London, May 8, 1945
During this solemn moment, which opens a new chapter in the history of Europe and which will shape the future of mankind, we direct our thoughts to the American Nation, whose heroic sons and enormous efforts greatly facilitated the victory and freed Europe from German tyranny. This wonderful victory of the Allied Forces would not have been possible without the sacrifice and immeasurable accomplishments of the United States of America and without the unerring vision and sacrifice of her grand President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
With example and effort, the American Nation has won the duly earned and everlasting gratitude of all the liberated nations in Europe.
However, while the joyful bells of victory resound in the world of free people, we, the Poles, do not yet have the luxury of celebrating freedom. We still do not believe that the Allies had fought in this bloody war for so many years only to settle to the violation of unquestionable national and human rights, the rights for which our young people had shed blood on so many battle fields.
We are taking consolation from the hope that, having done so much for the world’s liberation from German yoke, America—under your, Mr. President, trustworthy leadership—will not deny her powerful, moral and financial support in building a truly democratic European society, true to our common principles of freedom and justice.