Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

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Date: 31 Oct 1943 - 09 Nov 1943

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CHAR 20/123/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T1801/3-T1900/3. [Oct] 1943 - [Oct] 1943
CHAR 20/123/2 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting he had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] regarding the Turkish question, explaining their need for air fields in Turkey and suggesting that if Turkey's assistance did not provoke a German attack that they should present Turkey with a demand to enter the war and commenting on Molotov's reaction to this. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/123/3 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is improving. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/4 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that this shows how important it is for them all to meet together Initials in typescript. Copy. 01 Nov 1943 - 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/5 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him why Cairo Three [Teheran, Persia later Iran] has been labelled as an unsuitable venue for the meeting of the three governments and asking him to inform him whether there is a road from Teheran to Syria and if he knows how long this journey would take, to see if they can persuade Admiral Q [President Roosevelt] that this location is feasible. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/6 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him if he would like him to mention the arrangements for a combined Chiefs of Staff meeting to Marshal Stalin or Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] and commenting that they have tried to understand their problems in the talks they have had there and adding that there would still be numerous opportunities for informal talks between the British and the United States Chiefs of Staff. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/7 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his generous praises and stating that he too would love to get Turkey on their side. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/8 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he can assure Vyachslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] that it is his intention to bring Turkey into the war and adding that he has not mentioned the Soviet reaction to British submarines in the Black Sea and noting that he should do his utmost for Leros and Samos [Greek Islands] whilst he is in the Soviet Union and informing him that he is pleased with the Four Power Declaration. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/9 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should see his message to President Roosevelt and adding that a triple conference would be a profitable occasion but that the presence of the Soviet Union during talks concerning purely Anglo American matters would be very injurious. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/10 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him why he does not support the idea of having a member of the Soviet Union present at the Anglo American talks. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/11 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" discussing the location of the meeting of the three governments and stating that if the meeting can not take place in Teheran [Persia, later Iran] that it will have to be postponed. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/12 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he did not receive his message in time to make the necessary amendments. 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/13 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC stating that he agrees with the necessity for a definite order from Marshal Peitro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] and informing him that he has already issued the order. 01 Nov 1943 - 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/14 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a Chiefs of Staff and Foreign Office notice regarding his proposal for United States engineers, stating that it would be impossible to send any United States engineers until an agreement has been reached with Portugal and adding that a preliminary survey for the new airfields will have to be done before any construction work and that as soon as they have received permission from the Portuguese authorities to land their military aircraft, all facilities will be made available to them. 01 Nov 1943 - 01 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/15-18 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" suggesting that he should depart as planned and meet Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] in Cairo [Egypt] and informing him that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [First Sea Lord] has proposed that the two Chiefs of Staff could meet in Malta on the 17th and stating that the conference will start on the 24th and commenting on when the other delegates could arrive and suggesting that they should either try to convince Marshal Stalin to travel to Habbaniya or that they should meet him in Teheran and asking for his opinion on these arrangements Initials in typescript. Copy. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/19 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his draft statement for reporting on the U Boat sinkings in August, September and October. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/20 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) informing him that he has sent a message to President Roosevelt regarding the conference of the three governments and noting the codes for their telephone conversation regarding Leros [Greek Island] Copy. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/21 Telegram from General Claude Auhinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is improving. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/22 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" noting some amendments which should be made to his recent message. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/23-4 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East, Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" proposing the living arrangements for the visit of Colonel Warden and Admiral Q [WSC and President Roosevelt]. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/25 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC reporting on a meeting he had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] regarding Turkey and informing him of Molotov's suggestion that they should draw up a protocol and detailing the points of the protocol and adding that the Soviet Union would not have been so agreeable if Britain was not prepared to urge Turkey to enter the war by the end of 1943, and stating that he intends to sign the protocol tonight and that Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] will sign it once he has received authority from the United States government and informing him that he will send him a copy of the document. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/26 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC containing the text of the protocol stating that the Soviet Union and Britain believe that: Turkey should enter the war on the side of the Allies before the end of 1943; that it should be suggested to Turkey that she should enter the war on the side of the Allies before the end of 1943 and that Turkey should be asked immediately to give all possible assistance to the United Nations. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/27 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that if he has a few spare days in Africa before the end of the year, he would like to see the French Army and asking him to discover whether this would be agreeable to General de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud [Joint Heads of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/28 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is in agreement and adding that he should ask for air bases in the names of both powers. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/29 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East, Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him and stating that he should proceed as he proposed and adding that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] may come and that he should make living arrangements for him just in case this happens Initialled. Annotated. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/30 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the living arrangements made for the visit of Admiral Q [President Roosevelt] to Cairo. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/31 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the British Chiefs of Staff believe that they should meet at Malta on the 17th. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/32 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he invited Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to send a Soviet representative to the meetings in Cairo [Egypt] and that Molotov declined this offer stating that he felt that it could be left in his hands. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/33-34 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on the success of the meetings in Moscow and reporting on the mood of the Soviets and adding that he believes that he should return to Britain and try to see him before his departure. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/35 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of his plans for departure and stating that it would be better to stick to the original plan Annotated. Copy. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/36 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on the political situation in Italy and stating that they have advised Lieutenant General Noel Mason Macfarlane [Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar] to adopt a policy of non intervention unless the government which emerges is not prepared to carry out the armistice terms but adding that this crisis has emerged due to their desire to broaden the basis of the government and stating that this is not possible so long as King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy remains and reporting on the options which are open to them. 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/37 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Important" informing him that he has visited General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] and reporting on his progress and the arrangements made for his recuperation Copy. 02 Nov 1943 - 02 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/38 Telegram from WSC to General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] stating that he is pleased that his health is improving and stating that he should not hurry with his recuperation. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/39 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/40 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Personal and Confidential" informing him that the Canadian Government has decided to change the rank of the Canadian Legation in Washington [United States] to an embassy. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/41 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they will expect him in Cairo [Egypt] on the 22nd and adding that he feels that it is important for them to meet before any discussions take place between the three governments. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/42 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal" regarding the Italian crisis stating that he feels that everything will be better once they reach Rome, that they should try not to make changes but that they should not incur any unpopularity of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy's account. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/43-44 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal" containing a note by the Foreign Office commenting on the situation in Italy, explaining why the crisis over King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy began and stating that they should follow the line that until the government is established in Rome that they will support the King and Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] and explaining why they are taking this course. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/45 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the expected arrival dates for himself and for President Roosevelt. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/46 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Most Secret and Personal"containing CHAR 20/123/31 and CHAR 20/123/35. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/47 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] has allowed him the freedom to choose whether the requests made to Turkey is made in the name of both powers or of Britain alone and stating that he is inclined to make them in their name only. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/48 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that they should do everything they can to draw Turkey into the war on their side and adding that Turkey should be informed that if they fail to act with them then all British imports of arms will be stopped. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/49 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that his recent message is now out of date and that they should abandon the request for submarine flotillas as Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] is not enthusiastic about this idea. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/50 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that due to the changing situation in Algiers he is appointing an additional representative there and that he has selected Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] for this position. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/51 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC containing a message from General Ambrosio [Head of Comando Supremo] stating that the Italian High Command agrees that a complete collaboration of Italian and Allied forces on Leros [Greek Island] is necessary and adding that this has resulted in the substitution of Admiral Mascherpo for a more enthusiastic leader Annotated. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/52 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his offer of 100,000 tons of wheat to India and discussing the logistical problems of shipping the wheat and stating that they are unable to accept their offer at the moment. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/53 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" discussing the living and security arrangements for Colonel Warden and Admiral Q [WSC and President Roosevelt]. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/54 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Secret" regarding the situation in Italy and setting out the arguments for and against supporting King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/55 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition. 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/56 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/57 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Assistant and Adviser to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they intend to publish the report to Parliament on Mutual Aid on 11th November and that this would be followed by a statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons and adding that he has heard that President Roosevelt might send the report to Congress with his own statement and commenting that he hopes that this will be done Copy. