Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part I. Surrender of Italy, pp. -
Ce.. cease all acts of hostility against the Anglo-American Forces wherever they may be met" proclamation of Italian Surrender by MARSHAL PIETRO BADOGLIO, Head of the Italian Government. Rome Radio. September 8, 1913.4 The Italian Government, recognizing the impossi- bility of continuing the unequal struggle against the overwhelming power of the enemy, with the object of avoiding further and more grievous harm to the nation, has requested an armistice from General Eisenhower, Commander in Chief of the Anglo- American Allied forces. This request has been granted. The Italian forces will therefore cease all acts of hostility against the Anglo-American forces wherever they may be met. They will, however, oppose attack from any other quarter. "save your ships and follow the directions now given to you by the United Nations" Instructions to the Italian Fleet and Mercantile Marine by SIR ANDREW BROWNE CUNNINGHAM, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Naval Forces in the Mediterranean. United Nations Radio. Algiers. September 8, 1913.1 Sailors of the Italian Navy and mercantile marine: Your country has terminated hostilities against the United Nations. The German armed forces have 4New York Times, September 9, 1943. 1 New York Times, September 9, 1943.
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