United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States : diplomatic papers, 1945. European Advisory Commission, Austria, Germany
Participation by the United States in the work of the European Advisory Commission, pp. 1-558 PDF (203.8 MB)
PARTICIPATION BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORK OF THE EUROPEAN ADVISORY COMMISSION I. NEGOTIATION OF AGREEMENTS REGARDING THE ZONES OF OCCUPATION -AND CONTROL MACHINERY FOR AUSTRIA' 740.00119 Control (Austria) /1-2415: Telegram The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State LONDON, January 2, 1945-11 p. m. [Received January 2-8: 56 p. m.] 60. Department's 10719, December 26, 8 p. M.2 While awaiting my general instructions on the question of a zone of occupation in Austria I have had Mosely 3 present to Gousev 4 and his assistant, Ivanov,5 the American viewpoint in favor of taking the present Gau a boundaries of Vienna rather than the pre-1938 limits and of dividing Innere Stadt 7 district among the occupying powers. Our viewpoint has been presented forcefully and in detail but it is too early to discover whether the Soviet insistence on the pre-1938 boundaries has been modified. At tonight's meeting of the European Advisory Commission Mas- sigli 8 explained that the French Government would want to station a token contingent in Vienna but not take a zone in the rest of Austria in view of its hope that a large part of the available French forces would be committed to the occupation of a zone in Germany. Please furnish paraphrase to Generals Hilldring 9 and Strong.10 WINANT 'For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. i, pp. 434 if. 2Ibid., p. 483. 3Philip E. Mosely, Political Adviser to the United States Delegation to the European Advisory Commission. 4Fedor Tarasovich Gousev, Soviet Ambassador in the United Kingdom and Representative on the European Advisory Commission. «Nikolai V. Ivanov, member of the Soviet Delegation to the European Ad- visory Commission. "Political district. 7Inner City. 8Ren6 Massigli, French Ambassador in the United Kingdom and Representa- tive on the European Advisory Commission. ' aj. Gen. John H. Hilldring, Director of the Civil Affairs Division of the War Department. '0 Maj. Gen. George V. Strong, senior Army representative on the Joint Post- War Committee.
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