740.00119 Control (Italy)/1–3045: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State ( Grew ) to the Secretary of State 1

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For the Secretary from the Acting Secretary.

Proposed joint statement on Italy drafted in CCAC is at present being considered by British Foreign Office. (Your Telegram 7016, January 30, from AFHQ) As soon as British have received a reply from London and agreed text available, we will telegraph it. CCAC plan to submit agreed text to Combined Chiefs of Staff for approval before releasing to press.

In any event we will not agree to release without your approval.

  1. The Department’s copy of this telegram indicates that it was drafted in the Division of Southern European Affairs on January 31, 1945. No transmission date or telegram number appears on the copy, which is a flimsy-paper carbon attached to the preceding telegram. The text of this message in the Defense Files, however, bears the date February 1, 1945, as the date on which it was transmitted.