Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams from Ottawa [Canada].

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CHAR 20/129/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Telegrams from Ottawa and Washington Annotated. 1943
CHAR 20/129/2 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that they should wait to send a telegram congratulating the Soviet Union to see if they send anything similar regarding Husky [Capture of Sicily] Copy. 08 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/3 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) marked "Secret and Private" commenting on the suitability of Lord Burghley [for Governor and Commander in Chief Bermuda]. 08 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/4 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] admits that he will trick somebody but adding that he believes that he will trick Hitler and instructing him to continue to attack Italy in every way that the United States will allow Copy. 08 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/5 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee marked "Secret and Private" suggesting Lord Louis Mountbatten [Chief of Combined Operations] for the position as commander of the south east Asia front and asking him to gauge the opinion of others on this matter Copy. 09 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/6 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the wording he would prefer for the message regarding the surrender of Italy and stating that they should add General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] offer to return Italian prisoners of war and noting that their aim is to show the Italians that they will treat them with consideration, but that they must make their surrender a formal act of submission Copy. 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/7 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) stating that he hopes that he will preserve the character of the Cavalry regiments and allow them to be merged into the Armed forces and that he should allow the regimental conditions to continue Copy. 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/8 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) suggesting that the four United States films should be given the widest possible publicity nationwide Copy. 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/9 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that there is no possibility of continuing these convoys due to the increase in the operations in the Mediterranean and noting that they could suggest other routes if necessary Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/10 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and Leo Amery (Secretary of State for India) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is concerned about the size of the Indian Army and noting that they should look more to quality than quantity, commenting that the threat of an invasion by Japan has reduced and asking him to consider the financial costs of such a large army and suggesting that the army should be further reduced Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/11 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he approves of his proposals for the new organisations of the Army Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/12 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that he should offer them Lend lease terms for any material which they do not wish to pay for Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/13 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) containing a letter to Lord Burghley inviting him to take up the position in Bermuda [to become Governor and Commander in Chief] Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/14 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to King George VI marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the Quebec Conference and informing him that he has received a message from the Great Bear [Marshal Stalin] Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/15 Note marked "Aug 11 to King" Manuscript. Annotated: "type". 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/16 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] containing a message for Bruin informing him that he agrees with the reply he proposed to President Roosevelt and commenting on the atmosphere in Canada and adding that they should continue to heavily bomb Northern Italy Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/17 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that CSC is too ill to continue the journey, but that he and Mary will arrive as planned Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/18 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he does not think that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] would be suitable for this position and adding that he would be happier with Lord Louis Mountbatten [Chief of Combined Operations] but that he is a little concerned about his health and noting that he believes that Brigadier Orde Wingate would be suited to India Copy. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/19 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that they should be told that everything done during the war is for military purposes and that they must be reviewed after the war has ended and commenting that it is impossible for them, at the moment, to comment on the constitution of Europe and noting that the Australian governments demands will strangle their foreign policy. 12 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/20 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he should travel as he proposed and that he will be in plenty of time Copy. 13 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/21 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he is concerned by Ernest Bevin's (Minister of Labour) statements about the sixteens and the calling up of older women and noting that this policy should be discussed by the cabinet Copy. 14 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/22 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they should wait until the matter has been discussed at Quadrant before acting on the Turkish Soviet matter Copy. 14 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/23 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that President Roosevelt has invited him over Copy. 14 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/24 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him that the reaction to Lord Louis Mountbatten's appointment [as Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] is very favourable there and commenting that things are going well there and informing them of Eleanor Roosevelt trip to Australia and New Zealand Copy. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/25 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) stating that once he is informed that he is to release the whole series of films he will make a record in Quebec to accompany these films and send it to him Copy. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/26 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] suggesting that he should add Duncan Sandys [Later Lord Duncan-Sandys] (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply) to the Committee Copy. