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Letter from Lord Mountbatten to Admiral Stark, May 14, 1947 


 

Viceregal Lodge,

Simla.

14th May, 1947.

 

My dear Admiral,

The Lifesavers sent to me through the good offices of Connolly have just reached me, and I am writing straight away to send you my sincere thanks, not only for them but also for the charming little note of good wishes enclosed.

We are now approaching a crucial stage of events in the negotiations in regard to the transfer of power to Indian hands, and I am up here in Simla, 7,000 feet above sea level, having a week's rest in a really cool temperature, before the next round of talks begins in Delhi. This is certainly the most difficult assignment I have ever had, but I am retaining my enthusiasm and optimism.

Best wishes to you from us both.

Yours very sincerely,

Dickie Mountbatten

 

Published: Tue Apr 09 14:21:53 EDT 2019