Sunday, August 16, 2015
ADSS 1.98, 99: no news on alleged Axis Peace Proposal
ADSS 1.98 Paolo Giobbe, Holland, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.
Reference: Telegram 20 (19) (AES 5415/39)
Location and date: The Hague, 16.08.1939.
Summary statement: Asks for information about a peace project.
Some newspapers publish that Mussolini and Hitler have sent a Message to the Holy See to intervene with other interested States to settle the international issues that now threaten peace.
The Foreign Minister (1) requests that I ask confirmation of the news of if it is at least possible to give some information about it. (2)
Please send instructions by telegram.
(1) Eelco Nicolass Van Kleffens (1894-1983), Dutch Foreign Minister 1939-46.
(2) ADSS 1.97.
ADSS 1.99 Luigi Maglione, Sec State, to Paolo Giobbe, Holland.
Reference: Telegram 9 (AES 5415/39)
Location and date: Vatican, 17.08.1939.
Summary statement: The Holy See has not received any truce project.
I have received your coded telegram Number 19. Holy See has not received document either from Italy or Germany. (1)
(1) ADSS 1.97.