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/27 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Ernest Bevin (Minister of Labour) stating that he should discuss the matter about the 16's and 45 to 50's with the cabinet and commenting that he did not hear anything about this until the announcement Copy. 15 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/28 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] containing a message to him from the Charges d'Affairs in Washington [United States] informing him that President Roosevelt has seen his message and states that he approves of the answer which has been suggested and that he believes that they should delay sending a British or United States Officer from General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] staff until he arrives in Quebec Copy. 17 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/29 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the present line which he is taking with President Roosevelt is that they should ignore the declaration that Rome is an open city and continue bombing Copy. 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/30 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee informing him that Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] has arrived and asking him not to make any communications with the Soviet Union Copy. 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/31 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and the Foreign Office marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on the views of the conference regarding Italy and noting the dangers of their policy and stating that he does see the need to inform the Soviet Union of their plans yet. 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/32 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to King George VI informing him that he has suggested to President Roosevelt that they should both send separate messages of congratulations to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and asking him to send his draft to him so that he can ensure that these messages are sent at the same time and asking him if he agrees to him sending General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] a more detailed message in a few days time Copy. 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/33 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (Lord President of the Council) informing him that the articles of agreement regarding Tube Alloys [the atomic bomb] has been signed by him and President Roosevelt and informing him of those who have been named as representatives on the Combined Policy Committee. Copy. 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/34 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and the Foreign Office marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them they are resisting the use of the term the United Nations and stating that Britain is not referred to in the text, and that the terminology is either the United Nations or the United States Copy. 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/35 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Secretary of State for Air) asking him to use the sentence in his message to Giuseppe Castellano [Aide to the Italian Chief of Staff] regarding the bombing, as his guide and asking him what is happening about Berlin [Germany]. 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/36 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee marked "Most Secret and Personal" proposing to submit Lord Louis Mountbatten's name to King George VI [as Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] and commenting that they: have settled the difficulties regarding the South East Asia Command; that they have not been able to determine how much the floods in Burma have delayed the operations there; that he has received permission to have a Liason Officer at General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] headquarters and informing them of the United States attitude towards acknowledging the French Committee of National Liberation. 20 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/37 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee containing the draft of a text which they propose to send to Dr T V Soong [Chinese Foreign Minister] informing him of the arrangements to build up the air route to China; that they are intending to carry out a large operation in Burma and stating that an amphibious operation against Japan will be launched in 1944 Copy. 22 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/38 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to King George VI informing him that everyone at the conference is pleased with Lord Louis Mountbatten's appointment as Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia and containing a suggested draft for the announcement of this new position Copy. 24 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/39-40 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and the War Cabinet marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on the successes of the conference and informing them that President Roosevelt was very offended by the tone of the message from the Soviet Union and stating that the conference has affected his health and asking for a few days rest before making his broadcast and travelling to Washington Copy. 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/41 Note marked "Tel is [?] 25 Aug" Annotated: "Type". 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/42-43 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to Clement Attlee marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a telegram from him to President Roosevelt stating that as Marshal Stalin's last two messages have been more civil, that they should agree to the secondary meeting and to the setting up of the Commission and suggesting an interim message which could be sent to Stalin and commenting on his views towards Stalin's requests Copy. 27 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/44 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (Lord President of the Council) marked "Private and Personal" informing him of the suggested next steps for the Tube alloys project [atomic bomb research], stating that it has been proposed that British Scientists should be sent to the United States and noting why problems arose before with Sir Wallace Akers [Director of Atomic Energy Research, under Department of Industrial and Scientific Research] asking his opinion on this matter. 27 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/45 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to King George VI thanking him for his letter and stating how pleased he is that Dickie's [Lord Louis Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations to be Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] appointment has received such universal acclaim Copy. 30 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/46 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] commenting on Sir Reginald Leeper's [British Ambassador to Greece] telegram stating that he does not explain why he allowed the six Greeks to be sent back from the airfield, flouting settled policy and adding that he believes that they should be returned to Greece. 