740.00119 EW/5–545: Telegram

The British Prime Minister (Churchill) to President Truman


33. I am very much obliged to you for number 25.22 I am also most concerned about the fate of the 15 Polish representatives in view of statement made by Mr. Molotov to Stettinius at San Francisco that they had been arrested by the Red Army, and I think that you and I should consult together very carefully upon this matter. If these Poles were enticed into Russian [hands] and are now no longer alive, one cannot quite tell how far such a crime would influence the future. I am in entire agreement with Mr. Eden’s views and actions. I hope he will soon pass through Washington on his homeward journey and that you will talk it all over with him.

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  1. Not printed: it quoted for Churchill’s information the text of Truman’s message of May 4 to Stalin, p. 280.