Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/117

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Date: 04 Aug 1943 - 07 Sep 1943

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CHAR 20/117/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram's Serial No T1201/3-T1300/3. [Aug] 1943 - [Aug] 1943
CHAR 20/117/2 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his intended movements while in Quebec and suggesting that they should meet on the 11th for a formal British Canadian Conference. 02 Aug 1943 - 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/3-4 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the War Cabinet has considered the proposal to make Rome [Italy] an open City and feels that this will produce bad feeling in Britain and that the rest of the world will believe that they have abandoned their principle of unconditional surrender adding that he believes that in a couple of months Rome [Italy] will be in their possession and informing him that he is under pressure to recognise the French Committee of National Liberation. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/5-6 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his visit to Canada to see Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] and President Roosevelt. Initialled. Annotated. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/7 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the Mackenzie King's [Prime Minister of Canada] proposed alterations to the text. 04 Aug 1943 - 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/8 Telegram from WSC to Malcolm Macdonald (High Commissioner in Canada) marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to inform Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] that he agrees to his proposed amendments to the text, and that the announcement will not be made until the arrival at Abraham [Quebec]. 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/9 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a story told to Sir Ronald Hugh Campbell [British Ambassador in Portugal] by Marquis Dayeta and Italian Counsellor claiming that King Victor Emmanuel III has been preparing a coup d'etat and that Fascism in Italy is now dead and Bolshevism is a very strong force, but that if the Allies bomb Rome [Italy] again there will be a popular rising and the Germans will enter the city and slaughter everybody and that this is the reason why the Italian Government is pretending to continue fighting. 05 Aug 1943 - 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his colleagues agree with his suggested amendments to the paper "The Fall of Mussolini" with the exception of a couple of points which are detailed. 06 Aug 1943 - 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/11 Telegram from WSC to [Richard Casey, Minister of State, Middle East?] Cairo asking him to do his best to help King Peter [Yugoslavia] stating that he believes that he may play a part in liberating and uniting Yugoslavia. 08 Aug 1943 - 08 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/12 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC informing him that he will be arriving in Britain on the 7th August Copy. 05 Aug 1943 - 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/13 Telegram from WSC to Lady Linlithgow [Wife of the Viceroy of India] marked "Private and Personal" stating that she can rely on him to make every effort to ensure that her requests are met and that if necessary he will send his own aircraft. 06 Aug 1943 - 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/14 Telegram from General Jan Smuts to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that there is a change in Europe and that they should alter their strategy to meet this change and informing him that he could visit Britain in September or October Annotated. 05 Aug 1943 - 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/15 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] stating that he should tell his friends on the committee that he will shortly be meeting with President Roosevelt and that he is trying to persuade him to recognise the French Committee of National Liberation, adding that his task will be eased if the Committee continues to remain united. 08 Aug 1943 - 08 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/16 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister for South Africa, Pretoria] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he would be delighted to see him in September and that he will be welcome to stay as long as he wishes as a member of the War Cabinet and commenting on the victories of the U Boats Annotated. 10 Aug 1943 - 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/17-18 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he agrees that the heads of the three governments should meet but that he is unable to leave the front at the moment and suggesting that representatives of each of these nations should meet Annotated. 10 Aug 1943 - 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/19-20 Same as CHAR 20/117/17-18. 10 Aug 1943 - 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/21 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is looking forward to seeing him and asking him what kind of clothes they will need and informing him that he is sending him a draft of the monthly statement regarding U Boats Annotated. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/22-23 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a draft of the monthly statement regarding U Boat warfare. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/24 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that if the current operations in Europe are successful, the Allies will be a more powerful in the Indian Ocean, and informing him that he is in Canada to hold discussions with President Roosevelt regarding the future of the war and reporting on the outcome of the meeting of the Pacific council and adding that the present monsoon conditions are limiting action in the East. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/25 Telegram from Lady Linlithgow [Wife of the Viceroy of India] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" thanking him and stating that she is happy to know that he is interested in their journey home. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/26-27 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has arrived in Canada for talks with President Roosevelt and stating that he is sending him a stereoscopic machine with some photograph slides of the effects of their bombing campaign on German cities and commenting on the successes of the U Boat war. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/28-29 Same as CHAR 20/117/26-27. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/30 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret|" informing him that Anthony Eden [Lord Avon] has suggested that the British Tangier Representative should reply to Pietro Badoglio's Emmisary, Berio stating that Britain will only accept unconditional surrender and remind them that Italy will be given a respected place in the new Europe and that the Italian prisoners of war taken in Tunisia and Sicily will be released. Copy. 12 Aug 1943 - 12 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/31 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the following is the text referred to in his recent message. 12 Aug 1943 - 12 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/32 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the following is the reply referred to in his recent message. 