Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/108

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/108/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No. T301/3-T400/3. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/2 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) to WSC stating that he does not believe that the Americans need to see this telegram [see CHAR 20/107/121] (T301/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/3 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] informing him that due to the request by the United States for the transportation of ground personnel of the Air Units the lifting of the Canadian Army personnel will have to be delayed until July (T302/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/4 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] has received a telegram from the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff stating that the United States Government believes that the management of Husky [Capture of Sicily] should be a joint Anglo American responsibility Copy (T302A/3). 13 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/5 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] suggesting that he might think about using piers to take the strain off landing craft on beaches (T303/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/6 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC suggesting that it may be helpful for Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to be informed of the details of the proposals for personnel of the joint management of Husky [Capture of Sicily] between the United States and Britain T303A/3. 13 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/7 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) informing him that the arrangements have been made with the utmost difficulty and before they had received his message, but that further allocations of tonnage are not within their resources (T304/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/8-9 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) to WSC informing him of the results of a talk he had with President Roosevelt last night stating: that he expressed a wish that the United States should play a continuing part in Lease work after the war; that the conference on food in April should mainly involve technicians and not ministers and that he was reluctant to abandon the May convoy (T305/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/10 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) to WSC informing him that the name is Alaska (T306/3). 14 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/11 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] to WSC stating that he will give the matter of using piers on the beaches considerable attention and adding that the piers were a success at Oran [Algeria] (T307/3). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/12 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC thanking him for the arrangements that have been made, but stating that he will await with interest the reply to his telegram (T308/3). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/13-14 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) to WSC informing him of the results of a meeting which he has had with Cordell Hull [Secretary of State of the United States] and stating that he was complaining of his bad reception in the British press and relating the details of other talks which he has had recently (T309/3). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/15 Note marked "T310/3 see Telegram Book" Manuscript. [Mar] 1943
CHAR 20/108/16 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC informing him that Molotov has received a message from the United States Ambassador, Admiral Standley stating that the United States Government is offering its good officers as intermediary's between the Soviet Union and Finland in order to establish the possibility of a separate peace and is asking his opinion on the matter adding that the Anglo-Soviet Treaty of 26th May 1942 stipulates that they cannot negotiate a separate peace with Germany and that he doubts whether Finland desires peace or that she is in a position to negotiate peace T311/3. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/17 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him of the results of a meeting he had with Cordell Hull [Secretary of State of the United States] regarding his statement which was endorsed by the United States Government and advising him that it was suggested that the statement should be made on behalf of His Majesty's Government and including the statement to be issued by the United States Government in response (T312/3). 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/18 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington) regarding the contents of a propaganda directive against Italy for the period before and after Husky [Capture of Sicily] and suggesting that the propaganda campaign should highlight: the hopelessness of their position; encourage passive resistance and sabotage and avoid ridiculing the Italian armed forces and stressing that he hopes that he will be able to obtain the approval from all United States departments on an agreed policy (T313/3). 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/19 Telegram from Anthony Eden to WSC informing him that he has spoken with Dr Soong (Chinese Foreign Minister) who had stated that: he felt that Anglo-Chinese relations were good; that China had no territorial ambitions in Siam [later Thailand], Indo China, Burma or Malaya [later Malaysia]; that he was concerned about the ambitions of India towards Tibet (T314/3). 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/20-22 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington) to WSC informing him of the results of a discussion with President Roosevelt regarding post war Europe: detailing the President's concerns for American-Soviet relations and his solution to the problem of post war Germany and the Balkans (T315/3). 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/23 Circulation details for a telegram. [Mar] 1943
