C.P.(Gen)Doc.1.J.8.

Article 58

The provisions of Article 58, in its present form, are inequitable for Greece, since they allow the Italian armed forces to retain the material including Greek war material at present in their possession, and to return only such material as they themselves deem to be in excess of their requirements.

Consequently, the Greek Delegation submits that this Article should clearly provide for total restitution of war material belonging to the Greek armed forces and seized by the Italians.

Similarly, in view of the destruction of a large part of Greek war material in the course of military operations, some of the excess Italian Avar material should be handed over to Greece. This, added to the war material claimed from other ex-enemy States, would enable Greece to restore her pre-war military equipment.

The Greek Delegation requests therefore that Article 14 [58] be drafted as shown below.

Add to Article 58 new paragraphs 4 and 6. After the amendments proposed the text of Article 58 will be as follows:

1.
Paragraph 1 of Article 58.
2.
Paragraph 2 of Article 58.
3.
Paragraph 3 of Article 58.
4
(new). “It is nevertheless specified that the provisions of the new foregoing paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 will not apply to the aggregate of Greek war material appropriated by Italy as war booty. Italy undertakes to return to Greece, within six months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, all Greek war material in her possession as war booty. A list of this material is attached to Annex …
If the material in question cannot be traced, Italy undertakes to hand back an equivalent proportion taken from similar material in her possession, according to instructions by the Greek Government, in good condition and at a place to be determined by the latter.”
5.
Paragraph 4 of Article 58.
6
(new). “An Inter-Allied Commission, representing the Powers mentioned in paragraph 1 together with a Greek representative, convened [Page 702]within one month from the coming into force of the present Treaty, will determine the amount of war material to be returned to Greece, at her choice, to re-establish her pre-war military equipment.”