12 Aug 1943 - 12 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/33 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that CSC is so exhausted that she should stay there for the next few days, but adding that he and Mary will arrive as planned. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/34 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC informing him that he gave his message to his friends on the French Committee of National Liberation and that General Alphonse Georges [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] placed great importance in recognition being given believing that it would also give the Committee confidence and help it to unite but that General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French National Committee of National Liberation] was worried that the formula for recognition may restrict the committee's authority. 11 Aug 1943 - 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/35 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC reporting on General Georges Catroux's [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] and Jean Monnet's [Commissioner of Arms and Supplies for the French Committee of National Liberation] reaction to his message on the French Committee of National Liberation. 12 Aug 1943 - 12 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/36 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a speech made by Fadden, leader of the opposition in which he accused him of wanting to reduce the forces and the time allowed for their training in September 1941 and is asking his permission to quote from some of his correspondence in order to construct his defence. 13 Aug 1943 - 13 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/37-38 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC containing his proposed statement to the press in reply to Fadden's [Leader of the opposition) charges accusing him of various acts of outrageous conduct. 13 Aug 1943 - 13 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/39 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is distressed to learn of in the press on the large numbers of German's escaping across the Messina straits and asking him what he is doing to prevent this from happening. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/40-41 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he is equally distressed to hear of the this situation but adding that the area in question is only two miles wide and therefore the trip across is only five minutes long and informing him of the ways in which they are trying to prevent the Germans from escaping from this route. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/42 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he cannot agree to the publication of part of their wartime correspondence. 16 Aug 1943 - 16 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/43 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that he hopes that he realises that he is liable to cross examination in the House of Commons for his declarations to the Italian people and that this includes statements issued in his name even if he has not seen them. 16 Aug 1943 - 16 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/44 Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to President Roosevelt informing him of the arrangements made on his arrival at Quebec. 16 Aug 1943 - 16 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/45 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that he is delighted with the arrangements Copy. 16 Aug 1943 - 16 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/46-47 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee containing correspondence between him and President Roosevelt regarding the unconditional surrender of Italy and of their willingness to fight the Germans and commenting on the services which the Italian people could provide Annotated. 16 Aug 1943 - 16 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/48 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee containing a telegram from the British Charges d'Affairs in Washington informing him of President Roosevelt's reaction to his message and that he agrees with his suggestion and that he feels that the question of sending a British and United States Staff officer from General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] staff can wait until he arrives in Quebec. Annotated. 17 Aug 1943 - 17 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/49-50 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the invasion of Sicily; the condition of the Island; the number of forces present and the number of prisoners taken. Annotated. 17 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/51 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that the last German soldier left the Sicily today and that the Island is now in their hands. Annotated. 17 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/52 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he will comply with his wishes and not refer to any of the material which he mentioned in his recent message Annotated. 18 Aug 1943 - 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/53 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing his statement to the defending himself against the accusations made by Fadden [Leader of the opposition] in which he states that due to an understanding with the British Government he cannot quote or discuss the correspondence referred to by Fadden Annotated. 18 Aug 1943 - 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/54 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Private" congratulating him on this achievement and stating that he will shortly send a message to his troops and adding that their greatest fear now is that the Germans will enter Rome [Italy] and establish a Fascist Government or that anarchy will break out and commenting that he should do anything that will help to speed up the date of Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] Annotated. 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/55-57 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting that: they have had a firm offer from Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] of Italy's willingness to surrender unconditionally, provided that she could join the Allies in their fight against Germany; that he is not prepared to bargain with them yet; that they are planning an invasion for the end of the month; that they have drawn up a draft of their conditions in case of an emergency request; that they have met with the Portuguese to discuss the possibility of access to their air and naval facilities and that Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] has granted permission to the use of Lifebelt [Operations against Portuguese Atlantic Islands] by the British. 19 Aug 1943 - 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/58 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the meanings of the code words used in his last telegram and informing him that he is sending him the instructions sent to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army]. 19 Aug 1943 - 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/59-61 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing correspondence between President Roosevelt and WSC and Marshal Stalin regarding the presence of Marshal Stalin at a meeting to discuss the future of the war. 19 Aug 1943 - 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/62-63 Telegram from King George II of Greece to WSC stating that he has told his people that after their liberation they may decide upon the nature of the new government, but that he is now faced with the arrival of various Guerilla bands and that there have been calls for him to return only after a plebiscite and that he is now worried that events in Greece will have wider implications and is asking him for his advise. 