Information Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland-Second World War (ICE) (UEK)
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Office ot the minister of defence, Subjcet Countries Switzerland, P.M. 412/62 Inhalt: Nur 2 Dokumente
1. L.C. Hollis an Prime Minister, 25.1.1945: Möglichkeit einer Rheinüberquerung durch die Schweiz wird verworfen (Gründe: schwierige Operation, zu grosser Widerstand wird erwartet, ungünstig für die alliierte Kriegsführung).
2. Winston S. Churchill an Foreign Secretary, 3.12.1944: "1. Here is another one where I think you will have a strong feeling with wich I am entirely in acord. But I put this down for record. Of all the neutrals, Switzerland has the greatest right to distinction. She has been the sole international force linking the hideously-sundered nations and ourselves. What does it matter whether she has been able to give us the commercial adventages we desire or has given too many to the Germans, to keep herself alive? She has been a demoratic State, standing for freedom in selfdefence among her mountains, and in thought, in spite of race, largely on our side. 2. I was astonished at U.J.'s savageness against her and, much though I respect that great and good man, I was entirely uninfluenced by his attitude. He called them "swine", and he does not use that sort of language without menaing it. I am sure we ought to stand by Switzerland, and we ought to explain to U.J. why it is we do so. The moment for sending such a message should be carefully chosen. Personally, I stand be the only decent neutrals in the world. Let me know in conversation whether we are together on this or not. W.S.C. 3.12.44" keine(weiteren) Kopien [ = Bonjour, Bd. 7, S. 362f.]
vgl. auch Homberger, Handelspolitik, 1997, S. 130f. U.J.= Uncle Joe (=Stalin, Kosewort)