Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/116

Part of: CHAR 20
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Date: 26 Jul 1943 - 04 Aug 1943

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CHAR 20/116/1 Folder marked Prime Minister's Personal Telegram's Serial No's T1101/3-T1200/3. Jul 1943 - Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/2-3 Telegram from WSC to Malcolm MacDonald (High Commissioner of Canada) marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing messages from him to President Roosevelt regarding the recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/4 Telegram from WSC to Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson (British Ambassador in Cairo, Egypt) marked "Personal and Private" informing him that Sir Ramaswani Mudaliar is leaving England today to take up his post in India as Supply Member of the Viceroy's Council and asking him to show him kindness on his way through Cairo and to arrange for him to meet the Commander in Chief Copy. 24 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/5 Telegram from WSC to Lord Harlech (High Commissioner of South Africa) informing him that his telegram regarding Palestine exactly expresses his personal view and that he will be giving it a special circulation around the cabinet. 24 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/6-7 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why he cannot look in favour at the attendance of the Canadian Staff Officers at the Plenary meetings of the Combined Chiefs of Staff at the Quebec Conference, arguing that others will also want to attend and adding that he would rather hold the meeting elsewhere than have to face the problems that hosting it in Canada will incur. 24 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/8 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has sent a message to all non government members of the Advisory War Council that telegrams should not be publicly quoted or referred to in any way. 24 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/9-10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the arrangements for the Quebec conference in August and informing him of the dates of his arrival and stating that he supports his decision and that he is sending a message to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) backing up his position. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/11 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" advising him to beware of imitations on his visit to Moscow [Soviet Union] Annotated. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/12 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) stating that he understands President Roosevelt's concern that if the Canadian Chiefs of Staff attend the plenary meetings at the conference then other nations will also insist on being present which would affect the efficiency of the meeting and suggesting that the Canadian and British Chiefs of Staff should confer separately but that the British alone should meet with the United States. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/13 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that his report of the torpedoing of one Norwegian and one United States ship in convoy is not correct as the Canadian Naval authorities have no record of such an occurrence but noted that a United States cargo ship and a Norwegian tanker were sunk. 24 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/14-15 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his message to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada. See CHAR 20/115/12] Initialled. Annotated. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that in his previous telegram he was referring to yourself Initialled. Annotated. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/17 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is obliged to him. 25 Jul 1943 - 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/18 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Private" asking him to inform him of any adverse reactions to General Sir Harold Alexander's [Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] comments on the efficiency of United States and Canadian troops. 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/19 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to inform him of the losses of the landing craft during the first fortnight of the operations. 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/20 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the changes in Italy probably indicate peace proposals and suggesting should consult to ensure that joint action is taken. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/21 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing a message which he has sent to President Roosevelt informing him that he is not pressing for the presence of the Canadian Chiefs of Staff at the meetings. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/22 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the news from Italy and stating that they must be sure of the use of all Italian territory and airfields and that they should press for unconditional surrender and that the head of Italy and his chief advisors should be surrendered to them. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/23 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" inviting him and his wife and daughter Mary to stay with them at Hyde Park on their arrival in the United States. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/24 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him and stating that he is sure that everything will work out well. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/25 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most Secret, Personal and Private" regarding the recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation and stating that if the United States continues to be reluctant, then the matter will have to be discussed at Quadrant [First Quebec Conference]. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/26-28 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" containing a memo distributed to the cabinet by WSC on his thoughts on the fall of Benito Mussolini stating that if Italy surrenders: they must ensure that the Allies command all Italian territory and airfields; that the Italian fleet is surrendered and the air and ground forces demobilised, that all British prisoners of war in Italian hands should be released and suggesting that an air attack should then be launched on Germany and that the fate of Benito Mussolini should be decided upon now. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/29 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algeria) to WSC informing him that so far he hasn't been able to find out anything. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/30 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algeria) to WSC marked "Secret" reporting on the opinions of General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and three British Commanders of what action should be taken regarding the possible surrender of Italy and recommending the broadcasting of a message to the Italian people urging them not to co-operate with the German forces. 26 Jul 1943 - 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/31 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has arranged for the tube alloys, and suggesting that unless there is a key figure in the United States working on this project that someone is sent over there to be fully instructed on the progress Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/32 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him when the officers are likely to arrive in Canada for Quadrant [First Quebec Conference] Signature in typescript. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/33 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minster Resident in Algiers) marked "Secret" agreeing to the message to the Italian People in the form provided which states that they are coming to Italy as liberators and that they can achieve immediate peace but that they must stop any assistance to the German forces Copy. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/34-37 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] containing his message to President Roosevelt. See CHAR 20/116/26-28. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/38-41 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] containing his message to President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/116/26-28] Annotated. 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/42 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Joint United States Chiefs of Staff have approved the statement to the Italian People [see CHAR 20/116/33]. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/43-44 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC stating that his thoughts on the action to be taken regarding the possibly surrender on the Italy seem to echo his, adding that the Italians are tired of war and want peace and adding that the Combined Chiefs of Staff are keen to rush the preparations for Avalanche [The Invasion of Italy at Salerno]. 27 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not agree that all Italian prisoners should be released and proposing that those captured in Tunis and Sicily are traded against the release of the Allied prisoners and suggesting how the message relating this condition should be phrased. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/46 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that his recent telegram is superseded by his telegram to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] Copy. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/47 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that he agrees with his terms for armistice and that the liberation of Allied prisoners must be provided for. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/48-50 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] containing correspondence between himself and President Roosevelt regarding a message to the Italian people [see CHAR 20/116/42 and CHAR 20/116/45 ]. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/51-52 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the numbers and arrival time of his party for the Quebec conference and stating that the strictest security precautions are being taken. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/53 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that he is looking forward to sharing quarters with him during the conference Copy. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/54 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the plans for his visit to Canada and informing him when he will be able to spend the night of the 10th August with him Copy. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/55 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not wish any publicity of propaganda regarding the release of the prisoners in Sicily as it will only confuse the larger issues. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/56 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC informing him that he is going to stay with Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] for a few days. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/57 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada), John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia), Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) informing them that he is sending then his recent telegram approved by the War Cabinet. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/58-59 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada), John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia), Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) containing a note from the War Cabinet on his thoughts on the fall of Italy [see CHAR 20/116/34-37]. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/60 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC stating that he is happy to include his paragraph in the message to the Italian people adding that there is some delay in communication with Washington and is asking him to inform them if the authority has been given to broadcast the speech. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/61 Telegram from the Treasurer of Gray's Inn to President Roosevelt stating that they remember with pleasure his visit in 1918 and that speech which he gave and send him their regards. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/62 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has just received a message from President Roosevelt informing him that he has given his authorisation for the announcement to the people of Italy with the inclusion of his amendment regarding the return of Allied prisoners which he claims is an essential condition. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/63 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating the importance of the battle ahead of him and that this is a decisive moment in the war Initialled. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/64 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has authorised General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to make the announcement to the Italian People including his paragraph referring to their return to normal life. 28 Jul 1943 - 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/65-66 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not believe that a message should be broadcast to the Italian people discussing armistice terms until they are approached by a responsible Italian government adding that although they like his draft terms, they need greater precision and need to include civil as well as military terms. 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/67-68 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has told General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] of their permission to broadcast the message [to the Italian people] and stating that he has sent a telegram to the King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, emphasising their keen interest in this matter, adding that if the Italian authorities allow the Allied prisoners to be taken by the German's then, any negotiations with that government would be met with public disapproval and commenting on his views regarding the broadcasting of the armistice terms and on the terms themselves. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/69 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) telling him to take all the time he needs. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/70 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the losses to Allied vessels so far in the capture of Sicily [Operation Husky]. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/71 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is pleased that Australia will be participating in the Africa Star and the 1939-43 star adding that he does not feel that the time is right to introduce a Pacific Star, but that he will consider the suggestion at a more appropriate time. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/72-73 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC stating that he believes that he should be given a general directive regarding the matter of the armistice terms, in case the agreement needs to be arranged in haste. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should not broadcast details regarding possible armistice terms, but that he feels that Eisenhower should be able to state the conditions if asked by the Italian government and suggesting that he authorises Eisenhower to used the announcement proposed with one omission. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/75 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is grateful for his news and that he will be sending over Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] the Lord President of the Council, and that he will meet him in Canada on August 10th. Jul 1943 - Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/76-77 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should be given the precise terms for the armistice and detailing a few amendments which he would like to be added to the existing draft. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/78-80 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] enclosing a letter from him to President Roosevelt regarding the precise terms for the armistice. See CHAR 20/116/76-77. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/81 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algier) to WSC marked "Most Secret" commenting on the alternatives which he believes General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] sees the Italians have and informing him of Eisenhower's wish to have a directive on the terms of the armistice. 29 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/82-83 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algier) informing him of the War Cabinet's belief that broadcasts regarding the terms of the armistice should not be made until the Italian Government has approached them on this matter. 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/84 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a report from the Admiralty regarding the attack on U Boats in the Bay of Biscay. Jul 1943 - Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/85-87 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing CHAR 20/116/34-37. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/88-89 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he believes that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should have the precise terms of the armistice and is enclosing details of what these conditions should be and stating that if these terms are acceptable to him he will send them to Eisenhower. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/90 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of the individuals who will be accompanying him Copy. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/91 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that there is a group of people there, willing to cause trouble if a deal is made with the House of Savoy or Badoglio Signature in typescript. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/92 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that they did well in the Bay of Biscay and that they got one too off Recife, Brazil but that Lifebelt [Operations against Portuguese Atlantic Islands] is still necessary. 30 Jul 1943 - 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/93 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is in agreement with the amendments made [to the terms of the armistice with Italy]. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/94 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" reporting on the recent U boat sinkings and stating that a total of 85 have been sunk in 91 days. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/95 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should be authorised to prescribe the terms already set out and commenting that he would like the Instrument of Surrender re-examined and exclaiming his surprise at their lack of reference to it. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/96 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that once the Facsits have been removed from Italy he will deal with any Italian authority, adding that he would deprecate any announcement about self determination. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/97 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] containing his answer to President Roosevelt stating that he believes that he has full authority to act if an emergency request is made for an armistice. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/98 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] containing CHAR 20/116/95. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/99 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" suggesting that an alteration should be made to the text stating that he believes that the omission of "Nazi Germany" may lead to misunderstanding, and explaining why this may be the case. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/100 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC stating that everything is ready and that he will send him the details of the code word when the operation begins. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/101 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he does not think that he needs to be worried about General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and that if they can blame the continued bombing on Badoglio and the King, Victor Emmanuel III, then they will receive additional pressure from their people. 31 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/116/102 Telegram from Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that he has arrived back in Australia and asking him to let him know if he can help him along the lines discussed Copy. 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/103 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees Copy. 01 Aug 1943 - 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/104 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to speak to Anthony Eden [Lord Avon] concerning a message from Cordell Hull (Secretary of State, United States) to John Gilbert Winant [United States Ambassador in London] regarding Soviet interest in their attitude towards Italy Copy. 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/105 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to comment on the communique to be issued upon the arrival of the Quadrant party [First Quebec Conference] and stating that he has not mentioned that the conference will be at Abraham [Quebec] and containing the communique reporting on his visit to Canada and detailing the members of his party Copy. 01 Aug 1943 - 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/106-107 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to comment on the communique to be issued upon the arrival of the Quadrant party [First Quebec Conference] and stating that he has not mentioned that the conference will be at Abraham [Quebec] and containing the communique reporting on his visit to Canada and detailing the members of his party. Copy. 01 Aug 1943 - 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/108 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has authorised General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to declare the conditions of an armistice if an emergency request is made to him and stating that the Instrument of Surrender is being looked at by the Combined Chiefs of Staff and the Department of State. Typescript. 01 Aug 1943 - 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/109 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that recent Eighth Army operations has developed into heavy fighting and stating that he believes that Zip [signal used to denote the start of an Allied operation] has now started. 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/110 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him Copy. 02 Aug 1943 - 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/111 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" wishing him luck with operation Zip [signal used to denote the start of an Allied operation] and stating that he will be able to report on any activity in the House of Commons if the information reaches him by the 3rd August. 