Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

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Date: 22 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

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CHAR 20/125/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T2001/3-T2096/3 Annotated. [Dec] 1943
CHAR 20/125/2 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) stating that the is taking over the Lebanese situation and that he needs to be updated with the situation and that either he or Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] should meet with him. 22 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/3 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief Malta) marked "Personal" thanking him for his hospitality. 23 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/4 Telegram from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] thanking him for his message and stating that he is pleased that General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] has started so well. 24 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/5 Telegram from WSC to C D Howe [Minister of Munitions and Supply] marked "Most Secret" stating that he has heard of his agreement between the British Air Commission in Washington [United States] to increase the Canadian output of Lancaster Bombers and that he understands that the United States authorities agrees to co-operate and thanking him for their co-operation. 24 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/6 Telegram from Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief Malta] to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Personal" stating that they were delighted to welcome him. 26 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/7 Telegram from WSC to General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] stating that he is pleased that he is better and stating that he should not risk the chance of a relapse by being too hasty in returning to work. 25 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/8 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC informing him that he will be ready at his disposal on the evening of November 28th Annotated. 25 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/9 Telegram from C D Howe [Canadian Minister of Munitions and Supply] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of how they intend to accommodate the building of additional Lancasters but adding that their progress will depend on the speed in which the British Air Commission in Washington [United States] can deliver the component parts to their factory in Montreal [Canada] Annotated. 29 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/10 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) stating that it was a pity that he did not mention this when thy met. 29 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/125/11 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Teheran [Persia, later Iran]) to Angora [Turkey] marked "Most Secret" containing a message from WSC to Ismet Inonu [President of Turkey] asking him to meet with him and President Roosevelt and a Soviet representative in Cairo [Egypt] stating that this message should be handed in person to the President and that they have no objection to his discussing this matter in secret with his parliament Annotated. 01 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/12 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Secret and Personal" containing the proposed text for the anti U Boat warfare statement for November Annotated. 06 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/13 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he does not proposed to make Charles Eade [Press adviser and director of press relations south east Asia] a Major General until he has had a chance to discuss the matter with the Minister of Information. 05 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/14 Telegram from President Roosevelt on WSC's behalf to Marshal Stalin reporting on the conclusions made at the Cairo conference [Egypt] regarding the war with Germany stating that: the bomber offensive will be given the highest strategical priority; that the size of the operation in the Bay of Bengal has been reduced to allow the amphibious craft to be used in the operation against Southern France and that they have increased the production of landing crafts. 06 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/15 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" of good wishes on the anniversary of the start of the Pacific War. 08 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has sent the following letter to Ismet Inonu [President of Turkey] and that they have asked for four days to consider it and that he hopes that their voyage was productive. 08 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/17 Telegram from WSC to Ismet Inonu [President of Turkey] marked "Most Secret" containing the timetable for operation Saturn [use of Turkish bases]. 08 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/18 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC informing him that he is in agreement with half of the despatch from the Combined Chiefs of Staff regarding the Mediterranean Command but that he would like more time to consider it Signature in typescript. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/19 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is pleased that plans are being made for a Premier's conference and that he is intending to fly to Britain in mid April Annotated. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/20 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that he has no alterations to make to the proposed draft statement on anti U Boat warfare for November Annotated. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/21-22 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he will have seen President Roosevelt's telegram to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] regarding the abandonment of Buccaneer [Attack against Japan across the Bay of Bengal] and adding that every one has been surprised by his order to use 50,000 Allied troops against 5,000 Japanese troops and is asking him if he is receiving competent military advise. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/23 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" noting the word Anvil [Invasion of the South of France]. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/24 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] thanking him for his message of good wishes on the anniversary of the beginning of the Pacific war. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/25 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Immediate" regarding Australia's urgent requirement for phosphate rock Annotated. 10 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/26 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC thanking him for his hospitality during the Cairo conference [Egypt] and commenting on the success of the meeting. 11 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/27 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC and President Roosevelt thanking him for their message regarding the decisions made regarding the war with Germany Signature in typescript. 11 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/28 Telegram from WSC to Sir Hughe Knatchbull Hugessen [British Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey] stating that he is anxious to hear from him reactions in Turkey and adding that the events in Bulgaria seem to be helpful Annotated. 11 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/29 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his appointment of Richard Casey [Minister of State Middle East] as Governor of Bengal, and that he has asked that he will not be committed for the full five years to allow him to be free to return to Australia if circumstances required him. 11 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/30 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] thanking him for his message and stating that it gave him great pleasure to welcome him and his wife to the conference. 12 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/31 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his message informing him of Richard Casey's [Minister of State Middle East] appointment as Governor of Bengal Annotated. 