30 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/47 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to Chiefs of Staff Committee marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham's [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] message requires urgent attention and commenting that he was against moving the forces from a decisive battle to take part in air bombardment and suggesting that this message should be sent to the Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington [United States] and try to gain their agreement that these troops should remain Copy. 31 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/129/48 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada)] to Clement Attlee and Chiefs of Staff informing them that during the Canadian War Committee it was expressed that they hoped that a second Canadian Division could be despatched to the Mediterranean Theatre and asking them what can be done about this Copy. 01 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/49 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Oliver Lyttelton (Minister of Production) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should not credit himself with the losses which occurred during the public holidays as these should already have been accounted for, and commenting that the most serious shortfall is that of Cromwell's and adding that he does not comment on how these losses have affected his asking the United States for more Sherman tanks Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/50 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) asking if the First Armoured Division is ready for battle and suggesting General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] for the position of Liason Officer at General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] headquarters Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/51 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Clement Attlee asking him to inform him of the Cabinet's view towards President Roosevelt's letter to Eamon De Valera [Prime Minister of Ireland] and stating that he believes that the letter should be sent Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/52 Note marked "Tel of 2 Sep to Attlee" Manuscript. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/53 Telegram from WSC to Clement Attlee marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the changes of Command and commenting on his opinion of those appointed and informing him that he is to have a Liason Officer at General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] headquarter's and noting the reaction of Lord Louis Mountbatten's [Chief of Combined Operations to become Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] appointment and detailing the changes in personnel which this move will cause Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/54 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and the Chief of Staff marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing a message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] from him and President Roosevelt informing him that they approve of his plans to launch Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] and to land an airbourne division near Rome [Italy] Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/55 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he is glad to see that Marshal Stalin has agreed to a French representative on the Commission, and commenting that he believes that they will be a useful member and informing him that he pressed for a French and not a Greek representative as the French army will soon be active in this theatre and commenting on thee possible location of this commission Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/56 Note marked "Tel of 2 Sep to Attlee and Eden" Manuscript. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/57 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden commenting on the risks of Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/58 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee stating that he is unhappy about the cabinets decision regarding the Christmas telegrams to the troops as he cannot agree that the troops abroad should be cut off from receiving any telegrams in order to ease the festivities of the general public Copy. 02 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/59 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him that he has spoken to President Roosevelt regarding the French Committee of National Liberation and commenting on the benefits of having four members on the Commission and stating that he agrees to the beginning of the meeting being staged in Sicily and noting that President Roosevelt agrees to the meeting of the three Foreign Minister's to take place in Britain and detailing some of the items which could be on the agenda and specifying the dates on which they could take place Copy. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/60 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that the signing of the document may already have taken place and that the best solution would be to have a ceremonial signature in a few weeks time Copy. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/61 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Chiefs of Staff marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the transference of the Canadian Division and asking him to consider postponing their movement in order that they can travel in the ships which bring the first of the seven British Divisions from the Mediterranean to Britain Copy. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/62 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him that President Roosevelt does not approve of Edinburgh or London as suitable locations [for the conference of the three Foreign Minister's] and is therefore suggesting Casablanca Copy. 03 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/63 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that due to the early launch of Avalanche [Invasion of Italy at Salerno] he is staying on this side [of the Atlantic Ocean] until the 14th September and that he would return to Abraham [Quebec] on the 7th September Copy. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/64 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he had a further discussion with President Roosevelt and feels that if the Soviet Union indicated that their preference was London, that Roosevelt would agree to this location and commenting that they should suggest London in their proposals to both countries Copy. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/65 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that he has had a further discussion with President Roosevelt and asking them to send a couple of messages to the Soviet Union and commenting that he is happy with the proposal of Windsor as the location for the meeting of the Foreign Minister's and notifying them of Roosevelts suggestion that a couple of members of their Chiefs of Staff should be present to offer military advice Copy. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/66 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he is concerned by the amount of speculation in the press regarding the situation in Italy and asking them to try and control this. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/67 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that he has decided to return to Washington [United States] from Boston [United States] and providing the dates of his journey. 04 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/68 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] containing the text of President Roosevelt's message to Marshal Stalin suggesting a date for the meeting of the Foreign Ministers and commenting on the location of this meeting and informing him of his choice to represent the United States and suggesting a meeting with him and WSC at the end of the year and commenting on the establishment of a Commission to carry out the settlements with Italy and adding that he has no objection to the French taking part. