“NOW WE HAVE TO CONSIDER [GENERAL GEORGE] MARSHALL’S PROPOSAL WHICH WE MUST NATURALLY SUPPORT—ALL THE SAME I BELIEVE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO HAVE PROCEEDED ON THE BASIS OF THE NUREMBERG JUDGMENT
TO WHICH THE RUSSIANS ARE COMMITTED”
ROBERT CECIL, 1ST VISCOUNT CECIL OF CHELWOOD. [ROBERT ARTHUR JAMES GASCOYNE-CECIL]. (1869-1956). British statesman, lawyer, and politician; architect of the League of Nations; awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1937. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Cecil”, on his imprinted Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath stationery. Two full pages, octavo. Haywards Heath, September 22, 1947. Excellent condition. To “Dear Bahrens”. Cecil writes: “Thank you for your note and enclosure. We were very prudent at the Executive. Now we have to consider Marshall’s proposal which we must naturally support — all the same I believe it would have been better to have proceeded on the basis of the Nuremberg judgment to which the Russians are committed. Did you see the Dean of Chichester’s utterance? Truly Deans are dangerous. Yours ever, Cecil”.