CHAR 20/108/24 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC congratulating him on the successful bombing of Essen, Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg and informing him that he will send him a copy of the Soviet film "Stalingrad" (T316/3). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/25 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC stating that due to the campaign in North Africa being postponed the German forces have increased against the Soviets and adding that he does not believe that Husky [Capture of Sicily] is as important as a second front in France (T317/3). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/26 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden asking him to relay his message from Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt and informing him that he is sending a text of this message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] with certain omissions Initialled (T318/3). 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/27 Same as CHAR 20/108/25Annotated. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/28 Same as CHAR 20/108/24. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/29-31 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] containing telegrams from WSC to Marshal Stalin and his reply regarding future Anglo American strategy in North Africa and in Europe (T319/3). 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/32 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden stating that he sees Marshal Stalin as a force to be reckoned with Initialled (T320/3). 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/33 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC stating that he is very disappointed and surprised at the decision to postpone the transportation of the Canadian troops (T321/3). 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/34 Telegram from Anthony Eden to WSC informing him that he believes that he has United States backing for his proposals for propaganda regarding Italy (T322/3). 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/35 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC thanking him for sending him a copy of the film "Desert Victory" (T323/3). 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/36 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC regarding his request that 1500 additional operational and 500 additional transport aircraft be made available to the South West Pacific Area, stating that the Japanese forces are gaining strength (T324/3). 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that due to a German concentration at Narvik [Norway] it has become impossible to run the March convoy and suggesting how this problem can be overcome and stating that operation Pugilist [attack by the British Eighth Army on the Mareth Line in Tunisia should be allowed to develop without informing Marshal Stalin and proposing that convoy's are not sent to the Soviet Union until after Husky [Capture of Sicily] T325/3. 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/38 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] stating that he has received his message regarding the broadcast and adding that it will be difficult to say much without divulging any secrets T326/3. 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/39 Telegram from WSC to Air Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas [Air Officer Commanding in Fighter Command] congratulating him on his successful visit to Turkey (T327/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/40 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] stating that he should have added the name Air Chief Marshal Tedder to the list of those permitted to read his telegraph (T328/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/41 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington) to WSC informing him that a committee will be meeting this weekend to discuss shipping and that he will be kept familiarised with the outcome (T329/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/42 Telegram from Anthony Eden to WSC informing him that President Roosevelt is no longer interested in this matter and that it has been advised that Phillips should now deal with this (T330/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/43 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) informing that he has arranged for shipment of cereal to be sent to him from North America to enable him to release provisions to Turkey but stating that he cannot make any additional tonnage available for the army and suggesting ways in which he could gain more supplies (T331/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/44 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) and Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] enclosing a copy of the Admiralty minute referred to in his last telegram (T332/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/45-47 Minute from Albert Victor Alexander (First Lord of the Admiralty) to WSC regarding the North Russian Convoy, describing Germany's military situation and advising that as long as the German naval concentration in the far north continues then convoy J W 54 should be postponed and describing the consequences of this action. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/108/48 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) to WSC informing him that President Roosevelt agrees that the convoy to the Soviet Union should be postponed but that he is not in accord with the suggestion that no further convoys should be planned until after Husky [Capture of Sicily] T333/3. 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/49 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Washington) to WSC stating that he believes that Cordell Hill [Secretary of State of the United States] would like to be invited to Britain (T334/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/50 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] asking him to send him his zip [used to denote the start of an allied offensive] T335/3. 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/51 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President if the United States] stating that he is still waiting for a reply to his telegram regarding tube alloys Copy (T336/3). 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/52 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] informing him that due to the reduction of the number of ground personnel requested by the United States, the number of Canadian Army personnel to be lifted can be increased by six thousand and adding that the British are only sending one more division to North Africa (T337/3). 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/53 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Assistant and Advisor to the President of the United States] to WSC stating that he is working on the matter of the tube alloys Copy (T338/3). 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/54 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that due to the German naval and air concentration the March convoy should be postponed adding that they should inform Stalin that this has been delayed due to known German plans to sabotage the convoy and that at the moment they do not have sufficient protection and suggesting that they should delay in informing Marshal Stalin that the convoys to the Soviet Union will have to be suspended until September in order to provide for the Husky effort [Capture of Sicily] T339/3. 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/55 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC informing him that they have received reports that there have been large movements of material from Germany to the Spanish border and stating that they should be planning to thwart an invasion of Spain (T340/3). 