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/69 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] containing a memorandum to the Chiefs of Staff given to him by President Roosevelt, as he is concerned about it, stating that the rules prescribed by the Admiralty for British Ships and Aircraft in Spanish an Portuguese territorial waters and that they do not apply to the United States forces. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/70-71 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he cannot agree with the comments of his colleagues and fails to understands why the public would be outraged if pressure was to be brought on Southern Ireland, and commenting on the ways in which Ireland has hampered their war efforts and stating that he does not feel that Anglo American relations will suffer from the complaints of the United States against the misdeeds of Southern Ireland and detailing why he is keen for the Irish question to be raised again. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/72 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they should wait until the Italian position has become clear and then warn the Germans that they will retaliate if they use gas on Italy and informing them that President Roosevelt suggested that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] should make this announcement on their behalf's when he judges that the time is right. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/73 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Oliver Lyttelton (Minister of Production), A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty), Lord Leathers (Minister of War Transport) and the Chiefs of Staff stating that the landing crafts still impose serious limitation on their operations and commenting that the initial assault in Overlord [Liberation of France] should be increased by 25% and asking them to see what can be done to increase output. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/74 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] commenting on President Roosevelt's plans of the commission and reporting on the changed position of Sumner Welles (Under Secretary of State, United States) during the conference of the Foreign Minister's and informing them of his plans for departure. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/75 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him what they should say to the Soviet Union regarding the removal of British troops from the North of the Soviet Union and commenting on how this will affect the convoys through the Arctic routes and asking him to inform him of the objections of the Admiralty and of the Air Force to this suggestion and to report on the position of the two British merchant seamen sentenced to long terms of penal servitude. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/76 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on the desertion of Hungary from the axis powers and suggesting what course of action should be taken. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/77 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) informing him that he called Lieutenant General Henry Pownall [Commander in Chief Persia and Iraq] to see if he was fit enough to work with Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia]. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/78 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him that he has stated that he believes that it would be unwise to break up the existing organisation of the combined Chiefs of Staff until a solid world arrangement has been established. 06 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/79-80 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and Chiefs of Staff Committee and marked "His Majesty the King to see. Most Secret and Personal" stating that now the Italians have surrendered unconditionally they should try to make them fight Germany and commenting on their plans to send a powerful fleet against Japan in the Pacific Ocean and informing them of President Roosevelt's initial agreement with his idea to maintain the establishment of the Combined Chiefs of Staff for the next ten years and commenting on the benefits of this plan. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/81 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" asking him to obtain a report on the workings of AMGOT (Allied Military Government) in good time before the debate. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/82 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and Acting Minister of Information marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on an article by the General regarding future military operations and asking them to try to stamp out speculation of this nature. 07 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/83 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] containing an announcement which will be made by General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army], if he feels that the situation demands it, warning the Germans that if they use gas on Italy, they will retaliate using the same means and stating that there was no time to gain Marshal Stalin's agreement and that he has written to him informing him of their actions. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/84 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he has informed Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] of the text and the time of General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] announcement and adding that he and President Roosevelt, at the same time as Eisenhower's announcement, will publish the text and add that the armistice is purely a military agreement and that no political or financial terms are included. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/85 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that they should remain silent on the matter until they see how General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] broadcast has been received and adding that he should not judge Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] too harshly and that he is glad that he warned them instead of leading the Allied airbourne troops into a trap Copy. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/86 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] amending his text and stating that President Roosevelt has read his telegram and that he saw no reason why he should not proceed as proposed Copy. 08 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/87 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should send his telegrams to King George II of Greece and adding that President Roosevelt is in agreement with this and will try to back him up in a couple of days Copy. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/88 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and the Chiefs of Staff informing them that he has arranged for a meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff that afternoon, but that no decisions will be made. