740.00119 Control (Italy)/4–745: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, to the Secretary of State

1376. Reference our 1076, March 21, 11 p.m.79 Macmillan asked us today whether we had received any further information with regard to the question of Venezia Giulia. We replied in the negative. He expressed considerable concern over the lack of progress made in negotiations with regard to this matter and was apprehensive that we would find ourselves again faced with a fait accompli. He dictated in my presence a telegram to Churchill80 urging that everything possible should be done to expedite this matter and he added that he hoped we would do likewise. We stated that we would of course be glad to do so but that we were confident that the United States Government fully appreciated the desirability of an early decision.

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  2. Winston S. Churchill, British Prime Minister.