Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/106

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/106/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Telegrams Serial No T101/3- T200/3" Annotated. Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/2-3 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] to WSC informing him that they have arrived at a plan but stressing that the capture of Burma will not be easy and that their force is not sufficient in number for this operation Annotated (T101/3). 04 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/4 Telegram from the Australian Government to the Dominions Office thanking them for the information and stating that they will shortly give their comments (T102/3). 05 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/5 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC stating that General Henri Giraud's [Civil and Military head of all French North Africa] wish to take an unenthusiastic line in his appeal to Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] has made it very difficult for him to convince Godefroy and suggesting that he contacts Godefroy and inform him that unless he comes over to Giraud, all his supplies will be cut off but adding that unless this was backed with an order by Giraud there is nothing else he can say to Godefroy (T103/3). 05 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/6 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Commanding the Eighth Army] asking him if he would like to meet General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] and suggesting the text for an article in the Tripoli Times congratulating the troops Annotated T104/3. 06 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/7 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) informing him that he has recently witnessed a parade in Tripoli made by the troops of the New Zealand Division and stating that it renewed his feelings of gratitude towards New Zealand (T105/3). 06 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/8 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC suggesting that a few changes should be made to his proposed telegram to Stalin [see CHAR 20/105/124-125] (T106/3). 05 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/9 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) stating: that they should be informed that this is the last payment; that Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] has suggested that Admiral Michelier (Senior French Admiral at Liberty) should send a direct order; that he does not believe that stopping supplies will antagonise the French elsewhere (T107/3). 06 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/10 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC informing him that in accordance with the Casablanca conference the exchange rate in French North and West Africa has been reduced twenty five points and suggesting that the territories under the control of the fighting French should be brought in line with this change and that the Pound franc exchange rate should be changed accordingly (T108/3). 06 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/11 Telegram from General Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC informing him that he has asked Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff] to arrange for the minimum of 100,00 tons to be transported from India to China each month in preparation for the Burma campaign and assuring him that the Chinese army will play its part in this campaign (T108A/3). 07 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/12 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) warning him from doing something which would be against the advice of the British Government and which would greatly harm the war effort T109/3. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/13 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC stating that he is delighted that he has arrived home safely (T110/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/14 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] stating that his son is unwell with the flu and that he is therefore postponing the visit T111/3. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/15 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating: that he intends to inform the House of Commons of their joint affairs and that he has recieved a telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] which states that the directive has been carried out and is therefore proposing to announce that the Eighth Army should come under General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army]. T112/3. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him of the details of his conversation with General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] stating that his duties are to destroy the German-Italian army under Rommel and his reply stating that his orders have been carried out T113/3. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/17 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] thanking him (T114/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/18 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] thanking him for his hospitality during his recent visit (T115/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/19 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] thanking him for seeing him and stating that he believes that their talk has been worthwhile (T116/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/20 Telegram from WSC to Sir M W Lampson [British Ambassabor in Egypt] thanking him for his hopitality during his recent visit to Cairo (T117/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/21 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] congratulating him on his recent series of victorious conferences and informing him that Parliament has now agreed to the service of the South African troops beyond Africa (T118/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/22 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that he is in agreement with the date that the announcement that the Eighth Army will come under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] and stating that he believes that the French will cooperate more under the United States command (T119/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/23 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan and Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) that he should not allow himself to be diverted from the easy task of stopping the supplies (T120/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/24 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC stating that he has made some friendly moves towards Turkey but that these measures have been ignored and highlighting the delicacy of Turkey's situation (T121/3). 06 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/25 Telegram from WSC to Ishmet Inonu [President of Turkey] informing him that Marshal Stalin has stated that if Turkey wanted to improve her relations with the Soviet Union then he would be willing to meet them half way and stating that this appears to be a good opportunity T122/3. 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/26 Telegram from Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] to WSC thanking him for his kind words regarding the New Zealand Division. 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/27 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] informing him that it has been decided at the Casablanca conference that: the Eighth Army would come under General Dwight Eisenhower's [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] command; that Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder should be appointed Air Chief Marshal; that Sir Andrew Cunningham will be appointed Commander in Chief Mediterranean (T124/3). 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/28-29 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him of this years plans stating that: they intend expel the Germans and Italians in Tunisia; that Scicily will be seized; that the British and United States forces will be involved in a cross channel operation (T125/2). