Department of the Army Files: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

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Victory 316. For Ambassador Winant[.] London’s 44360 July 242 received. Strang told Mosely today FonOff has full authority instruct Hood accept Soviet final paragraph covering report on French zone.3 Meanwhile US, UK and French commanders have agreed on French area in Berlin.4 Strang obviously does not understand FonOff delay.

Gousev told Mosely today instructions sent Saksin yesterday to accept title of agreement on additional requirements with inclusion of words “to be imposed.”

  1. Document No. 1031, post.
  2. Cf. the following passage in a personal letter from Mosely, dated at Babelsberg July 24, to E. Allan Lightner, Jr., Secretary of the United States Delegation to the European Advisory Commission (file No. 740.00119 Control (Germany)/7–2445): “Strang has just told me that instructions were sent to Hood on July 22 to accept the Soviet formula for the final sentence of the report. The British agree that the exact definition of the French sector should be done by military agreement and need not be incorporated into the EAC Agreement.”
  3. See document No. 1028, post.