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/58 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on the withdrawal of the landing craft from the Mediterranean and noting how this will affect the war in this theatre and asking him to consider the requests made by the British Chiefs of Staff. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/59 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the United States Government agrees with Britain and the Soviet Union that Turkey should be urged to join them in the war before the end of the year on the condition that no British or United States forces will be committed to the Eastern Mediterranean. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/60 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the United States Government agrees with Britain and the Soviet Union that Turkey should be urged to join them in the war before the end of the year on the condition that no British or United States forces will be committed to the Eastern Mediterranean. 04 Nov 1943 - 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/61 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Secret" reporting on the discussions he has had since his arrival and stating that he would like to keep General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] with him for the time being but that he should return to England on 8th November. 04 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/62 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should be wary of reducing the power of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy or Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] in case it weakens the obedience of the Italian forces. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/63 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should certainly keep General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] and asking him when he expects to return to England. 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/64 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees with his anti U boat statement but suggesting one amendment. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/65 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) containing the statement for the anti U boat statement for October. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/66 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him Copy. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/67 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief of India] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the condition of General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command]. 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/68 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC congratulating him on the signing of the Four Nations Joint Declaration and sending him the appreciation of his people for making this possible. 03 Nov 1943 - 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/69-70 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has heard from King George VI that he would accept a formal request for the Duke of Gloucester to be appointed as the new Governor General of Australia, to succeed Lord Gowrie Signature in typescript. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/71 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they will amend the statement as indicated by him. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/72 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Combined Chiefs of Staff have authorized General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to remain where he is until December 15th and stating that he believes that this will meet the needs of his basic requirements. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/73-74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of his plans for departure and stating that Admiral Sir James Somerville [Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet] has advised that they should meet with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] before meeting with Marshal Stalin and suggesting that they should follow this advise and commenting on the proposals he is putting to Marshal Stalin regarding their meeting Copy. Annotated. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/75 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that they have decided to delay the announcement of their proposed gift of wheat to India and that they have amended their press release accordingly. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/76 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" reporting on the arrangements for Sextant [Cairo Conference] and informing him that the only alteration is that they are now going to take over the whole of Mena House. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/77 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Important" informing him of his arrangements for departure. 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/78 Telegram from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] informing him that Admiral Q's [President Roosevelt] fears regarding the poor communication of Cairo 3 [Teheran, Persia, later Iran] are exaggerated and explaining the quickest route to get to Cairo 3. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/79 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on his meeting with Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Minister] regarding the British requests for the use of Turkish air bases and stating that the Turkish Foreign Minister did not refuse to contemplate Turkey's entry into the war and that he was suspicious of the Soviets and noting the arguments he used to try and persuade him to meet their request. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/80 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition has improved. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/81 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairos [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the situation in Leros and Samos [Greek Islands] stating that the position in Leros has improved but that the situation in Samos is not as encouraging but feels that everything has been done that can be. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/82 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the outcome of a meeting he had with the Commanders in Chief regarding Turkey and commenting on the level of air assistance which they felt they should offer Turkey. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/83 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message and for the amendment made regarding shipping difficulties and commenting that they can look into this problem later. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/84 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/85-6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the British Chiefs of Staff do not believe that the Commanders should be responsible for allocating the troops for Overlord [Liberation of France] and adding that he agrees with his proposals for meetings with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and Marshal Stalin and informing him that he is sending him a copy of General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] examination of the communications between Cairo and Cairo 3 [Teheran, Persia later Iran] Annotated. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/87 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing an amended version of CHAR 20/123/78. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/88 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Purely Personal" informing him that the United States has agreed to keep their LST's [Landing Ship Tanks] in the Mediterranean until mid December and that he hopes that this will allow him to complete his plan and reach Rome [Italy] by Christmas and informing him that he will be in Gibraltar on the 16th and discussing the possibility of meeting him at his headquarters. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/89 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that they will lose a great deal if the present Badoglio-King regime in Italy and adding that he believes that they should do nothing until a broad based Italian government can be established in Rome. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/90 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/123/89. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/91 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/123/89. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/92 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has spoken with Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] regarding the report on mutual aid and stating that he and Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] are working out the plans. 06 Nov 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/93 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) marked "Personal and Private" asking him if he would be interested in becoming the Governor of Bengal. 07 Nov 1943 - 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/94 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Most Secret" stating that they agree to the offer proposed and adding that they are exploring the possibilities of offering further reinforcements to Turkey, claiming that Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] should be able to spare some of his fighter force. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/95-96 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on a meeting Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] in which Molotov claimed that the Soviet government were concerned that the German troops were moving from Italy to the Soviet front and that they doubted the estimation of the German troops in Italy and adding that Harriman was greatly perturbed by this meeting and was close to showing Molotov General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] message regarding General Sir Harold Alexander's [Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] summary of the situation in Italy Annotated. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/97-98 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the agenda for the discussions of Sextant [Cairo Conference] and stating that the Soviets will be upset if the United States and Britain meet for a week before they arrive at the discussions and adding that he believes that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] should be present at the meeting. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/99 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that he has heard that General Casimir Sosnkowski [Commander of the Army of the Polish Government in exile] is arriving in Cairo with a proposal to break up the Polish Corps in the Middle East and stating that it has been said that this would probably make it impossible for the remaining Polish troops to move to Italy and adding that he feels that this proposal would have a terrible effect in the Soviet Union as it would delay any Polish action against Germany. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/100 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is improving. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/101-02 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC reporting on a meeting he has regarding Turkey with Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Minister] stating that he repeated Britain's request for the use of Turkish air bases and commenting on their attitude towards entering the war and informing him that the British request was denied and that he warned him of the dangers of choosing this option. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/103 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) containing CHAR 20/123/73 and part of CHAR 20/123/85-85. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/104 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord of Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Immediate" informing him that Sir Hughe Knatchbull Hugessen [British Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey] saw Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Minister] today and that the Turkish foreign Minister requested further talks with him and that this will cause a delay to his estimated departure date. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/105 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) detailing the points that should be relayed to Turkey regarding their decision whether to join them in the war. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/106 Telegram from General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his message and informing him that he hopes to be back at work within a couple of weeks. 05 Nov 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/107 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he made it plain to Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Minister] that sufficient air forces could be made available to guard off a German air attack and that he merely noted this information down and adding that there may be an opportunity to repeat this statement tomorrow. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/108 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is satisfactory. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/109 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that he believes that there has been a misunderstanding regarding the intentions of General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and General Casimir Sosnkowski [Commander of the army of the Polish Government in exile] and detailing the solution which was proposed regarding the movement of Polish troops to Italy. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/110 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC informing him of the helpful role General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] played at Moscow [Soviet Union]. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/111 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his letter and stating that he hopes that he won't mind if he delay's his reply until tomorrow. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/112 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] thanking him for his message regarding the signing of the Four Power Declaration and commenting on the effect which he hopes this document will have. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/113-14 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him: why progress has been slow in Italy; that no more landing craft will be removed from this theatre until December 15th; that he intends to visit this front; that he intends to increase the building of landed crafts and commenting on the position of the Germans in Italy. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/115 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he agrees to the October joint statement on anti submarine warfare. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/116 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in the United States] explaining why they should never agree to placing the Overlord [Liberation of France] and Mediterranean commands under a United States Commander in Chief. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/123/117 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has not yet received an invitation from Kirk and that he has organised that arrangements should be made after his consultation with the British Minister Copy. 08 Nov 1943 - 08 Nov 1943