The Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy) to the War Department

Victory 341. To AG War for Sommers Office Assistant Secretary of War and CAD signed McCloy.

Reference War 382531 Matthews and I approve the addition of a paragraph reading as follows along the lines suggested by British.

“You should as far as possible administer the area, on following lines:—Yugoslav system of national committees should in general be discontinued in whole area, and Italian system reinstalled. In predominantly Yugoslav towns and villages, token Yugoslav administration might be retained and national committee used in advisory capacity.”

This is substantially Lovett’s suggestion as reported by you.