740.00119 Council/9–1146: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)52


4748. Secdel 869. In discussion request from SACMED for guidance re eventual implementation Ital revised armistice terms, Brit proposed Allied Commission be abolished forthwith, regardless delay in signature revised armistice, provided prior consent of French and Soviets could be obtained. Dept and JCS have concurred, and instructions are being sent to Paris and Moscow to endeavor obtain agreement France and USSR.

Draft message to SACMED directing him abolish Allied Commission within 21 days of receipt of message, and authorizing establishment small AFHQ liaison office at Rome is being circulated for clearance but will not go out until French and Soviet views are recd.

  1. Repeated to Rome as telegram 1738.