25. Statement by the President on the Timing of the Announcement of the|
May 7, 1945 |
I HAVE AGREED with the London and Moscow governments that I will make no
announcement with reference to surrender of the enemy forces in Europe or elsewhere until a
simultaneous statement can be made by the three governments. Until then, there is nothing I can
or will say to you.
NOTE: Later in the day a White House release stated that on the basis of reports received the
President "confidently expects to make an announcement to the nation by radio at 9 o'clock
tomorrow morning." The release added that unless unforeseen developments caused a change in
plans a press conference would be called at 8:30 a.m. at which time the press and radio would
be given in confidence the text of the President's radio remarks.
Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project. John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.