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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part I. Surrender of Italy,   pp. [1]-[36]


Page 6

"the Italian Government has surrendered
its armed forces unconditionally"
Proclamation by GENERAL EISENHOWER On the Italian
Surrender.
United Nations Radio. September 8, 1913.3
This is Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander
in Chief of the Allied Forces.
The Italian Government has surrendered its armed
forces unconditionally. As Allied Commander in
Chief, I have granted a military armistice, the terms
of which have been approved by the Governments
of the United Kingdom, the United States and the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Thus I am
acting in the interest of the United Nations.
The Italian Government has bound itself to abide
by these terms without reservation. The armistice
was signed by my representative and the representa-
tive of Marshal Badoglio and it becomes effective
this instant.
Hostilities between the armed force's of the United
Nations and those of Italy terminate at once. All
Italians who now act to help eject the German aggres-
sor from Italian soil will have the assistance and the
support of the United Nations.
3 New York Times, September 9, 1943.


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