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/30 Telegram to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that he wished his visit could have been longer (T126/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/31 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] stating that he was honoured and inspired by his visit (T127/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/32-33 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC enclosing the text from General Dwight Eisenhower's telegram to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Washington which asking their advice regarding operation Husky [Capture of Scicily] stating that this is the first United States operation involving the invasion of enemy territory and that these policies will affect the future of the war and suggesting that a firm policy of Anglo American responsibility be established (T128/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/34-35 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt enclosing correspondence with Marshal Stalin and including a text from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] which states that he is having difficulty persuading the press not to criticise the United States for their handling of the North African Campaign and suggesting that the public should be told of General Sir Harold Alexander's [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder's [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] role in the campaign T129/3. [Feb 1943]
CHAR 20/106/36 Telegram from Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] (Washington [United States]) to WSC stating that Madame Chiang Kai Shek [Wife of he President of China] claimed that she does not believe that the Allies will continue the war once Germany has been defeated and suggesting that he should make some assurances of this in one of his speeches (T130/3). 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/37 Telegram from Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope, later Lord Hopetown](Viceroy of India) to WSC informing him that the conflict is improving their and stating that he cannot jeopardise his position there by not listening to his council Annotated T131/3. 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/38 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that he does not see any harm in his proposed method (T132/3). 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/39 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC enclosing a text from a speech which he will be giving regarding Britains position in North Africa as an onslaught against the Germans and not as an attempt to liberate France and is asking for his comments (T133/3). 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/40 Telegram from WSC to General MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, United States Army] congratulating him on his capture of Buna Annotated: "Not Sent" (T134/3). 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/41-42 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt including a text of his speech regarding the changes in command in North Africa of General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean T135/3. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/43-44 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that he has spoken to Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] and that he had decided that he will come in until the situation so changes that his conscience will be free but adding that his men are ready to fight and stating that he managed to persuade him to send an officer to Admiral Michelier [Senior French Admiral at Liberty] for more information and informing him of his opinion on this matter Copy (T136/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him of some changes to his speechand asking them to be altered on any hand out that is produced (T137/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/46 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] to WSC informing him of the outcome of the conference with the United States and stating that the plan is full of dangers but that it seems to be the only way of dealing with the difficulties of the campaign [capture of Burma] (T138/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/47 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] stating that he is not against the statements made by President Roosevelt about restoring the French Empire remarking that it would be difficult to say anything else whilst pursuing the liquidation of the British Empire Initialled. Annotated (T139/3). 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/48 Telegram from WSC stating that he was sorry that he was unable to see him when he was in Casablanca as he was too busy to visit Gibralta (T140/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/49 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) stating that he is relieved at the outcome T141/3. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/50 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he would like Anthony Eden to visit the United States in order for the Foreign Office and the United States State Department to understand each others view point (T142/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/51 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] informing him that he made an announcement in the House of Lords which declared his new position and stating that warm tributes were paid to him (T143/3). 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/52 Telegram from Sir Harold Alfred Macmichael [High Commissioner Transjordan, later Jordan] to Colonel Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] sending him a message from Abdullah ibn Hussein [Emir of Transjordan] to WSC thanking him for his message [T 143/17/2]. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/53 Telegram from C Thornley (Colonial Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/106/52. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/54 Telegram from [Richard Casey, Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC stating that his visit was an inspiration and that he is pleased that he has returned home safely (T144/3). 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/55 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] enclosing extracts from his speech in the House of Commons on 11th February [see CHAR 20/106/55-59] (T145/6). Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/56-59 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] containing an extract from his speech in the House of Commons on the 11th February informing the House and the country about the changes in command in North Africa and the current situation there (T146/3). Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/60 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he was also unhappy with General de Gaulle's statement at the press conference on the 9th February and that he was pushing for de Gaulle to be put in commission and informing him that he has stopped all English money to Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] (T147/3). Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/61 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that it is an excellent idea about Anthony Eden and that he should come as soon as possible and congratulating him on his speech (T148/3). 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/62 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) asking him to forward a message to Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] which states that he is stopping all money from the British Government due to his inactivity and that if he resorts to acts of sabotage then he will be answerable to the Egyptian Courts and stating that he will not see Godefroy as he is relying on him to resolve this matter adding that he regards the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean responsible for this (T149/3). 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/63 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] thanking him for his telegram (T150/3). 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/64-65 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC stating that their propoganda is working and that there is a move in two vessels for action and that he is trying to engineer the presence of a French Admiral in Alexandria representing General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] and suggesting that in order to help this situation that Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] is given another week (T151/3). 