Sunday, September 13, 2015
ADSS 1.118 Tardini, notes: Mussolini hopes war can be avoided
ADSS 1.118 Domenico Tardini, Secretariat of State, notes.
Reference: AES 6835/39
Location and date: Vatican, 25.08.1939
Summary statement: Mussolini hoped to avoid war.
The Italian Ambassador (1) informs me that Mussolini said to the Finance Minister of the Reich (2): “Let us hope that war can be avoided.”
(1) Bonifacio Pignatti (1877-1957) Italian Ambassador to the Holy See, 1935-39.
(2) Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887-1977), German Minister of Finance 1932-45.
Bonifacio Pignatti (r)
Lutz von Krosigk (l)