Editorial Note

The only records of the substance of this meeting that have been found are in (a) Stettinius, p. 63, where the author states: “The two Chiefs of Staff, after a thorough discussion of the question [of zones of occupation in Germany] with us, authorized us to cable our representatives on the European Advisory Commission in London that the two governments now approved the zones”; and in (b) a telegram of Stettinius to Acting Secretary of State Grew dated February 1, 1945 [Page 515] (infra). The telegram quotes the text of the message on this subject which Stettinius cabled on the same day to Ambassador Winant.

Matthews recalls that he was present at this meeting and that he wrote the message to Winant (640.0029/8–1354).