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/89-92 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and the Chiefs of Staff containing a paper for the plenary meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff stating that: the Italian fleet and the British fleet employed to contain her should be used to intensify the war against Japan; that the public should be told of their plan to allow Italy to fight against Germany; that they should press on as far as possible in Italy but that they should not go as far as Lombardy as they will need all their strength for Overlord [Liberation of France]; that they should make plans to attack the Germans in the Balkans and commenting on their future plans for Sardinia, Corsica and Rhodes. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/93 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he does not believe that they will agree to the withdrawal which he suggested and commenting that if they continue to be stubborn them he will drop the subject and not remove the personnel and adding that he should continue to press the Soviet Ambassador. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/94 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he had a long talk with President Roosevelt regarding the situation in Italy and stating that he told the President that they must decide on their attitude towards the Italian Government, if they were to fight with them against the Germans, then they should not weaken their position and that if Count Carlo Sforza was to go at all, he should go to General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] headquarters, where he could be kept under control. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/95 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty) informing him that a member of his party [First Sea Lord] has had a breakdown and that he is bringing him with him and that responsibility for all operational matters will lie with Vice Admiral Neville Syfret [Vice Chief of Naval Staff] and listing the indiviuals who should be told about this incident Copy. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/96 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty) stating First Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Dudley Pound] Copy. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/97 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he agrees with his points and that he hopes that he will put them to the dominion Prime Ministers Copy. 09 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/98 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Vice Admiral Sir Neville Syfret [Vice Chief of Naval Staff] asking him to submit a good plan for the movement of the British battle squadron through the Pacific Ocean to the Indian stations and listing the names of the ships which he would like to have a report on their condition and adding that he should not allow matters to interfere with him establishing an early sailing date. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/99 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) and General Sir Alan Brook [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should certainly appoint Sir Henry Pownall [Commander in Chief Persia and Iraq] as Lord Louis Mountbatten's [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] C G S [Chief of General Staff] Copy. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/100 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that if he and Clement Attlee feel that Benn [? William Wedgwood Benn, for the position of Vice President of Allied Control Commission for Italy] is the right man for the job, then he will agree, but listing a couple of individuals whom he suggests would be suitable for the position Copy. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/101 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that Lieutenant General Wilfrid Lindsell [Principal Administrative Officer, Indian Command] would be suitable for the position of principal administrative officer for India, but that he is not sure that he can be spared from the Mediterranean theatre and adding that he has no objection to Brigadier General Raymond Wheeler [Commanding General of the Services of Supply for United States Forces in China, Burma and India] being offered this position, but that he believes that he may be appointed as Deputy Supreme Commander South East Asia Command Copy. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/102 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee and Chiefs of Staff stating that he cannot ask President Roosevelt to change any decisions recently made at Quadrant and concluding that if no other means can be found to bring back the additional British Division from the Mediterranean to make up for the loss to Overlord [Liberation of France] caused by the outward move of the Canadians, then he will have to tell Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] that the Canadian division cannot be moved at the present moment Copy. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/103 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he prefers the proposal by the Combined Civil Affairs Committee and that he must bear in mind the changes which are occurring in the commands Copy. 10 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/104 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should explain to the Soviet Government that matters in the Dominion Governments are not decided on such commissioners by votes or numbers and that if this fails they should establish two commissions, one to deal with atrocities in Europe and the other to deal with them elsewhere and adding that he should discover the position of the Dominions during the Paris Peace Conference and use this as his guideline Copy. 11 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/105 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that they should put pressure on Spain to allow Italian ships to leave their harbours for ports designated by Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre). 11 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/106-07 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to A V Alexander (First Lord of the Admiralty) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is disappointed by his last message and asking him why it is taking so long to make such minor changes and containing his own plan to manoeuvre the ships to the Indian Ocean. 13 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/108-09 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Chiefs of Staff Committee marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking them if there are any spare divisions which could be used in the build up of Italy and stating that they should try to get at least sixteen divisions into Italy by November and commenting on their plans to repatriate the Italian ships. 13 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/110-11 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the future Foreign Minister's conference in the Soviet Union, commenting on: Eden's position there; the United States representatives; the agenda and the location and date of the meeting Copy. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/112 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that President Roosevelt has agreed to his minute recommending the establishment of an Anglo-American emergency propaganda committees for the Pacific, European and South East Asian Theatres and containing a copy of the minute Copy. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/113 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] informing him that President Roosevelt is discouraging the visit of Amir Abdul Illah (Regent of Iraq) to the United States due to the visit of Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia]. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/114 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that he showed President Roosevelt, Sir Alexander Cadogan's [Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] note regarding the exchange of military information with the Soviet Union and discussing the possibility of changing the Anglo Soviet agreement to a tripartite agreement with the United States and commenting on the President's response. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/115-16 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant (Quebec Conference, Canada) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and Lord Cranburne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] (Lord Privy Seal) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of President Roosevelt's reaction to the preliminary Commonwealth meeting in London or Canada, and stating that he will inform Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] of his reaction and commenting on the President's reaction to the proposed international conference. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/117 Note marked "NB Tel of 14 Sep to COS" Manuscript. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/118-19 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Chiefs of Staff stating that they should not write off the Italian Army and adding that they should exploit the situation in the Balkans without jeopardising the build up in Italy and commenting that there seems to be a lack of energy in the Middle East Command. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/120 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the proposed meeting of the "Big Three" and commenting on the difficulty of the location suggested. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/121 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that President Roosevelt has vetoed the publication of the Council of Four Minutes of the last war Copy. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/122 Note marked "Moscow Conference" Manuscript. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/123 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that Count Carlos Sforza's visit to the Mediterranean has been delayed Copy. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/124 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that President Roosevelt feels that they should broach the subject of a post war world organisation with Marshal Stalin at the conference for Foreign Secretaries and detailing the President's vision of the nations united. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/125-26 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff and Brigadier Hollis for the Chiefs of Staff asking for news of the divisions which he has been promised and commenting that it is a disgrace that the First Armoured Division is in such a state and that it will not be ready before mid January and noting that he will be asking General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] for an explanation for this. 14 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/127 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should press for the Spitfire squadron, given that they will soon have to put the United States request regarding Lifebelt [Operations against Portuguese Atlantic Islands] to Portugal Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/128 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing some amendments to be made to his telegram to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/129 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] asking him why he has promoted Sir Roger Lumley from Captain to Major General. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/130 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that these ships are their property as they have surrendered and are not on the same footing as interned vessels and commenting that he hopes that he is putting the some pressure on Spain to deliver these vessels immediately. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/131 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Brigadier Sir Edward Jacob [Junior Assistant Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him if he has taken any later view than this and if any decision has been made regarding publicity and asking him for Professor Lord Cherwell's [Earlier Frederick A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] views Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/132 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that President Roosevelt has handed him a draft declaration on "National Independence" and stating that the matter will need close attention and asking them to examine the matter and advise him on his return Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/133 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Chiefs of Staff Committee stating that no harm should be done to the armament which takes over two weeks to repair. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/134 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret" stating that he agrees with the revised terms and that he should send it to President Roosevelt and make any alteration which he feels are necessary Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/135 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Chiefs of Staff explaining the comments of his recent telegram regarding their operation in Italy stating that he did not suggest that they should adopt an defensive stance merely that they should advance to a fixed point and seal off the lower part of Italy by the use of a fortified line Copy. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/136-37 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Clement Attlee and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] stating that he is surprised that Sir John Maffey should have such a decided opinion regarding Ireland without having consulted the Cabinet and adding that they must have an Irish policy, and explaining why and commenting that they could reopen the Irish question by disclosing the differences between the United States and Ireland and adding that he will inform President Roosevelt that Maffey speech was made without Cabinet authority. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/138 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret" asking him to send him a draft of the revised copy of his telegram to Marshal Stalin, containing President Roosevelt's comments Copy. 16 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/139 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty) stating that they will discuss the matter next week, in light of the events in the Mediterranean Copy. 18 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/140 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] asking him to try to arrange for the 25 questions which he is due to answer on Tuesday 21st September to be postponed until Wednesday 22nd September and adding that the speech will last about one and a half hours Copy. 18 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/129/141 Telegram from WSC (Quadrant [Quebec Conference, Canada]) to A V Alexander (First Lord of the Admiralty) marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him to provide him with the latest news about Source Copy. 19 Sep 1943