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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/15

Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Through C [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they are "perhaps only a day or two from surrender on all fronts through [Heinrich] Himmler [Head of the SS]"; stating that he will be sorry if this overshadows "Italian events"; assuming that Alexander will broadcast his announcement [of the surrender of German forces in Italy] at noon GMT the next day; and giving the suggested text for WSC's statement to the House of Commons to be made shortly afterwards. Copy.

Dates

  • 01 May 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown

Extent

1 folio(s)

Language of Materials

English

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