(Untitled), 14 Apr 1945
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Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "most immediate " and "top secret and personal". WSC thanks Stalin for his message of 7 Apr and expresses hope that the misunderstanding over Crossword [Codename for operation leading to surrender of German forces in Italy] may now be considered at an end. He comments on his distress at the death of President Roosevelt and the importance it places on the link between the two of them. He thanks Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] for the kindness with which they have received CSC in Moscow [Soviet Union], comments on the great honour that she should receive the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, and refers to the money collected as a "love offering not only of the rich but mainly of the pennies of the poor". He concludes that, "In the friendship of the masses of our peoples, in the comprehension of their Governments and in the mutual respect of their Armies the future of the world resides".
- 14 Apr 1945
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