SHAEF-AFHQ Red General Staff representatives

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English: After rejecting the Operation Sunrise (Crossword), the Soviets accept the local surrender in Italy beacaue unconditioned and extended to all the troops of the South-West theatre (Army Group C and the Italian Repubblican military or paramilitary forces). By designating the Caserta Surrender representative (Kislenko) they also premise the Reims SHAEF representative (Susloparoff) for an imminent capitulation in France.

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FROM:   US MILITARY MISSION MOSCOW FROM OLSEN AND ARCHER
         SIGNED DEANE

TO:     AFHQ TO MCNARNEY FOR ALEXANDER, INFO AGWAR FOR
         COMBINED CHIEFS OF STAFF AND AMSSO FOR BRITISH
         CHIEFS OF STAFF

REF.NO. THIS MESSAGE:    MX-24054.    25 April 1945.

        Reference FAN 528, April 21, and our MX-24031,
April 24.

        Red General Staff had designatet General SUSLOPAROFF
as their representative at SHAEF an General KISLENKO at
SACMED Headquarters.

        These Officers will represent Red General Staff
at possible negotiations for capitulation of large bodies
of German troops.

        This information repeated due to inadvertend omis-
sion of ALEXANDER in address of our MX-24050.

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