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/66 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] stating that he was very pleased with his speech in the Canadian House of Commons regarding the Casablanca conference and the move for better relations between Britain and the Dominions government on 1st February (T152/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/67 Telegram from WSC to General MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific, United States Army] congratulating him on the capture of Burma (T153/3). 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/68 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence] asking him to send a message of thanks to WSC for his statement in the House of Commons and asking him to send him an autographed photograph of each British Chief of Staff (T154/3). Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/69-71 Draft telegram from WSC to General Dwight EIsenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] stating that a delay of three months between the finish in Tunisia and the beginning of Husky [Capture of Sicily] would be a disaster to the Allied cause and that the Chiefs of Staff are trying to reduce this Annotated. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/72-73 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he is very unhappy that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] believes that things will not be ready by June and that this will mean that there will be no British or United States offensive for three months adding that they shall be open to attacks from the Soviet Union if they remain inactive T156/3. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/74 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown], (Viceroy of India) asking him to verify whether or not Mahatma Gandhi uses glucose in his water during his fasts and stating that the United States are ridiculing his actions T157/3. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/75 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) asking him to visit Britain and stating that if he is unable to visit immediately that he will see this as an open invitation (T158/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/76 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] has replied to General Dwight Eiswenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] stating that President Roosevelt approves of his suggestion that Husky [Capture of Sicily] should be managed by a joint Anglo American government and that it should come under his control and that it has been decided that a benevolent policy is adopted towards the civil population of occupied territory and asking him to send him his proposals for the joint Anglo American military government for approval (T159/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/77 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC containing an extract of a note which he has sent to Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] which states that as the ships in Force "X" have been used to assist axis powers the British Government under Article XI of the Godefroy- Hardwood agreement of 20th June 1942 has been empowered to reconsider the agreement and that since the Vice Admiral commanding the force has not agreed to these terms, the British Government are refusing to make any more payments and warning him that if the fleet attempts to leave the harbour this will be seen as a hostile act (T160/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/78 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that he has seen Admiral Sir Henry Harwood [Naval Commander in Chief Eastern Mediterranean] and that he has informed him that the French ships are being used against tham by the axis powers and stating that he has seen Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] and that he has informed him of the attitude of the British Government adding that he believes that Godefroy he will neither scuttle or try to leave the harbour and reaffirming that he maintains that a visit from a Senior French Naval Officer will help the situation (T161/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/79 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) informing him that a copy of his telegram [see CHAR 20/106/77] has been sent to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) (T162/3). 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/80 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] stating that the War Office has claimed that it will take the 11th Armoured Division a month from the date of landing to be ready for action and that he is tryinag all he can to hurry this up (T163/3). 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/81 Telegram from Ishmet Inonu (President of Turkey) to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that his Government, which is in favour of a Turco-British collaboration, will reply to the issues raised (T164/3). 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/82 Telegram from Ishmet Inonu [President of Turkey] stating that a President of his country is not permitted to reply personally on matters of foreign policy adding that he will send a general reply from him and a message from the Prime Minister answering the proposals contained in his message (T165/3). 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/83-84 Telegram from Sukru Saracoglu (Prime Minister of Turkey) to WSC stating that it has been the policy of Turkey to have friendly relations with the Soviet Union since the Turco Soviet Agreement in 1921 and that there is nothing to prevent them from forming mutual confidence adding that he would be happy to communicate through their Ambassadors to gain a more indepth knowledge of their views T166/3. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/85 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] stating that he is sorry that David [Montgomery's son] is still suffering from the flu and that he hopes that the ceremony will take place next weekend T167/3. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/86 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin congratulating him on the victories of the Soviet Union army on the news that Rostov on the Don has been liberated T168/3. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/87 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] stating that he has telegraphed General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] to urge him to speed up the commencement of Husky [Capture of Sicily] and that he is relying on him to do all he can to achieve this adding that the Soviet Union victories are changing the whole aspect of the war. T169/3. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/88 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that there has been no positive reactions in Alexandria (Egypt) and stressing that General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] should send a representative (T170/3). 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/89 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that 450 sailors carrying suitcases, 33 officers in plain clothes and 11 officers in uniform have landed from Admiral Rene Godefroy's Squadron [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] in Alexandria and that he is trying to discover the cause of this (T171/3). 15 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/90 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) stating that he has heard from Admiral Sir Henry Hardwood [Naval Commander in Chief of Eastern Mediterranean] who has explained that they have come ashore to collect their belongings and that it is now believed that Force X will scuttle (T172/3). 15 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/91 Telegram from Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) to WSC informing him that Mahatma Gandhi refuses to take glucose in his water and stating that he is glad that the United States has taken the news so well, but believes that once he starts deteriorating they may have more trouble T173/3. 