Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/113

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Date: 13 Jun 1943 - 28 Jun 1943

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CHAR 20/113/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram's T801/3-T900/3. 1943
CHAR 20/113/2 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he has spoken to Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] who is grateful for the aircrafts which have been promised to Australia but adding that his request for some hy bombers cannot be met due to their own needs for this type of aircraft. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/3 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] stating that it had never occurred to him that any important departure in policy should occur without consulting President Roosevelt and adding that he does not understand why the Combined Chiefs of Staff are becoming involved in political matters Initialled. Copy. 12 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/4-5 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing a message he is sending to Marshal Stalin stating that he does not believe that a cross channel attack would be successful at the moment and suggesting that an attack on Italy would draw more Germans away from the Soviet front and asking him for an appraisal of the situation in the Soviet Union and suggesting Scapa Flow as a possible venue for their next meeting. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his decision to replace Lord Linlithgow [Viceroy of India] with Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] and to offer the position of Commander in Chief of India to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] and listing his responsibilities and describing his proposals for the new Command for South East Asia Copy. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/7 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) thanking him for his report and stating that it would be a good idea if he were to visit Britain. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/8 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to WSC thanking him for his messages of congratulation adding that they will spur them all on. 12 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/9-10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message which he has received from Lisbon [Portugal] relating the view of Rua Fransisco de Borja [British Ambassador in Portugal] who has suggested that conversations should be renewed between the British and Portuguese governments and that Portugal should be approached to review their position in the war and those of Sir Ronald Campbell [Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Poland]. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/11 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief Bahamas] to WSC informing him that he cannot accept the Governorship of Bermuda. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/12-13 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and Admiral Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to WSC marked "Most Secret" regarding King George VI's visit to North Africa informing him that the King has just left Algiers and enclosing a draft announcement to be issued by Buckingham Palace giving the reason for the King's visit. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/14 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to General Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army) and Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Personal and Secret" informing them that he is in agreement. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/15-16 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] stating that it had not occurred to him to deviate from the agreed policy without consulting President Roosevelt and that he cannot understand why the Combined Chiefs of Staff are becoming involved in political matters and suggesting that the policy should read that both governments are to be consulted before any important posts are filled. 1943
CHAR 20/113/17 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he will authorise General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre , United States Army] to commence bombing of the San Lorenzo railway junction [Italy] but that no bombs must be permitted to fall on the Vatican City and stating that he will give the Pope his assurance that all measures have been taken to prevent bombs from allied aircrafts from falling on the Vatican City but that he can do little to avoid the axis bombers attacking the Vatican City in order to attribute it to the Allies. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/18 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is in agreement with the proposal that the position of Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister of Algiers) and Robert Murphy (United States Political Representative in Algiers) should remain unchanged in the Husky and post Husky periods [Capture of Sicily] and that in the areas occupied by combined forces the Supreme Commander should consult with both governments before appointing officials in local administration. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/19 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC congratulating him on the recent Allied victories. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/20 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Private and Personal" stating that he is aware of Colonel John Llewellin's [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] speech on the doctrine of Common Citizenship and adding that these ideas need careful handling. Initialled in typescript. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/21 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him for the dates of General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] and King's trip to Australia adding that he would like to ask Marshall's advise on a possible reorganisation of the South East Asia Front Command Initialled. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/22 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he will be arriving in London on 23rd June and that he will be bringing with him his economic adviser E H M Lloyd and Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to Republic of Syria and the Lebanon]. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/23 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) marked "Most Secret" informing him of the alterations made to the draft of the announcement from Buckingham Palace of King George VI's visit to North Africa. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/24 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has had a reply from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] agreeing with their approach towards the Portuguese about Lifebelt [Operations against Portuguese Atlantic Islands] and adding that if the Portuguese agree to their proposal the Union Government will be associated with the assurances of the Portuguese East and West African colonies. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/25 Telegram from John Curtin [Australian Prime Minister] to WSC marked "Most Secret" thanking him for his support of their request for additional aircraft from the United States to build up their R Air F and for all his efforts made on their behalf. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/26 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] is in agreement with their approach to Portugal and that he has therefore sent instructions to the British Ambassador in Portugal [Sir Ronald Campbell] to make an immediate approach to Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister to Portugal]. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/27-28 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing his message to Pope Pius XII which states that the attacks made by the United States in Italy have been limited to military targets and that their bombers have been instructed not to permit any bombs to fall over the Vatican City but adding that there is a possibility that the axis powers will attack the Vatican City in order to place the blame on the Allies and informing him that the Pope's letter to him was not asking him not to bomb Rome but to comment on the places of historic interest and the Holy See. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/29 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] thanking him for his message of congratulations. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/30-31 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that King George VI has approved Field Marshal Archibald Wavell's appointment as Viceroy of India and is offering him the position of Commander in Chief India and relating the responsibilities of this position. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/32 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for agreeing to give additional assistance to the Australian Air Force. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/33 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is doing his best. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/34 Telegram from WSC to General Lion [King George VI] regarding the appointment of General [Sir Claude] Auchinleck as Commander in Chief India and on the details of "Loader's" visit. Carbon typescript. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/35 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to report more fully as they have no news as to the recent events and adding that he is pleased that he will be following the clear instructions which he has been given. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/36-37 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "secret" discussing the position of the Canadian army and the award of medals (the 1939-43 Star). Typescript. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/38 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "secret" discussing the institution of an African star medal to commemorate the close of the African campaign. Typescript. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/39 Telegram from General Lion [King George VI] to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he approves of his proposal regarding General Sir Claude Auchinleck [for the position of Commander in Chief India]. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/40 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) marked "Personal and Secret" stating that communications between them need to be speeded up adding that he is still waiting for a reply from Lady Wavell and from General Sir Claude Auchinleck. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/41 Telegram from WSC to General Lion [King George VI] marked "Most Secret" proposing that if King George VI approves the appointment of the Viscounty an announcement can be made and adding that the proposal seems to be generally welcome. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/42 Copy of CHAR 20/97A/61. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/43 Telegram from Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" informing him that the Ambassador is giving him an account of the incident and apologising to him. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/44 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that according to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] President Roosevelt has stated that he will not be replying to Marshal Stalin's message and adding that he has been reassured that Roosevelt will retain his presidency in the forthcoming election. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/45 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the visit of General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] and King has been postponed by a couple of weeks and that they no longer have definite plans about going and stating that the matter of Tube alloys is now in hand Annotated. Copy. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/46 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Secret" reaffirming that their policy is to ensure that the French forces remain under the control of General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of French National Committee for National Liberation] and that General de Gaulle [Joint Head of French Committee for National Liberation] should remain in the French National Committee. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/47-49 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not trust General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] and listing the reasons why he believes that they should break with him and containing a message which he has sent to Robert Murphy [United States Political Representative in Algiers] outlining the United States policy on the administration of North Africa. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/50 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck to WSC informing him that he accepts the position of Commander in Chief India. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/51 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck marked "Private and Personal" stating that he is delighted at his acceptance and adding that he agrees that he should take over on the 20th June. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/52-53 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that he is not in favour of General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] obtaining control of the French forces in North Africa but adding that he is not in favour of splitting up the Committee and that de Gaulle should be put in a position where he has to either submit to their wishes or resign from the Committee. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/54 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Secret" containing an extract from his message to President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/113/52-53]. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/55 Telegram from WSC to General Lion [King George VI] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that General Sir Claude Auchinleck has accepted [the position of Commander in Chief India] Initials in typescript. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/56 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he will be sending his telegram to Marshal Stalin tomorrow Initials in typescript. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/57 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that his cabinet does not agree with his view that the time is right to break their ties with General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/58 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC thanking him for his telegram and adding that President Roosevelt's message has bestowed upon him the necessary status. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/59 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing his reply to Marshal Stalin which states that he is in agreement with the telegram sent by WSC Copy. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/60 Telegram from Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown, Viceroy of India] to WSC informing him that the country's size and poverty can account for the poor system of communication, adding that he need not fear that there is anything underhand occurring in the operations room. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/61 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating: that Sir Ronald Campbell [Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Portugal] has informed Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] about Lifebelt [Operations against the Portuguese Atlantic Islands]; that he replied that it would receive sympathetic consideration; that Armindo Monteiro [Portuguese Ambassador in London] is friendly towards the alliance and that the events have been more favourable than had been expected and that they will be ready to operate by the end of the month. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/62 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is concerned that they have given no support to New Zealand in their claims to have acted correctly towards the Japanese prisoners and that Britain must let their support for New Zealand be known and asking him if he would prefer it if Britain was the only country to speak in their favour rather then let it be seen that Canada is the only nation to disapprove. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/63-64 Telegram from WSC to Sir Alexander Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding his reply to Marshal Stalin's telegram stating that no apology is needed by them as their activities in the Mediterranean has delayed the German offensive against the Soviet army adding that they did not assist in 1939 and 1940 when they were suffering and suggesting that he should gently warn Stalin of the danger of offending Britain and the United States Initialled. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/65-67 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Joseph Stalin explaining the risks of attempting an invasion of Western Europe too soon, and pointing out how Allied success in Tunisia has affected Axis forces in the whole of the Mediterranean, therefore diverting German supplies from the Russian Front. WSC also asks for Stalin's view of the situation on the Russian Front and urges a meeting with himself and [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/68-72 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope, Lord Hopetown] Viceroy of India) commenting on and listing the responsibilities of the Commander in Chief of India and the reasons why General Sir Claude Auchinleck was chosen and remarking on the poor conduct of the operations of Assam and Arakan [India] and commenting on his proposals for an inter Allied Command on the East Asian Front and reporting on the response to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [as the new Viceroy of India] and General Auchinleck's appointments. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/73-75 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow (Viceroy of India) marked "Personal and Secret" containing a minute from the Chiefs of Staff stating that they are convinced that it is essential on military grounds to establish a separate East Asia Command and that it should be responsible for all operations against Japan and describing the political advantages of this arrangement. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/76-78 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) marked "Most Secret" containing an extract from the Second Report of Defence of India Sub Committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence regarding the question of responsibility for the execution of the plan to meet the contingency of Soviet aggression in Northern Afghanistan stating that the whole campaign must be under the control of the Imperial Government and that a single commander must be appointed wholly separate from the duties of the Commander in Chief India. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/79-81 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his decision regarding the establishment of a new command for East Asia, proposing that an Allied Supreme Commander in Chief be appointed responsible for the operations in Japan in East Asia and suggesting that the position be offered to Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas [Commander in Charge Fighter Command] and listing the positions and duties of the officers which would be under the Supreme Commander and providing the names of the individuals whom he is suggesting would be suitable for these posts. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/82 Telegram from WSC to General Lion [King George VI] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of the favourable response to the appointment of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy of India] and General Sir Claude Auchinleck [as Commander in Chief India]. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/83 Same as CHAR 20/113/82. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/84 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] stating that it should be made clear that their financial relationship will be with the original committee of seven and that this will also apply to the contacts made with the French Committee of National Liberation. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/85 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has sent a message to Pope Pius XII and suggesting that all care is taken to avoid bombing any of the Papal buildings in the City of Rome [Italy] listed in Article 13 of the Lateran Treaty. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/86 Telegram from General Lion [King George VI] to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he presumes that there must be a reason why they have decided to award a Viscountcy rather than a Barony which is the usual practice. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/87 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and Clement Attlee reporting on a meeting he has had with Gray (United States Minister to Eire) in which he was informed of a change in opinion in Eire and of the possibility of using the Eire ports for their own purpose. 18 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/88 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/89-91 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message which he sent to Marshal Stalin [see CHAR 20/113/65-67]. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/92 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" highlighting the position that General de Gaulle will be in if he resigns [as Joint Head] from the French Committee of National Liberation and does not accept a military position under General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 21 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/93 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is reassured that they are in complete agreement regarding the question of control in Africa adding that his recent message was based on the fact that the French Committee of National Liberation has doubled in size and that the majority of its members now appears to be in support of General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/94 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he will be giving instructions to ensure that his suggestion regarding the churches outside the Vatican is observed. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/95 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is very happy with the situation in Portugal and adding that Australia might be interested in purchasing Timor [Indian Ocean, North of Australia] if this matter arose as a means of defending the South West Pacific. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/96 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the recent arrangements made with the French Committee of National Liberation relate only to the seven original members and not to the larger body and stating that he does not believe that the United States will recognise any French National Committee which is dominated by General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] and that Britain would probably follow their lead. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/97-99 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and Anthony Eden [Later lord Avon] marked "Most Secret" informing him of his strategy towards educating the United States public about the lend lease agreement and suggesting that one way in which Britain can win the favour of the United States public is to offer them the use of strategic bases and listing the advantages and disadvantages of this proposal. 21 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/100 Telegram from "Former Naval Person" [WSC] to President Roosevelt expressing pleasure at the news that Cordell Hull [Secretary of State of the United States] might visit Great Britain. Typescript. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/101 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the degree of British and United States control which should be placed upon the newly defeated regions and stating that he is pleased that they are in agreement that Supreme Commander should inform them both which British or United States official he wishes to appoint and suggesting a guideline for this procedure. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/102 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret" stating that it would assist him if he knew the date for Zip [signal for the start of an Allied operation]. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/103-104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has told parliament that they will only deal with the Committee of seven and not with the extended French Committee of National Liberation and discussing how this months payments to the French soldiers can be met. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/105-06 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message he has sent to Marshal Stalin informing him that Britain and the United States will not recognise the French Committee of National Liberation until its character has been established and describing their attitude towards General de Gaulle [Joint Head French Committee of National Liberation] and adding that it would make the situation very difficult if the Soviet Union did not share their concerns. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/107 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and Brigadier General Walter Bedell Smith's [Chief of Staff North African Theatre of Operations] concern over the autocratic nature of President Roosevelt. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/108 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin stating that he is concerned to hear that he is considering supporting the French Committee of National Liberation and informing him that both the United States and Britain have decided not to recognise this committee until its character has been established and informing him of their attitude towards General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/109 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that the solution was devised by Jean Monnet [Commissioner of Arms and Supplies for the French Committee of National Liberation] stating that although it looks as though General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] has been given a private army, he could not finance an army deprived of British funds and stressing that he hopes that he will support this solution and recommend it to President Roosevelt adding that further intervention by Britain and the United States will only cause resentment. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/110 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) stating that he is pleased to have been of some use in the matter. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/111 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that his reply to Marshal Stalin was diplomatic and describing the effects which the change of plan will have on the Soviet Union. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/112 Telegram from WSC to British Ambassador in Portugal [Sir Ronald Campbell] marked "Most Secret" regarding Anthony Eden's [later Lord Avon] visit suggesting that the best means of retaining the secrecy of this trip is for a British cruiser to call at Lisbon for twenty four hours and for the Portuguese authorities to see him on board the vessel. 22 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/113 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has just seen the text of the decree of the French Committee of National Liberation and stating that he does not believe that any action is required from them. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/114 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his telegram to President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/113/113] Initials in typescript. Copy. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/115 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Strictly Personal and Secret" stating that he is shocked to hear of General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander in Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and General Walter Bedell Smith's [Chief of Staff] attitude towards President Roosevelt and adding that he should not encourage these feelings and that the dismissal of Pierre Boisson [Vichy Governor General of West Africa] would be a victory for General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/116 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret" regarding his recent message and noting the number 17 [the date of the attack on the enemy south of Rome, Italy]. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/117-18 Telegram from Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has spoken to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] and that he has accepted the proposals which he had in mind and informing him as to how the news of the appointment of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India to become Viceroy of India] and Auchinleck was received. 24 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/119-20 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has heard that he wishes for a meeting between the United States and the Soviet Union and suggesting that a meeting should take place between all three powers in July or August together with the political Chiefs and the military staff and that this should take place at Scapa Flow adding that enemy propaganda would seize on the fact that Britain had been excluded from this meeting Initials in typescript. Copy. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/121 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees that the Supreme Commander in East Asia should be British but that he does not agree that it should be Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas [Commander in Chief Fighter Command] and adding that he believes that Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] will not be supportive of a Supreme Command for East Asia. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/122 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees with him regarding the agreement of the French Committee and that he hopes that Marshal Stalin will agree with them. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/123 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that it is a mistake for General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] to leave Algiers at the moment to visit as he believes that this will provide General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] with an opportunity to act independently. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/124 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should take note of President Roosevelt's statement that if Pierre Boisson [Vichy Governor General of West Africa] were dismissed then he would send some of his troops to Dakar [Senegal] Initialled. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/125 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees and that he has already asked General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] to postpone his visit until the situation with Pierre Boisson [Vichy Governor General of West Africa] has been resolved. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/126-29 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reciting the different messages he has received from him announcing their plans to launch an Anglo-American invasion of Europe in 1943 adding that he does not understand his reasons for calling off this offensive and highlighting the fact that the Soviet Union have had no voice in this matter despite the fact that this is of great importance to them and suggesting that this is trying the confidence of the Soviet Government in the Allies. 24 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/130 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that the French Committee of National Liberation was always meant to consist of more than seven members and that General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] was a party to the increase in the numbers and that he has made no complaint on this matter and adding that this new committee has not provided General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] with a majority. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/131 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him of a message from President Roosevelt to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of French Committee of National Liberation] is to postpone his visit until the situation with Pierre Boisson [Vichy Governor General of West Africa] has been settled and adding that he would like to be able to comment on the suitability of Boisson's successor and reporting that he has seen Eisenhower's reply to Roosevelt informing him that General Boisboissel has been appointed Commandant of the forces in French West Africa. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/132-33 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why the Anglo American offensive on the continent has had to be postponed. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/134 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC stating that he cannot understand his concern over General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation and the French Committee of National Liberation but that he is prepared to agree to their wishes and delay recognition of the Committee until its nature has been established. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/135 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that the United States Chiefs of Staff have decided to change the name of the operation from Soapsuds to Tidal Waves believing that it is not good for morale to give disparaging titles to acts of courage Initials in typescript. Copy. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/136 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they have assured the Portuguese that if they assist them now, they will guarantee that Portuguese sovereignty is maintained over all the Portuguese colonies and that therefore it would be wise not to approach the subject of the disposal of Timor [Indian Ocean] and Macao [Portugal] adding that they are particularly sensitive about this territory due to the occupation of it by the Allies in 1941 without prior permission. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/137 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that he has heard reports that the decision has been made to issue the 1939-43 star but that he has not seen the conditions for its award and adding that there will be a great feeling of dissatisfaction if individuals are not eligible for this award if they were not occupied in active service from the 2nd March 1943. 26 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/138 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he did not intend to changed the arrangements with Chiang Kai Shek [President of the China] and suggesting that the title may be changed to Commander of South East Asia but adding that all troops whatever their nationality should come under the Supreme Commander and that he should have command of the air force. 28 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/139 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] informing him that the Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) is worried about the inconsistencies of the censorship in Algiers and stating that they do not believe that censorship in North Africa is rigorous enough. 28 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/113/140 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he likes the name Tidalwave [Air attack at oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania] and adding that he hopes that he will see General Jacob Devers [Commander of the United States Forces in the European Theatre] Copy. 28 Jun 1943