Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/120

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Date: 04 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943

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CHAR 20/120/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T1501/3-T1600/3. [Oct] 1943 - [Oct] 1943
CHAR 20/120/2 Telegram from Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief] to WSC informing him that they are exerting a maximum effort against the enemy in Greece. 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/3 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC informing him that they are already using all their available air power on this project. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/4 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they greatly regret the outcome of their representations and asking him if it would help matters if they discussed this subject with the United States. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/5 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of his reaction towards his security proposals for the meeting [in Teheran]. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/6 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) informing him that Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] has left for India and adding that he is anxious that he should not be burdened with social duties and that he should spend as much time as possible with his staff. 04 Oct 1943 - 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/7 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has had a long conversation with General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and stating that he has established his headquarters at Bari [Italy] Copy. 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/8 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that now Marshal Stalin has agreed to join them in their Italian declaration, he feels that the Italians should be made to wage war on Germany as soon as possible. 04 Oct 1943 - 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/9-10 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a suggested message to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] stating that there does not appear to be any conflict between the Military Political Commission and the Control Commission set up by the Italian long term surrender and explaining why. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/11 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the press' interest in General George Marshall [United States Chief of Staff] has died down and stating that he does not believe that they should alter their policy regarding the announcement of personnel believing that this will result in the press running the war, and adding that he hopes that he does not feel that they should issue their announcement regarding Marshall yet. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/12 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message from Marshal Stalin stating that he has no objection to the long term surrender being kept a secret for the immediate future. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/13 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of an article in the Washington Post claiming that the Soviet Union had rejected a proposal for the meeting of the three government representatives to meet in London and adding that this was released a few hours before he had received Marshal Stalin's reply and had appeared under a London date line and that therefore there must be a leak in London. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/14 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he thinks his idea of luring Marshal Stalin to the Mediterranean with the promise of the use of a ship, is brilliant Annotated. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/15 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] to WSC informing him that he is making his plans in accordance with his recent message. 04 Oct 1943 - 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/16 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that they have advanced a long way but that this has put a great strain on his administration and stating that they will have to halt for a while to get the administration back in order, but that he will use light forces, in the meantime, in strategic areas to retain the initiative and gain ground. 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/17 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that: he can wait for the announcement regarding General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army]; that it will be advantageous to publish the agreed declaration by the Italian Government as soon as Italy has declared war on Germany; that he will immediately enquire into the leakage; that he has not persisted in trying to entice Marshal Stalin with the ship idea and informing him of a change in his plans. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/18 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/119/9 and Marshal Stalin's reply see CHAR 20/120/5. 05 Oct 1943 - 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/19-20 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: why he has not reported the measures he is taking to protect the forces at Kos [Greek Island]; what plans he has made to prevent a successful attack in Leros and Samos and why he has not reported on the position of the forces on Kos. 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/21 Telegram from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) marked "Private and Personal" stating that he believes that he has been informed of the arrangements made for his journey home and wishing him a safe journey. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/22 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] to WSC informing him that he will give General Herbert Lumsden [WSC's Liaison Officer] a warm welcome. 06 Oct 1943 - 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/23 Telegram from General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] thanking him for his telegram and stating that the liberation of Corsica is the prelude to the liberation of France Signature in typescript. 06 Oct 1943 - 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/24-25 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC informing him that Leros [Geek Island] was bombed today and reporting on the measures he has taken in preparation for another attack and stating that he will report on Kos shortly. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/26-27 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] has been delayed due to bad weather and commenting on the situation in the Balkans stating that he believes that the Italian and Balkan peninsulars are similar and that they can say that they are really dealing with one theatre and stating that it has not been his policy to send forces into the Balkans, but has tried to agitate guerilla movements there and adding that the main target is Rhodes [Greek Island] and that he feels that the present plan is not enough to ensure this. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/28-29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing an annotated version of CHAR 20/120/26-27. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/30-32 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal and Secret" containing his message to President Roosevelt see CHAR 20/120/28-29. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/33 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" detailing the plans for the United States entry into the Azores. 06 Oct 1943 - 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/34-35 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff stating that they are worried about the possibility of losing the Azores and detailing the effect which this will have on the United States Army if this central Atlantic Air transport and Ferry route is not available and suggesting that they approach WSC to make the Lagens Field Terceire available for air transport and ferrying purposes. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/36 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message from Marshal Stalin stating that he has no objections to the proposed changes to the instrument of surrender for Italy Signature in typescript. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/37 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC informing him that they are noting down the problem with their recommendations and sending it to London. 