14 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/32 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that they are in urgent need of a shipment of fertiliser in order for them to ensure that they are able to produce their maximum contribution to food requirements Annotated. 15 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/33 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the reaction in the United States to Tarawa [Gilbert Islands] and stating that King George VI and Parliament should pay tribute to the gallantry of the United States troops as it may help to appease the feeling that United States troops are fighting and dying to help restore British territory Annotated. 15 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/34 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is unwell with fever and that he hopes to send him soon, suggestions for the new commands and added to this is a statement noting that Clement Attlee has noted that he does not want WSC's illness to be announced yet Annotated. Copy. 15 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/35 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is sorry to learn that he has pneumonia, and adding that he will assist Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] with the stabilisation question tomorrow Signature in typescript. Annotated. 17 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/36 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that he will submit a draft of the Anglo American Co-operation by the weekend Annotated. 16 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/37 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special military representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC marked "Immediate" informing him that Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] will continue with the training and concentration of troops in order to attack in the spring and that if this does not happen that he will attack in November and stating that he intends to see Chiang Kai Shek and that he will point out that a definite decision needs to be made Annotated. 17 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/39 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special military representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Immediate" stating that he has seen Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and that: he will not use the Yunnan force unless a large amphibious operation takes place; that he will place the Ledo and Ramgirh forces at the disposal of the Supreme Allied Commander; that he is anxious that China will not find out that this attack will not take place; that he is worried that if it becomes known that slackness will result in all military work and that he believed that if the Yunnan forces failed, this would result in an invasion of the province Annotated. 18 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/40-42 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he is improving but that he must stay there for another week and containing his proposals for the new commands: General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] as Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre; General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] as Commander in Chief of the armies in Italy; General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] would be in charge of Anvil [Invasion of Southern France]; that a British Major General should be in charge of the Yugoslave assistance and that a United States General should command Algiers and noting who will provide the Supreme Commander with political assistance and that Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] should be General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, soon to be Supreme Commander Allied expeditionary force in western Europe] Deputy Supreme Commander. 18 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/43 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Immediate" containing a message from the Resistance Group and Parliamentary Group of the Provisional Consultative Assembly at Algiers wishing WSC a swift recovery. 19 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/44 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] informing him that he has received information from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special military representative with Chiang Kai Shek] but is asking him if he has any news and stating that he is in favour of Culverin [Attack on the Japanese held Netheralands East Indies] in November and is concerned to know General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] opinion on Tarzan [India based section of the operation to recapture Burma] Annotated. 19 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/45 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is in agreement to an announcement on the 1st January 1944 that: General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] will command Overlord and that Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] will become his deputy; that General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] will take over as Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and that Major General Ira Eaker [Commanding General, United States Army Air Forces in the United Kingdom] to become Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces and adding that the subordinate commands can be announced later. 19 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/46 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] to WSC stating that he is pleased to hear that he is feeling better Annotated. Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/47 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he is shocked to hear of the arrests of Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton and Pierre Flandin [Vichy French Leaders] and stating that these men were following their advice and adding that he hopes that he will persuade the French Committee of National Liberation that their action is unwise or to offer these men asylum. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/48 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received a message from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] asking him to notify him of the action taken regarding their commitment to the Soviet Union that the Italian ships will be delivered on February 1st and stating that he has replied that one third of the Italian ships surrendered will be allocated to the Soviet Union around the 1st February Annotated. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/49-50 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he is pleased to see that he has agreed to his changes and asking him if he agrees to the changed commands of General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/51 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC stating that he has informed Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] that he is prepared to place ashore 20,000 British troops for a decisive amphibious operation and reporting on Chiang Kai Shek's attitude to this Annotated. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/52 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] thanking him and asking him to hurry back to the capital as the British Chiefs of Staff are waiting for a decision. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/53 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC informing him that President Roosevelt is making a speech on 24th December and wants to announce the names of the new Commanders and that he should also announce these names simultaneously and asking him for his opinion Annotated. 22 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/54 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he agrees to a simultaneous announcement of the names of the new commanders and adding that he would also like to add the names of General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] and General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to the list of new commanders and noting that Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of the Air Staff] will be very sorry to lose Major General Ira Eaker [Commanding General United States Army Air Forces in Britain] Annotated. 22 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/55 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC regarding the situation of Lend Lease and proposing a way in which Britain may hope to avoid economic repayments. 