19 Aug 1943 - 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/64 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is obliged to him. 20 Aug 1943 - 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/65 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Private" stating that everything is being done to allow Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] to be launched at the earliest possible date. 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/66 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC and Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the letter from King George II of Greece, stating that they have very good reason to stand by him in this crisis, and that they should advise against a plebiscite or general election as this may lead to civil strife, that the King should return to his country in the hope of increasing his support and that they should make it clear that they intend to maintain order until they are in a position of self determination. 20 Aug 1943 - 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/67 Telegram from WSC to Sir Ronald Campbell [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the United States] stating that they are trying to persuade Marshal Stalin to join them in a meeting of the three main powers but that if he is unable to come then they will have to arrange a meeting of representatives. 18 Aug 1943 - 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/68 Telegram from WSC to King George II of Greece informing him that he believes that the best course of action for him to take would be to adhere to the policy outlined in his declaration on 4th July and that he should not make any further speeches regarding his position after the war, but that whatever he decides the British Government will support him Annotated. 23 Aug 1943 - 23 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/69 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) informing him that they have set up a South East Asia Command and stating that he has decided to suggest Lord Louis Mountbatten for this post (Chief of Combined Operations) and commenting on his suitability and that he will be submitting his name to King George VI. 24 Aug 1943 - 24 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/70 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia), Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that the South East Asia Command has been established and that he is proposing the Lord Louis Mountbatten (Chief of Combined Operations) should command it, and commenting on his suitability. 24 Aug 1943 - 24 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/71 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he has arranged with General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Forces] and Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] to appoint an officer of General's rank as liaison officer at General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] headquarters and congratulating him on his success in the Australian general election. 25 Aug 1943 - 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/72-73 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt and WSC informing them that he does not believe that he is being kept adequately informed about their discussions with the Italian authorities and stating that he believes that the time is right to establish a military commission of representatives of the three nations, adding that the Soviet Union has always been a passive third observer. 25 Aug 1943 - 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/74-75 Telegram from WSC and President Roosevelt to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that a command unit separate to the one in India has been established under the control of Lord Louis Mountbatten and reporting on some of the decisions made during the Quebec conference which relate to his theatre of the war, regarding transportation and communications and detailing the plans for an attack from Assam [India] into Burma. 03 Sep 1943 - 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/76-77 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC and President Roosevelt stating that he understands the need for a meeting between them but that at the moment it is impossible for him to leave his country, and as such is in favour of a meeting of their representatives and adding that he has no objections to the conditions given to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] regarding the terms of the armistice with the Italian People and that he believes that the time has come for the establishment of a military political commission. 25 Aug 1943 - 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/78 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) reporting on the discussions at the Quebec conference regarding the decisions made about the recognition of the French National Committee and stating that he believes that the United States has come a long way to meet their requests and suggesting that he should tell his friends on the committee to accept the United States declaration. 25 Aug 1943 - 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/79 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Secret Private and Confidential" informing him that General John Whiteley [Eisenhower's Deputy Chief of Staff] has related the details of operations Baytown [Eighth Army crossing of Straits of Messina, Italy/Sicily] and Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] and asking him to clarify a few of his comments regarding the landing of men and of the numbers sent. Annotated. 26 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/80-81 Telegram from WSC to Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External affairs] marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the result of a meeting with A S Drakeford (Australian Minister for Air) informing him of Britain's intention to send them two RAF squadrons of spitfires, giving the details of their arrival but adding that due to a shortage of manpower they will not be able to send them any ground personnel. 25 Aug 1943 - 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/82 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he would like to arrive in Washington on the 1st September instead of on the 30th August in order to allow himself more time to rest. 26 Aug 1943 - 26 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/83-86 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on the situation in the Middle East in general, stating that: the principle military concern at the moment is the planning of Accolade [Planned Operations in the Aegean], that there is a crisis in Greece with the emergence of guerilla leaders and commenting on the situation in Persia [Iran] and Syria and of the situation with the crops. 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/87 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that the 1st of September is fine and adding that he hopes that he and his wife are getting a good rest. 27 Aug 1943 - 27 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/88 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the first reactions to the recognition of the French National Committee have been favourable and that he doubts whether there will be any relapse unless the British or United States press leads them astray and noting that the committee is now settling down to some important work. 27 Aug 1943 - 27 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/89 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) stating that he fully agrees his comments regarding George II of Greece and informing him of the ways in which they have offered the King their support. 