06 Oct 1943 - 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/38 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a draft proposal for the joint statement for the month of September regarding U boat warfare and asking him for his comments. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/39 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Most Personal and Secret" containing CHAR 20/120/39. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/40 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that Marshal Stalin agrees but feels that one of General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] suggestions will weaken their position over the Italian Fleet and adding that they should force Italy to declare war on Germany immediately. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/41 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is sending him a copy of a message which he is sending to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] regarding the importance of Rhodes and the Aegean and adding that Boniface [Enigma Decypher machine] indicates that the enemy is retreating into the North of Italy and that they should therefore have enough time to capture Rhodes Annotated. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/42 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is going to Tunis on the 8th October with Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] for a conference with General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army]. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/43 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees with his recent message [containing the joint statement for U boat activity in September] but asking him if it can be proved that more U boats were sunk than their escort and merchant ships. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/44 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he does no want to impose any diversions on the Italian operation or on Overlord [Liberation of France]. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/45-46 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he feels that it would be a serious error to ignore Rhodes [Greek Island] at this stage and claiming that this could be done without affecting the operations in Italy or their plans for Overlord [Liberation of France] adding that they will not come into contact with the Germans in Italy until December and that therefore there is plenty of time to concentrate on Rhodes and agreeing to meet General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to discuss this situation. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/47 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that he is in agreement with WSC that Italy should declare war on Germany as soon as possible. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/48 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Secret and Personal" informing him of the name and background of his new Liaison Officer with General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific]. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/49 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" claiming his agreement with his proposed answer to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] and suggesting that they should inform the Soviet Union that they understand their wish to play a part in the control of Italy and that they hope to propose a scheme in the near future to make this possible and stating that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should submit a scheme for consideration. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/50-51 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has been informed that Elmer Davis [Director of the Office of War Information, United States] has criticized him for some statements made in his recent speech to Parliament which he claimed breached security regulations and explaining his situation Initialled. Annotated: "Not Sent". 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/52 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" estimating that the effect on Overlord [Liberation of France] will be a delay of about six weeks in sending home nine landing craft which was to have started this month, from the Mediterranean, six months before they were needed for Overlord and adding that he feels that there should be some degree of flexibility in the handling of these joint matters and stating that the decision to send four landing ships from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Bay of Bengal was a bad one and that it was not reviewed in the light of the changing circumstances in Italy. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/53 Telegram from Admiral James Sommerville [Commander of the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the swell and sea conditions in the Indian Ocean. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/54 Telegram from Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] (Viceroy of India) to WSC marked "Private and Personal" thanking him for his kindness and stating that he is looking forward to seeing him Copy. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/55 Telegram from General de Gaulle [Joint Chief of the French Committee of National Liberation] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations on the liberation of Corsica. 07 Oct 1943 - 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/56 Telegram from [Richard] Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine, Minister of State, Foreign Office] to WSC informing him that President Roosevelt was issuing a statement regarding the allegation that five senators were keeping the production of oil at Abadan [Iran], below capacity, in order to conserve British oil resources stating that Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] was worried about the secret manner in which this incident was being handled and adding that he felt that the British lack of presence in the Pacific was the root of the problem and urging him to give this matter some thought. 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/57-58 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they were admitted to the [Azores] on the 8th October and that the publicity will be shortly announced and stating that he will ask Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] if the United States could use the facilities for the ferry service, and detailing how he will argue for this and stating that they have received a message from Portugal claiming that they intend to take a active part in the war. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/59-60 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the possible Rhodes operation, explaining his position on this matter and stating that he does not believe that they can launch an attack on Rhodes without following it through and targeting other islands in the area and that this will detract seriously from the operation in Italy and Overlord [Liberation of France] and adding that he is not in favour of the meeting in Africa on 10th October and that the matter should be settled by the Combined Chiefs of Staff. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/61-65 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC reporting on the naval, army and air conditions and events during the German occupation of Kos [Greek Island] and detailing the measures that are being taken to counter an attack on Leres and Samos [Greek Islands]. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/66-67 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Resident in the Middle East) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to discuss Accolade [Planned Operations in the Aegean] and reporting on the situation in the Middle East commenting on the quantity of equipment they have sent to Turkey and stating that it has been estimated that there will be a grain shortage in 1944/45 and commenting on the various visitors he has had recently. 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/68 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he should press for Accolade [Planned operations in the Aegean] at the conference and stating that the key to strategy in the next few month is to "Storm Rhodes". 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/69-73 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that they have recently had a review of the nature of the Australian war effort and commenting on the effects the outbreak of war with Japan and the entrance of the United States has had on them and explaining how they intend reducing the size of the armed forces and informing him of their changes in war policy. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/74 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia] to WSC asking him to announce as soon as possible those appointed as officials to the south east Asia command. 08 Oct 1943 - 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/75-87 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that: he has cancelled his trip which he knew did not have his blessing; that he agrees that they should await the result of the conference in Tunis and that they should then report their conclusions to the Combined Chiefs of Staff: that General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] is planning an assault on Rhodes but that his forces are not sufficient enough to guarantee success and advising that abandoning the operation could result in the loss of Leros [Greek island] and containing CHAR 20/120/61-65 Initials in typescript. 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of a message he has received from the British Vice Consul at Horta [Azores, C H Zino?] stating that: the shore operation was successfully carried out; that Commander Colville and all the ships arrived on October 8th and that they have established cable communication with Terceira. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/89 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining the statement he made regarding the comparison between the sinking of U boats and the sinking of escort and merchant ships and informing him that they are altering this statement. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/90 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that as he has had no reply from him concerning the joint statement, he was going ahead with its release and informing him of one alteration which has been made. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/91 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has sent his message to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/92 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has heard from an eye witness claiming that the Germans shot nearly one hundred Italian officers in Kos after they surrendered and suggesting that he inform the soldiers on Leros of this incident, stating that it is a case of either conquer or die. 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/93 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] informing him that President Roosevelt is sending him a message stating that the conference is free to consider the matters freely and that if this telegram does not arrive is asking him to inform all those present of the president's wishes. 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/94 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC thanking him for his message of condolence at the death of his nephew Signature in typescript. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/95 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] is passing through Tunis on the 10th October and although he will not be attending the conference will be talking informally with those involved and asking him if he has any objection to this and thanking him for allowing the matter to be discussed freely at the conference. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/96 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC reporting on the conference in Tunis and informing him that all agreed to the importance of Accolade [Planned operations in the Aegean] but adding that recent changes in Italy meant the number of forces required for Accolade to be a success will not be available and adding that he cannot therefore recommend that Accolade be initiated Annotated. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/97 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that it was unanimously decided not to support the operation Accolade [Planned operations in the Aegean] due to insufficient resources which would detract from the operation in Italy. 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/98 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Personal" asking him to keep him informed. 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/99 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that the conference in Tunis should discuss the subject freely. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/100 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is delighted with the arrangements in the Azores for a ferry service and that it should begin as soon as possible and that he hopes that he will be able to convince Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] to join them in fighting against the Axis powers and adding that the United States has no intention of remaining on Portuguese land after the war has finished. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/101 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him if anything could be done to regain Kos [Greek Island] and stating that he had mentioned that with Kos and Leros a foothold could be established and is asking him if this point was considered Initials in typescript. 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/102 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has no alteration to suggest to the statement on submarine warfare. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/103 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC stating that Kos [Greek island] was not discussed as a separate issue, as it was unanimous that the only way to save the situation was to capture Rhodes and that this could only been done by using some of the air forces from the Italian operation. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/104 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC informing him that he has had time to study the events preceding the recapture of Kos [Greek island] and that he is satisfied that the small naval force was used to its best advantage. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/105 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States] to WSC informing him that President Roosevelt's was not read to the conference which met to discuss the Mediterranean situation but adding that no one was driven by any other motive than what was the best option to take. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/106-08 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Germans intend to fight for the south of Italy and that they will not therefore just be able to push back the rearguards and that all important forces must be concentrated on this battle and discussing the situation in the Mediterranean and stating that he proposes to order General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] evacuate the area. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/109 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and informing him that he is sending him a telegram from President Roosevelt. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/110-11 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that they should try to save what they can from the wreck and that he should consider the possible recapture of Kos [Greek island] and suggesting that they put a plan before the Turkish Government to see if they will assist them and stating what should be done if this is not possible and containing CHAR 20/120/106-108. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/112 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" congratulating him on the recent actions of the United States Air Force and commenting on the success of the day time bombing and the strengthening of the saturation argument. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/113-114 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that since the change in the position in Italy he did not believe that an assault on the Greek islands would be a success without assistance which would be at the expense of the operation in Italy and Overlord [Liberation of Italy] and stating that the holding of Leros and Samos will only be achieved with the help of Turkey and that this will involve a great deal of bribery. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/115 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to cling if he possibly can and try to gain Turkish support but adding that he will support him if he decided to quit. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/116 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC stating that he understands the value of initiating this operation but feels that they do not have the necessary naval and air forces and stressing that the capture of Rome [Italy] is more important and suggesting that this operation could take place after Rome has been taken. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/117-18 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they arrived in Tunis after the conference had finished and reporting on what he had heard was the outcome of the meeting. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/119 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has had an encouraging telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] and that he feels that they may still be able to save something from the wreck Copy. 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/120 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the progress of his journey and informing him that he believes that the King [Victor Emmanuel III of Italy ?] is due to declare war tomorrow and that he has therefore decided to alter his visit to Brindisi [Italy]. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/121-23 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] containing CHAR 20/120/110 and CHAR 20/120/106-108. 11 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/124 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 that he understands and adding that the situation has changed due to new enemy movements. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/125 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" arguing that they must amend the agreement between the Commander in Chief Mediterranean and the Italian Minister of Marine to allow the United Nations to dispose of Italian vessels as their needs demand but adding that they should not withdraw the unconditional surrender clause as this will allow the Italian Government to argue that they have changed their minds and stating that he hopes that he will inform General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] that they cannot agree to this omission. 11 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/126 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his telegram. 09 Oct 1943 - 09 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/127 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] asking him to enquire about General Noel Mason Macfarlane's [Governor and Commander in Chief of Gibraltor] mission and stating that he would prefer him to return to his military duties in Gibraltar but adding that he is not sure what the arrangements would be with the Italian Government and whether another mission has been planned and who would lead it Annotated. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/128 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] stating that he supports his proposals regarding the future arrangements in Italy and agreeing with Harold Macmillan's idea of duplicating his functions as Resident Minister at Algiers with British High Commissioner. 11 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/129 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC informing him that his message to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] has been forwarded onto him in Cairo [Egypt]. 11 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/130 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) stating that he would prefer to discuss the permanent appointment to the Mediterranean Command when he returns to Britain and that Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander in Chief Levant] should be appointed acting Commander in Chief and asking him to settle the policy regarding Leros [Greek Island] before returning home and that he should talk to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East], Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] and Admiral Sir John Cunningham. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/131 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Personal" stating that he believes that it is important to use naval forces freely against the impending attack on Leros [Greek Island] and stressing that he should meet with General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East], Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon], and Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander in Chief Levant]. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/132 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" regarding Chiang Kai Shek's [President of China] wish to remove Lieutenant General Joseph Stillwell [Deputy Commander of the South East Asia Command] and stating that they informed him that he must tell Lieutenant General Brehon Sommervell [Commanding General of the Services of Supply, United States Army] of this wish and informing him that he has suggested General Walter Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff North African Theatre of Operations] as his successor. 10 Oct 1943 - 10 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/133 Telegram from General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] to WSC thanking him for his letter of congratulations on the fall of Naples. Oct 1943 - Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/134 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC marked "Personal" explaining his previous comments regarding the position of Leros [Greek Island] and stating that he is pleased that General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] believes that the island can be held and adding that he is in agreement with him provided adequate assistance can be obtained from the Turks and adding that he is convinced that further naval risks are justified on this project and that he is providing Levant with additional vessels Annotated. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/135 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he has approved the appointments of Richard Peirse [Allied Air Commander South East Asia Command] and George Giffard [Commander in Chief 11th Army Group, South East Asia Command]. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/136-37 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has spoken to the First Sea Lord and that he agrees that Article 1A should go back into the Armistice terms and stating that President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin have approved of the original proposals to amend the armistice and that these recommendations did not see the omission of this article and informing him of the suggestion that the word "unconditional" is removed from this article and replaced in the preamble and containing a draft of this proposal. 11 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/138 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has arrived safely and that he has spoken with General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] regarding the question of Turkish help. 11 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/139 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) addressing him as First Lord of the Admiralty and stating that they are in perfect agreement. 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/140 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] containing a message from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that the delay by the Italian Government to declare war on Germany was explained by Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy ] as being due to a delay in assembling his cabinet and that he has promised that he will relinquish his position as head of the Italian government if the declaration is not made by the end of the week. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/141 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the positioning of the names of the three governments in the declaration. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/142 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that they are able to meet his request to move a second Canadian Division to the Mediterranean and detailing logistically, how this can be achieved. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/143 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he believes that Lieutenant General Stilwell [Deputy Commander of the Allied South East Asia Command] will be removed by Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and that Brigadier General Raymond Wheeler [Principal Administrative Officer South East Asia Command] would be his replacement and that there was no question of him having General Walter Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff North African Theatre of Operations]. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/120/144 Telegram from WSC to Moscow stating that he has had no reply to his telegram regarding the Artic convoys, adding that they are preparing the convoys in the hope that the Soviet Union still wants them and stressing the urgency for their need for a quick reply. 12 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 1943