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

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


Page 7

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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