28 Aug 1943 - 28 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/90-91 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes the General Stalin's proposal should be accepted in principle and containing a message from him to President Roosevelt suggesting that they agree to Marshal Stalin's request for a second meeting and for the establishment of a Commission, and containing a draft of a message to Marshal Stalin, adding that he does not believe that Sicily is the best place for the Commission to meet and that he would like to know the Cabinet's opinion on this matter. 27 Aug 1943 - 27 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/92 Telegram from General Henri Giraud and General de Gaulle [Joint Heads of the French Committee of National Liberation] to WSC stating that they are pleased to hear that the British Government has recognised the French Committee of National Liberation. 29 Aug 1943 - 29 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/93 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee containing a message from President Roosevelt informing him that he is sending his suggested message to Marshal Stalin, and noting that he had also thought of sending him an interim message. 30 Aug 1943 - 30 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/94 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him if he would object to a representative of the French Committee of National Liberation sitting on the Commission, adding that they have a great deal of interest in this and that it would bring them into the limelight. 30 Aug 1943 - 30 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/95 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) stating that he was interested in his report and commenting that on the whole things were going well. 31 Aug 1943 - 31 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/96 Telegram from WSC to King George II of Greece stating that he hopes that his health has improved as they are all looking forward to his return to Greece and the remain there until the will of the people expresses otherwise Annotated. 31 Aug 1943 - 31 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/97 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret" thanking him for his letter of congratulations at his success in the general election and stating that he agrees with his proposal to appoint a General as Liaison Officer at General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] but that this will not interfere with the policies and machinery laid down by Dr Herbert Evatt (Australian Minister for External Affairs) Annotated. 31 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/98 Telegram from General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he cannot understand the tardiness of the operations in the Mediterranean and commenting that the performance of the land forces could be improved to reach the high standard of the Soviet land forces, suggesting that if the Soviet Union is seen to have won the war, that this may result in giving them a strong post war position or that a stalemate may occur between Germany and the Soviet Union and that Germany may persuade them to reach a compromise Annotated. 31 Aug 1943 - 31 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/117/99 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC stating that he is in favour of their being a representative of the French Committee of National Liberation on the commission for negotiations with Italy. 01 Sep 1943 - 01 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/100 Telegram from WSC to Eleanor Roosevelt marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is delighted to hear that she has arrived safely in New Zealand and hoping that her visit will do some good and adding that he and CSC are on their way to the White House Annotated. 02 Sep 1943 - 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/101 Telegram from WSC to Ronald Hibbert Cross (High Commissioner in Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that no troops will be available until after the war in Europe is over and that they will then be sent to the counteract the Japanese forces in the north and west of Australia Annotated. 02 Sep 1943 - 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/102 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has received an interim reply from his headquarters but that he was hoping to hear from him personally Annotated. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/103-04 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing a telegram to Marshal Stalin which he and President Roosevelt believe should be sent which reports on the situation in Italy, commenting on their military plans and stating that they believe that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should arrange for the settlement with the Italian people, and asking him if this armistice can also be made in the name of the Soviet Union as well as Britain and the United States Signatures in typescript. 02 Sep 1943 - 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/105 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" noting the word Zip [signal used to denote the start of an Allied offensive] Annotated. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/106 Telegram from Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] to WSC thanking him for arranging to send them two RAF squadrons and asking if they can be sent the latest tropicalised Spitfire. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/107 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC reaffirming, on the anniversary of the beginning of the war, their pledge to continue to fight and thanking him for the confidence and trust which he has placed in them. 02 Sep 1943 - 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/108-09 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC expressing his admiration for Britain's courage, on the anniversary of the beginning of the second world war. 02 Sep 1943 - 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/110-11 Telegram from General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" expressing his dissatisfaction with the Quebec Conference war plan, stating that they are capable of doing much more and commenting on the way in which he sees the plan and adding that it does not compare favourably with the Soviet Union's great campaign and setting out his own proposals for future plans of attack. 03 Sep 1943 - 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/112 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the landings went well and that the Canadians have captured Reggio [Italy] and the discussions for reaching an armistice are going well. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/113 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the short armistice terms were signed that afternoon between General Walter Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff North African Theatre of Operations] representing General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and General Guiseppe Castellano [Aide to the Italian Chiefs of Staff] representing Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy]. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/114 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the short armistice terms were signed today and that he does not intend to inform the French adding that he trusts that this will be kept a secret until after Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno]. 03 Sep 1943 - 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/115 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" asking him for information about the preparations for and welcome given to Eleanor Roosevelt on her visit. 03 Sep 1943 - 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/116 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Chek [President of China] thanking him for his message on the anniversary of the beginning of the second world war and stating that they are looking forwards with more confidence. 03 Sep 1943 - 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/117 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him of the arrangements made for Eleanor Roosevelt's visit and reporting on the reception she has received from the Australian people. 04 Sep 1943 - 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/118 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and asking him to continue keeping him informed. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/119 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that after eight months service Air Officer Commander in Chief Sir Sholto Douglas [Commander in Chief Fighter Command] is keen to undertake a more active role. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/120 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his offer to send two additional RAF squadrons to Australia. 04 Sep 1943 - 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/121-22 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the invasion of Italy has begun and commenting on the situation in the Mediterranean and informing him of their preparations for Overlord [Plan for the liberation of France], of the shipping over of United States troops and commenting on the efforts of the Soviet Union, noting that he believes that they will be the greatest land power in the world after the war, and informing him of their efforts in the Pacific theatre. 05 Sep 1943 - 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/123 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir James Somerville [Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he read with pleasure his letter to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Chief of Combined Operations]. 05 Sep 1943 - 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/124-25 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC and President Roosevelt stating that he is pleased to see that Lord Louis Mountbatten is to be appointed Commander in Chief of South East Asia and commenting on his concern for their plans to capture Upper Burma, warning them that they will have difficulties in cutting the enemy's supply line. 08 Sep 1943 - 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/126-27 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin concerning the establishment of a commission and commenting on its constitution and scope, regarding its location and membership. 08 Sep 1943 - 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/128 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that the short terms of the armistice were signed yesterday and stating that they are now trying to discover the best way of involving them in the battle against Germany and adding that operation Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] is imminent. 05 Sep 1943 - 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/129-30 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin stating that he was glad to hear that he had agreed to the meeting of the Soviet Union, United States and British representatives, but adding that they will still need to meet, and informing him that he would send along General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] as his representative and that if he wished to go into more technical detail then he would welcome a separate technical mission and adding that he believes that Britain would be a convenient location for this meeting as it is mid way and that he hopes that the meeting will take place by early October. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/131 Telegram from WSC to Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief of Malta] containing a letter to Lieutenant Franklin Roosevelt Junior (Malta) informing him that his brother suggests that he should contact Wing Commander Warburton (Officer Commanding P R Sqadron ) while he is there as he is a close friend of his and asking Gort to be welcoming and kind to Lieutenant Roosevelt Annotated. 06 Sep 1943 - 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/132 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that there will be no change in the existing machinery and that he shall simply have a constant channel of communication with General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] and adding that he will be staying on this side of the Atlantic waiting on Italian developments which may require a quick decision Annotated. 06 Sep 1943 - 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/133 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and commenting that everyone in Britain is aware of the great part New Zealand has played in the war Annotated. 06 Sep 1943 - 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/134 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the progress of the invasion of Italy and commenting on the position and morale of the Allied Divisions. 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/135 Telegram from King George II of Greece to WSC thanking him for his recent correspondence and broadcast and stating that his people are looking forward to the day when Britain will come and liberate them Annotated. 06 Sep 1943 - 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/136 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Private" asking him what the move of airborne divisions involves and for the details of the arrangements made to move the Allied armies into Italy and informing him that he is staying with President Roosevelt to judge the results of Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] but that he will visit him in October Annotated. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/137 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to give him his Zip [codeword used to denote the start of an Allied operation] for Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno]. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/138 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that the messages from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] indicate that the Italians believe that the German's will resort to gas warfare if they withdraw from the Axis and that he and President Roosevelt have agreed that Eisenhower should send a message warning Germany against taking this kind of retaliatory action adding that due to the urgency of the matter there was no time to consult with him but that he is sure that he would have agreed. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/117/139 Telegram from Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief of Malta) to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he has passed on his message to Lieutenant Franklin Roosevelt and stating that he has attended a show with him in aid of the Malta Relief Fund. 07 Sep 1943 - 07 Sep 1943