865.4016/2–847: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Italy

secret   urgent

190. In concert your Brit colleague1 you shd inform Ital Govt SAC has been directed (Fan 7242) to lend all practicable assistance Ital authorities to facilitate measures expedite evacuation Itals wishing leave Pola with their personal possessions.

You shd also state that although Allied personnel cannot actively assist in removal industrial plant and equipment from Pola, they will place no obstacle in way of Itals desiring move such property to another location in Zone A if they can make necessary arrangements.

Further you shd confirm to Ital Govt Allied troops will remain Pola until treaty comes into force.

  1. Sir Noel Charles.
  2. WARX 91618, February 8, not printed.