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/56 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC informing him that Zip [Signal used to denote the start of an Allied Offensive] is timed for 2200 hours that evening and commenting on the present situation there T341/3. 21 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/57-59 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) regarding the Greek situation stating: that the Greeks are very anxious and therefore prone to political agitation; that the ringleaders responsible for the revolt in the Greek forces will have to be dealt with by the Greek authorities; that it has been suggested that if there is a further incident in the forces then they will have to be disbanded and possibly reconstructed with British Officers (T342/3). 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/60 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin regarding the possible defection of Finland from the axis powers and the effect that this will have on the Soviet Union and stating that he does not believe that the Finnish are ready to negotiate with the allies but that the events on the front in the next few months may make the decision for them and suggesting that he approaches the United States to discover what terms Finland would be prepared to accept T343/3. 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/61 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) stating that he has no objection (T344/3). 20 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/62 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC noting the word Zip [signal used to denote the start of an Allied operation] T345/3. 21 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/63 Telegram from Sukru Saracoglu [Prime Minister of Turkey] to WSC thanking him for informing him that five ships will be put at the disposition of the Turkish government for the transportation of provisions Copy French (T346/3). Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/64 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Canada] stating that he anxious to obtain his support for the project Habbakuk Floating sea drome made of ice and informing him that the Chief of Combined Operations is arranging to send him a couple of individuals to discuss the matter (T347/3). 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/65-66 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC marked "Very Urgent" informing him that Pugilist [Offensive in Western Desert against Mareth Line] was successfully launched yesterday and stating that the enemy intends to stand and fight and that he is preparing for action in the Mareth area [Tunisia]. Original reference: T348/3. 21 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/67 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that Admiral Sir Henry Harwood is unwell and that he is asking the First Sea Lord if he can be relieved from duty (T349/3). 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/68 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Resident Minister in Algiers] informing him that they will not hesitate to use whatever means necessary to prevent General de Gaulle from leaving Algeria in an aircraft not under their control Initialled (T350/3). 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/69-71 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC reporting on the plans that are being made there for the operation in Tunisia and the passage of supplies to the Soviet Union, naming the individuals who have recently visited Cairo and relating the problems of inflation in Persia [Iran] T351/3. 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/72 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East) thanking him for his review (T352/3). 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/73 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC complementing him on his recent speech and commenting that the situation in the Soviet Union is not satisfactory and that he does not "feel quite safe with our friend" T352A/3. 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/74 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that the operation in Tunisia is well underway and informing him of the current position and adding that bad weather has suspended their air offensive on Germany (T353/3). 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/75 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief of the North African Theatre of Operations] stating that he is very pleased with the way the operation has started but adding that the activity on the First Army's sea flank is not satisfactory due to continual defeats and is asking him why this is happening and if anything can be done to prevent this T354/3. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/76 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief of the North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC reporting on the performance of the Churchill tanks used by the First Army and stating that the Churchill tank is the only good British tank T355/3. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/77 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC correcting a statement made in his recent message (T356/3). 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/78 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that he has heard similar reports but is assured that the quantities of material and troops moved is insufficient for an attack on Spain and that he does not believe that Germany has any free troops but adding that they are considering this possibility (T357/3). 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/79 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) stating that he need not be too worried by desertions from Force X (T358/3). 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/80 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] stating that if he believes that General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] should have further reinforcements then he should call for them and suggesting divisions which may be available T359/3. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/81 Telegram from WSC to General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] informing him that he has contacted General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to instruct him that he should, if he felt the need, draw upon additional troops T360/3. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/82-84 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington [United States]) containing correspondence between Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] and Lord Leathers (Minister of War Transport) regarding the shipping figures for operations: Bolero [Administrative preparations for main invasion of France], Anakim [Recapture of Burma] and Husky Capture of Sicily and commenting on the United States attitude towards British imports T361/3. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/85-86 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC informing him of the fighting situation in Mareth [Tunisia] and the immediate plans for attack T362/3. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/87-88 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) informing him of the decision not to run convoy J W 54 to the Soviet Union and that the escort ships have been dispersed to form back up, but will be available if it is deemed safe to send the convoy and adding that he is not in agreement with President Roosevelt's that Marshal Stalin should not be immediately informed of this news, giving his reasons why T363/3. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/89 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) containing a proposed message from him to Marshal Stalin informing him of his and President Roosevelt's decision not to run the March convoy to the Soviet Union due to German naval and air concentration and stating that they will not be able to run convoys after May by the northern route to the Soviet Union due to Husky [Capture of Sicily] and assuring him that they are increasing their flow through the southern route T364/3. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/90 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] asking him to report on the casualties sustained by the Eighth Army on the Mareth Front [Tunisia] and for the date on which the First Armoured Division is expected to reach the New Zealand Corps T365/3. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/91 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] asking him to pass on his congratulations to General Patton (T366/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/92-93 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden suggesting that the location for his future meeting with Marshal Stalin and President Roosevelt should be changed (T367/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/94 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his previous telegram [see CHAR 20/108/92-93] and stating Iceland (T368/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/95 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has sent a draft of a proposed telegram to Marshal Stalin through Anthony Eden see CHAR 20/108/89 and stating that he believes that it would be better to inform Marshal Stalin of the news as soon as the Pugilist [Offensive in Western Dessert against Mareth Line] offensive begins to improve Initials in typescript. Copy (T369/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/96 Original of CHAR 20/108/95 Initialled (T369/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/97 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to Chief of Imperial General Staff, WSC, General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] and General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief, Middle East] informing them of his decision that the Fifty Sixth Division should join the Eighth Army as reinforcements and that the Tenth Indian Division should act as reinforcements to the Fourth Indian Division T370/3. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/98 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC reporting on his situation and requesting for reinforcements and stating that this must be done at the expense of Husky [Capture of Sicily] as "if we do not finish this business properly there will be no Husky" and reporting on their casualties T371/3. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/99 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Graeme and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa] inviting him to take over the Chairmanship of the British Overseas Airways Corporation Initialled T372/3. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/100 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that he intends to support him in the project Habbakuk [Floating sea drome made of ice] Copy (T373/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/101 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC stating that he is sorry to hear of the difficulties which is preventing him from awarding General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] with the Knight Grand Cross of the Bath adding that he is held in high regard by the people of Australia (T374/3). 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/102 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC and the Chief of the Imperial General Staff informing him of the number of casualties from the Mareth Front [Tunisia] T375/3. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/103 Telegram from Secretary of State stating that due to the pressures on British imports, Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States], General Macready, Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport] have advised that President Roosevelt should be given his message on the shipping position and informing him of the omissions made (T376/3). 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/104 Telegram from Secretary of State to WSC stating that he and Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] agree and that the United States is giving the Soviet Union more assistance than ever through the Pacific and commenting that they could make a better case to Marshal Stalin and that he would consider the matter further with President Roosevelt and Hopkins and inform him of the result T377/3. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/105-106 Telegram from Secretary of State to WSC stating that President Roosevelt believes that Marshal Stalin would not like to leave his own territorial waters and that if this is the case would he meet him at the location suggested and adding that he believes that President Chiang [President of China] has not been invited but that he will check if this is the case (T378/3). 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/107 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC informing him that there is resentment amongst the Americans in Allied Headquarters due to their belief that Torch [Allied Invasion of French North Africa] has gone from a mainly United States campaign to a mainly British campaign and that he had spoken to General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] who had said that "either he was Officer Commanding the whole force, enjoying the full confidence of both Governments or he would quit" (T379/3). 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/108 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "personal and secret" explaining that [John] Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia is keen for General [Douglas] MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, United States Army] to receive an honour and asking whether the United States Services would have any objection to this. Typescript. 