124. Backchannel Message From the Ambassador to Chile (Korry) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1

1. Following two items spell the end of the ball game here in Chile. We now move into a denied area condition:

a. [name not declassified] told me morning 27 September that Anaconda New York has refused to go along with his suggestions, believing that Chile is lost and no further maneuvering warranted. He got call at 0200 hours saying “ball game over. No use trying to quarterback now.”

b. British Ambassador Hilyard told me same morning that he had recently requested, and had just received authorization to offer, a total of four million pounds sterling from a group of British private banks. Hilyard has told both present government and Allende of this credit.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 778, Country Files, Latin America, Chile, Vol. I, Korry File. Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only.