13 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/56 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to President Roosevelt stating that public opinion in Britain, will not act favourably to the announcements of these new commands, unless the appointments of General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] and General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] are also announced. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/57 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has heard that General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] is very pleased with the proposal for his new position. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/58-59 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC containing his message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] asking him to instruct the French Committee of National Liberation not to act against Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton and Pierre Flandin [Vichy French Leaders] Signature in typescript. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/60 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to President Roosevelt stating that he has told his colleagues that he is in agreement with his message regarding the arrests and adding that he believes that their case is a strong one and explaining why and commenting on their relationship with France. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/61 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to General Sir Henry Wilson (Commander in Chief Middle East) informing him that the Chiefs of Staff will send him an order to return home via Algiers and suggesting that if he leaves tonight he could meet with General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and adding that he expects that Hercules [landing on Rhodes] will have to be dropped in place of greater things. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/62 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Secret" stating that he should warn General Alphonse Georges [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] that he could not defend the pamphleteering amongst troops contrary to the Committee and adding that he need not have repeated this private information from one of his staff to the Foreign Office when he is in such close contact with him Copy. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/63 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he does not regard Richard Casey [Minister of State Middle East] as a domicile and as such sees the matter as outside his province Copy. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/64-65 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" detailing his speech regarding the appointments of new Commanders and stating which individuals he will mention and informing him which British Commanders he may mention in his announcement Annotated. 24 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/66 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him when his announcements regarding the appointments of Commanders will be made and stating that he would like to make some additional announcements regarding secondary appointments and listing the individuals he would like to mention and suggesting that the phrase "operations against the fortress of Europe" should be changed for "The liberation of Europe" Annotated. 24 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/67-68 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt containing the draft of the announcement to be made by him regarding the appointments of: General Dwight Alexander [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe; General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] as Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre; General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] as Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] as Commander in Chief of the British Group of Armies under General Eisenhower and General Carl Spaatz [Deputy Commanding General Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, United States Forces] as Commander of the United States Strategic Bombing Force against Germany Annotated. 24 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/69 Telegram from WSC, CSC Randolph and Sarah Churchill to President Roosevelt and his wife sending them their good wishes for Christmas. 24 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/70 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Personal" sending him and his family good wishes for Christmas Signature in typescript. 23 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/71 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin stating that he is making a speedy recovery and wishing him well for the new year Annotated. 25 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/72-73 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt reporting on a meeting and stating that: General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] is prepared to execute Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] on 20th January; that at least 88 LST's [Landing Ship Tanks] are required; that the lost three weeks can be recovered and adding that he understands that some of the other operations may have to be delayed. 25 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/74 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that the Allied forces sunk the enemy battle cruiser Scharnhorst, yesterday as it tried to intercept the artic convoys. 27 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/75 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he has received no reply to his message regarding secondary appointments and adding that he is planning to announce the appointments of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [as Deputy Supreme Commander under General Dwight Eisenhower] and General Sir Bernard Paget [as Commander in Chief Middle East Force] in the newspapers on 28th December Annotated. 26 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/76 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him to postpone the visit of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk (Prime Minister of Poland) to the United States, to allow him to see him before this journey and stressing the dangers of a Polish visit without any agreement having been reached Annotated. 26 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/77 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) containing his message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that if he has not yet presented his message to the French Committee of National Liberation then he should not do so, and present them with a new message which is contained and adding that if at all possible this matter should be settled informally and containing his new message stating that the trials of Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton,and Pierre Flandin [Vichy French Leaders] should be held after the liberation of France and the establishment of a constitutional government. 27 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/78-79 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] to WSC reporting on the situation in the South Pacific commenting on the securing of the air strip at Cape Gloucester, noting the amunition used; the number of casualties and the progress of the attack Annotated. 27 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/80 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) informing him that the decision regarding the secondary United States Commanders for the Mediterranean and Britain Signature in typescript. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/81 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) stating that he agrees that the departure of 56 Landing ship tanks should be delayed in order to assist Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and that the other planned operations should be delayed Annotated. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/82 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" congratulating the home fleet on sinking the Scharnhorst [German battle cruiser] Signature in typescript. Annotated. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/83 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) congratulating him on the sinking of the Scharnhorst [German battle cruiser] Signature in typescript. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/84 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that the Admiralty were able to meet the requirement and stating that the plan appears to be good Annotated. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/85 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] containing CHAR 20/125/81. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/86 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] containing CHAR 20/125/81. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/87 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to President Roosevelt stating that he is pleased with the decision and informing him that the Admiralty can conform to the conditions if the releases are made from Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] of the numbers agreed upon and adding that he arrived at Flower Villa yesterday and will remain there until he is well again. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and stating that he is passing his message on to the Home Fleet Annotated. Copy. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/89 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Most Secret" stating that he has decided to organise an Allied Force for Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and noting that the earliest date on which this can be mounted is the 20th January and commenting on his thoughts regarding commanders for the operation and adding that the preparations are going well. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/90 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) stating that he agrees with his proposal to delay the visit of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk (Prime Minister of Poland) Signature in typescript. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/91 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Admiral Sir John Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) informing him that the Admiralty have agreed and asking him for his views and asking him to notify him of any objections. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/92 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Personal" informing him that his new appointment has been well received at home. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/93 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Admiral Sir John Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) containing CHAR 20/125/81. 28 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/94 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that they should secure their front in Italy before starting Overlord [Liberation of France] and commenting on the importance of the Mediterranean Annotated. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/95 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal" stating that he is pleased with his arrangements and that he hopes that he is keeping General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informed and asking him to note in his future telegrams the number of messages he has received from him. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/96 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] asking them to bring a Greek brigade to Italy. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/97 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Air Chief Marshal Tedder [Air Officer Commander in Chief Mediterranean] asking him to report his plans for Sofia [Bulgaria]. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/98 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing CHAR 20/125/81Annotated. 30 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/99 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to President Roosevelt stating that he understands that he has announced that General Jacob Devers has been appointed as Commander of all the United States Troops in the Mediterranean and adding that he would be happy for Devers to become Deputy Supreme Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre and asking him to inform him of his choice for the Air Officer Commander in Chief Mediterranean Annotated. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/100 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] complaining against Senator Edward Johnson's statement that three quarters of the troops in Overlord [Liberation of France] will be from the United States and detailing why this is not true and asking him if there is any means of correcting this statement. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/101 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he believes that Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] should associate with his United States colleague and containing a letter to President Roosevelt stating that they are informing Macmillan to associate himself with General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] and that the three men mentioned [Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton and Pierre Flandin, Vichy French Leaders] should either be granted parole or bail or residence surveille. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/102 Telegram from Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (Air Officer Commandier in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) marked "Personal" informing him of his plans to attack Sofia [Bulgaria]. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/103 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to President Roosevelt thanking him for his Christmas present and informing him of General Sir Harold Alexander's [Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] plans for Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] Annotated. 29 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/104 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is ill with the flu and joking with him [about Tito and Franco]. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/105 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the United States Chiefs of Staff have issued a statement contesting Senator Edward Johnson's remarks regarding the number of United States and British troops to be used in operation Overlord [Liberation of France] and adding that every one there thought that his comments were wrong. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/106 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Marshal Stalin thanking him for his letter of congratulations and asking him to send him the music of the new Soviet Union anthem adding that he could arrange for it to be played when all important Soviet victories were announced. 30 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/107 Telegram from WSC to General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that he should delay his visit home for a couple of months and commenting on the flow of information at the Pacific headquarters Annotated. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/108 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Air Officer Commanding M A A F stating that he is sorry that the weather is so bad and adding that the political situation might be fleeting. 30 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/109 Telegram from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) marked "Personal" congratulating him on the destruction of Scharnhorst [German battle cruiser]. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/110 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) thanking him for agreeing to General Jacob Devers becoming General Sir Henry Wilson's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] deputy and informing him that he has announced that Major General Ira Eaker is to become Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/111 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) informing him that the three men mentioned [Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton, Pierre Flandin, Vichy French Leaders] will not stand trial until a properly constituted National Assembly has been established in France and that they will, in the meantime be housed in comfortable surroundings. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/112 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Immediate" informing him that General de Lattre de Tassigny has arrived in Casablanca and suggesting that he should ask to see him and informing him how he can be contacted Annotated. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/125/113 Telegram from WSC (Sextant [Cairo Conference]) to Admiral Sir John Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) informing him that a proportion of the LST's [Landing Ship tanks] available for Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] are not operationally fit. 31 Dec 1943