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/112 Telegram from WSC to Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he hopes to be able to report to him soon. 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/113 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked Personal and Secret" stating that he should make it clear to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] that they are embarrassed by the constant declarations made by his propaganda team, providing him with a couple of examples and informing him that he is contacting President Roosevelt to establish that no further proclamations are issued from Allied Force Headquarters without their joint prior approval. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/114-115 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that some of the proclamations issued by Allied Force Headquarters have been a cause of embarrassment, noting that a statement yesterday claimed that due to a lull the German forces have been able to restore their position adding that he would be grateful if President Roosevelt agreed that no pronouncements should be issued without their joint prior agreement. Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/116 Telegram from Malcolm Macdonald (Australian High Commissioner) to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that Mackenzie King has seen his telegram and informing him of his suggested alterations and of Mackenzie King's decision to meet him when he arrives at Abraham [Quebec]. 02 Aug 1943 - 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/117 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the war office feel that the time for negotiating about Rome [Italy] being an open city has passed and, believing that this may encourage the Italians to try for the neutralisation of the whole of Italy. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/118 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the situation regarding the French Committee of National Liberation seems to have improved among the tumult of the Italian campaign and that he has therefore instructed that modifications be made to the formula and asking him his opinion on this. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/119-20 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a redraft of the the formula for the recognition of the French National Committee of Liberation. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/121 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the offensive, of the successes of the Canadian and United States troops and of the British Divisions and informing him that he saw Randolph Churchill recently, in Tunis, and that he looked well. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/122 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is not in favour of using the Instrument of Surrender, as he believes that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] will be tied to something which may not be ideal and that he should be able to act to meet situations as they occur. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/123 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he approves of his statement regarding the announcement of Quadrant [First Quebec Conference. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/124 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he would appreciate a similar report tomorrow and that he is proposing to make his statement then. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/125 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that it would be unwise to interfere with General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] military plans to bomb the marshalling yards and airfields in Rome [Italy] today, but that further raids should not be dependant on the outcome of the efforts of the Vatican. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/126 Telegram from WSC to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley](Lord President of the Council) marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that King George VI was unhappy that he had left the country and made provisions for this absence without consulting him and explaining that he told the King that this was due to the haste of the departure and advising him to send a telegram to the King expressing regret. Initials in typescript. Copy. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/127 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] stating that he attaches importance to Fitzroy Maclean [Conservative MP for Lancaster] having full command that he is not to be a political adviser but to be the effective head of the Mission. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/128 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) informing him that the statement used by the United National Radio Algiers was not issued by General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] but was subsequently attributed to him by the press and stating that a message has been sent noting that Eisenhower's name cannot be used without authorisation. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/129 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he feels that they would be in a very difficult position if they were to turn down Rome's [Italy] wish to be an open city and informing him that he has received the proposed conditions and approves in principle, but adding that they must inspect the terms very carefully to ensure that they will be acceptable to Italy. 03 Aug 1943 - 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/130-31 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is delighted with his success at the polls and inviting him to Britain and to a place in the War Cabinet. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/132 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has not yet seen the proposals and stating that he does not believe that Rome [Italy] should be declared an open city, believing piecemeal neutralization to be very dangerous and adding that he believes that this will cause a serious reaction in Britain and is therefore asking not to be committed until he has seen the conditions. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/133 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they have already received the proposed terms but that he has not had a chance to look and them and put them to the War Cabinet. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/134 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] stating that he would be welcome to visit in September. 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/135 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) stating that there has been mismanagement and that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] is foolish to allow irresponsible agencies to use his name and that action should be taken to stop this from reoccurring. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/136 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he hopes that no action will be taken regarding the recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation until they have had a chance to discuss it together. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/137 Telegram from Commander of the 15th Army Group to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] is at the front with General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] and reporting on the progress of operation Zip [signal used to denote the start of an Allied operation]. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/116/138 Telegram from Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Lord President of the Council] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has sent a message to King George VI and stating that he hopes to have something ready for him by the beginning of the week. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943