15 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/92 Telegram from WSC to L G A Middle East asking him to convey his congratulations to the Tripoli Party on discharging 2,700 tons on February 14th and to continue to send him daily reports (T174/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/93 Same as CHAR 20/97B/199 (T175/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/94 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC stating that he is sorry to hear that he is unwell and that President Roosevelt is looking forward to Anthony Eden's visit (T176/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/95 Telegram from L G A to WSC informing him that 2774 tons were discharged yesterday and that bad weather has suspended work in Tripoli, but that a German Salvage tank has been captured and that it will be of considerable use (T177/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/96 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] asking him for some information about the secret matter which they referred to as "Tube alloys" as the United States War Department is refusing to disclose information (T178/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/97 Telegram from WSC to Washington stating that Robert [Murphy, United States Political Representaive in Algiers] is worse than Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] and hoping that the United States will put pressure on him and informing him that he is going to ask President Roosevelt to secure for the allied cause the merchant ships at Martinique and is asking for his assistance in this matter (T179/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/98 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Resident Minister in ALgiers] stating that he is right not to attach too much importance to the French intrigues (T180/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/99 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] stating that he is delighted that he has captured Ben Gardane (Tunisia) on the date that he had predicted and that he was right about Rommel's sensitivity about his right flank T181/3. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/100 Telegram from Whiteley to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of the North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] has asked him to inform him that he ready to take risks to save time (T182/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/101 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) informing him: that Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] is coming to Cairo to see Pasha Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] and that he is not happy about the meeting but that he is assured that Nahas is being informed on what he should say; that General Georges Catroux is in Cairo and that he is due to meet Godefroy; and that Hopkinson is due to meet three of Godefroy's captains (T183/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/102 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that the British will be ready for Husky [Capture of Sicily] by June (T184/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/103 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC congratulating him on his recent trips to Turkey and to Cyprus and informing him that his parliament is proposing to provide one billion dollars to the United Nations for war supplies (T185/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/104 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] to WSC informing him that he would prefer a new model infantry division than the 11th Armoured Division (T186/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/105 Telegram from John Curtin (Australian Prime Minister) to WSC thanking him for his invitation to visit Britain but stating that he is too busy to leave at the moment and informing him about the situation in New Guinea with the Japanese (T187/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/106 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of the North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] informing him that the 11th has been substituted for the 11th Armoured Division and that the Tripoli discharge helped to shorten the time of General Sir Bernard Montgomery's arrival T188/3. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/107 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower to WSC stating: that if the commencement of Husky [Capture of Sicily] is to be by June, then he does not believe that the troops will have had sufficient training and that in his opinion the operation will be a failure; that the Eighth Army will be able to advance on the 15th March and that the destruction of the axis powers by the end of April cannot be guaranteed (T189/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/108 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of the North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] thanking him for the extracts of his recent speech and commenting on his reactions to it (T1190/3). 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/109 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC informing him: that he has secured Medenin Air Fields; that the tactical discussions have been a success and that he has been made a Short Snorted by the United States T191/3. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/110-111 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC stating that he is disappointed at the delay in the operation in Tunis and that action needs to be speeded up to avoid giving the enemy respite (T192/3). 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/112 Note to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] asking him whether a telegram marked by WSC "no circulation except C of S" can be shown to the Head of State Signed manuscript. Annotated that the telegram is reference T192/3. 18 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/113 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) asking him that if he agrees could he send H E Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] a message for him congratulating him on his interview with Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] (T193/3). 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/114-115 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating: that the Tunisian campaign will take longer than anticipated; that the Anfa conference has improved matters as General Henri Giraud's [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] position was supported; that there is a general feeling that the United Nations has no intention of supporting a French army; that there should be a further definition of policy and that a new joint approach should be made to General de Gaulle and General Giraud (T194/3). 18 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/116 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC stating that he hopes that he is feeling better (T195/3). 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/117 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] stating that he is pleased that he will keep the invitation open to visit Britain and thanking him for his kind remarks (T196/3). 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/118 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] stating that he is delighted to hear of the financial assistance proposed by the Canadian Government for the war effort (T197/3). 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/119 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he must keep Anthony Eden back for at least a week Initialled (T198/3). 20 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/120 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC stating that he is keeping up the pressure on Admiral Godfroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] and that there is growing uneasiness in the the squadron and that he is still waiting for a representative from North Africa (T199/3). 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/106/121 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC suggesting that arrangements are made for a third Soviet Protocol to cover the period 1st July 1943 to 30th June 1944 and that they should make a combined offer similar to that made in the second Protocol and asking him to designate someone to represent him and stating that he has asked the Soviet Union for her comments T200/3. 19 Feb 1943