27 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/109 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC wishing the British and United States Troops success in their Tunis campaign (T381/3). 27 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/110 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) informing him that he will discuss with Dr Evatt the matters raised in his recent telegram and relating the views of the British Chiefs of Staff regarding the decisions of the United States Chiefs of Staff stating that they cannot intervene unless they believe that the security of Australia or New Zealand is in jeopardy and explaining the reasons for the decision of the United States (T382/3). 27 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/111 Telegram from Secretary of State to WSC informing him that Cordell Hull [Secretary of State of United States] has agreed to allow the publication of the decision to hold a conference in Bermuda in the near future and suggesting that Dick Law should be the British representative and informing him that he believes that the United States representative is Myron Taylor (T383/3). 27 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/112 Telegram from WSC to Secretary of States containing a memorandum regarding the arguments for and against importing aviation spirit into Spain and asking him for his opinion on it (T384/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/113 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that they had a successful raid on Berlin last night and that the battle in Tunis has taken a favourable turn Initials in typescript (T384/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/114 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] informing him that he is sending him a copy of the film "Desert Victory" which he claims is a realistic portrayal of the endeavours of the Eighth Army (T385/3). 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/115 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) stating that he has heard that General de Gaulle is planning a number of festivities to greet him on his arrival in Algiers (T386/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/116-117 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) defending the British position against General Dwight Eisenhower's [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] accusations that the British are monopolising the North African operation and suggesting ways in which they can impress upon Eisenhower their confidence in him and their support for him Initialled (T387/3). 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/118 Same as CHAR 20/102/17 (T388/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/119 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC informing him that after seven days of fighting that the Eighth Army have defeated the enemy and that his troops are in possession of the whole of the Mareth defences [Tunisia] T389/3. 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/120 Telegram from Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Graeme and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa] to WSC stating that he appreciates his proposal but adding that he feels that he can be of more use in his present post T390/3. 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/121 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery (General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army) congratulating him on his victory and informing him of the position of the other divisions [information learned from Enigma decrypts]. T391/3. 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/122 Telegram from WSC to the Secretary of State informing him that they have not completed their study of the Portuguese Atlantic Islands and suggesting that he should talk with the President of the United States before a final decision is made and stating that he will send him papers detailing background information (T319A). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/123 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] informing him of the situation in Mareth [Tunisia] and of the success of their recent raid on Berlin and stating that he is having to tell Marshal Stalin that the March convoy has had to be postponed and adding that he is not satisfied with the way that the preparations for the next offensive are going (T392/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/124 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Graeme and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa stating that he agrees Initialled T393/3. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/125 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] marked "Secret, Private and Personal" stating that he cannot understand why he is not keeping them informed of what is happening on the Mareth Front [Tunisia] adding that Boniface [Enigma decypher machine] reveals that there is a lot of activity Initialled in typescript T394/3. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/126 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden (Washington, United States) stating that he hopes to receive his text of his message to Marshal Stalin today adding that the Soviets will know that something is wrong with the convoy before they have had any explanation Initials in typescript (T395/3). 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/127-128 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC regarding his proposed message to Marshal Stalin stating that he agrees that he should be told the bad news now and containing his proposed message which he has amended Signature in typescript (T396/3). 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/129-132 Telegram from the Secretary of State to WSC reporting on a meeting he had with Lord Halifax (earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States), Cordell Hull (Secretary of State of the United States), Sumner Welles (Under Secretary of State of the United States), Harry Hopkins (Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States), John Winant (United States Ambassador in London) which discussed: the organisation and membership of the United Nations; the matter of international trusteeship; post war Germany and civil aviation and transport (T397/3). 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/133 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operation] to WSC informing him of the situation at El Hamma and Gafsa and the position of the allied troops there T398/3. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/134 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC stating that the situation on the Mareth Front [Tunisia] is very confusing adding that it is at a crucial stage T399/3. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/108/135 Same as CHAR 20/102/80 (T400/3). 29 Mar 1943