Defense Files: Telegram

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

Argonaut 51. Top secret and personal for Ambassador Winant from Secretary Stettinius.

In view of certain discussions here, please take no repeat no action with regard to our position on French participation in German affairs until further instructions.

War Department please furnish copy of above message to Acting Secretary of State Grew, Washington, for his information and notify him above relates to sentence fourth from end of his number 21 to Secretary Stettinius.1

  1. Not printed. The sentence in question, in Grew’s telegram No. 21, dated February 6, 1945, reads as follows: “Winant has called a meeting of the EAC for February 9 when he proposes to announce American acceptance of the French request for participation in German affairs regardless of whether the Soviet representative has instructions.” (740.0011 EW/1–2745.)