740.00119 Control (Austria)/7–2745: Telegram

No. 763
The Ambassador in Italy (Kirk) to the Acting Secretary of State

3074. Message from British Delegate Potsdam to McCreery, CG (Commanding General) Eighth Army, stated that at meeting July 24 Stalin raised question recognition Renner Govt’s authority in British zone Austria. Churchill replied he considered this was one of first things to be tackled when Allies established in Berlin [Vienna?] and added that in principle it desirable work through single Austrian administration and that British wanted disturb local administrative arrangements little as possible.1

  1. Cf. ante, p. 368.