Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/160

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Date: 18 Mar 1944 - 02 Apr 1944

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CHAR 20/160/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T601/4-T700/4". [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/160/2 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/3 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] informing him that Marshal Tito's [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] suggestion that King Petar of Yugoslavia should join the new Partisan training squadron does not meet the policy of the British Government that the King should return to Yugoslavia and commenting that he hopes that he will be able to persuade him to make a more suitable offer and noting that he might have misinterpreted the Foreign Secretary's [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] meaning stating that he was not asking if Tito would extend the basis of his government to include representative Yugoslavs, but for the King to create a new Government in Yugoslavia with which Tito would be associated. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/4 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" referring to a message from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] stating that it will show him all the possibilities which are open in this theatre. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/5 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has shown Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] his proposed message to President Ismet Inonu [of Turkey] and containing his reply suggesting that they should delay sending the President's message until they have decided what they want the Turks to do. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/6-7 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has received various complaints from relations of officers in the Eighth Army regarding the subversive character of the "Eighth Army News" and containing an example of a letter of complaint and stating that he should ensure that the political attacks contained in these papers are stopped. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/8-9 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on Britain's relationship with Northern Ireland stating that he does not intend to stop trade between them, but that he does intend to stop all vessels leaving Ireland to other foreign ports until Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] is launched and adding that they are also restricting all communications but claiming that this is not done out of spite, but to assist with the war effort. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/10 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that arrangements have been made to transfer the requested aircraft to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] and stating that the Commanding General and the United States Army Air and Army Forces have been notified that Mountbatten should ask the British Chiefs of Staff for any additional aircraft which is needed for the remainder of the dry season. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/11 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message which he has sent to Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] regarding the arrival in the Soviet Union of Milwaukee [United States vessel on loan to the Soviet Union] and asking him to inform him that arrangements have been made for the return of the personnel on board the vessel. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/12 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him that he has shown all the telegrams [between WSC and President Roosevelt] to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] and General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] Copy. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/13 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret, Private and Confidential" stating that it is clear that the enemy are planning to recover the Island of Vis and that they should surely carry their work through there and asking him what he is doing about it Initialled. Copy. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/14 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 19 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/15 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Secret. Private and Confidential" asking him why he has only tried to break the enemies defence at the passage by the Cassino Monastery and suggesting that he should try an alternative position of attack Initials in typescript. Copy. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/16 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is notifying his Ministers and senior officials to guard against making references in public statements concerning the character and timing of forthcoming operations]. 19 Mar 1944 - 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/17 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has been looking into the whole question of the army newspapers and reporting that the editor of the Eighth Army newspaper has been sacked and promising to do everything in his power to raise their tone Copy. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/18 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting he had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] and stating that he was informed that Stalin wished to divorce himself from military matters in order that he may concentrate more fully on military aspects of the war and commenting that he wished that he has been informed sooner. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/19 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] marked "Most Secret and Personal" suggesting that the Foreign Office should draw up a paper on past Soviet Union foreign policy for the Prime Minister's conference to enable them to discuss post war national defence. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/20-21 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union]to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting he had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] in which Molotov aired his views on the Curzon line and described the Soviet Union's attitude towards the Poles. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/22 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has sent a message to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] asking him to use his Yunnan troops to assist in the operations in Burma [under Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] Signature in typescript. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/23 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is obliged to take a rest for a few weeks in a suitable climate due to ill health and adding that he will not therefore be able to meet him in April and asking him if he wishes him to send his Chiefs of Staff to Bermuda, in his place Signature in typescript. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/24 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/25-28 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" explaining his reasons why the site of the Monastery at Monte Cassino [Italy] was the place chosen to mount their repeated attacks on the enemy and explaining why these attacks have been unsuccessful and informing him that a plan to enter the Liri valley will soon be launched by the Eighth Army. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is grieved [regarding the fact that President Roosevelt is unwell and will not be able to attend their planned meeting in Bermuda in April] and adding that there is little point in having a staff meeting if he is unable to attend and that he hopes that he is still planning to visit Britain for the great event once he has fully recovered. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/30-31 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the strength of the expected enemy airborne attack of the Vis garrison and reporting on the strength within the garrison and informing him that it has been reinforced with British anti aircraft guns and commenting that the main concern is the weather. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/32 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his full explanation [see CHAR 20/160/25-28] and stating that he hopes that he will not have to call off the operation. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/33 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting in the number of troops which he has under his command and noting the fact that he is expecting a pause before the offensive is renewed in Italy and suggesting that he ought to make sure that the Vis garrison is properly defended. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/34-35 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" assuring him that he did not leak details of their private correspondence and informing him that the Soviet Embassy in London leaked information to the British and United States press and notifying him that he will have to make a statement in the House of Commons regarding the Polish question and summarising what he intends to say. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/36-37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt containing CHAR 20/160/34-35Copy. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/38 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/39 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that Marshal Tito understands that he wishes King Petar of Yugoslavia to form a new government and that he wishes Tito to be a part of it and that Tito will shortly send him a reply to his message. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/40 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" stating that he feels that the term "Judicial murder" with regard to Pierre Pucheu's possible execution, is too strong and informing him of the crimes which it has been proved that he committed. 20 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/41 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has seen his telegrams regarding Italy and reporting on the internal situation in Italy. 20 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/42-43 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the situation in Burma stating that General Orde Wingate [Commander of the Special Force, India Command] has captured Mawlu and commenting on the known number of enemy casualties and informing him of the arrival of the Fifth Division, mules and jeeps. 20 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/44 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper (Algiers) [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not agree with him [regarding the rightful execution of Pierre Pucheu] and commenting that this shows that these people [French National Committee of Liberation] are unfit to be entrusted with unbridled power. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/45 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he is taking steps to reinforce the garrison at Vis and reporting that the Commando operation was successful against Solta [Yugoslavia] and that they intend to attack Hvar [Yugoslavia] next Copy. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/46 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC informing him that the plane [which was being sent to him] was damaged on landing at Kunming [China] and adding that he will report again when he has spoken to the pilot. 21 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/47-48 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding his suggestion to send a small party to Australia to investigate the possibilities and facilities for creating a base for the British Navy and reporting on the views of the Australian Chiefs of Staff. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/49 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC stating that it would be a great benefit for him to have any indication of Soviet Union policy towards Yugoslavia and explaining why this would be of use to him. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/50 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/51 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has told the Chiefs of Staff [of the cancellation of their proposed meeting in Bermuda in April due to the ill health of President Roosevelt] and stating that he hopes that they will be able to meet before the great event is launched Copy. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for informing him of the present position of the Anglo Soviet disagreement regarding Poland and commenting that he hopes that his strategy will secure them the best possible advantage Copy. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/53-54 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a message from General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] asking for four more squadrons and containing a message from General Sir George Giffard [Commander in Chief of the 11th Army Group, South East Asia Command] and General William Slim supporting this [Commander South East Asia Command] request. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/55 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Good" in reply to his recent message [see CHAR 20/ 160/45]. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/56 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" stating that he cannot understand General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] recent outburst in his message to him commenting that he has given him his personal backing and informing him that Wingate has sent several hysterical messages recently Copy. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/57 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] was concerned to hear their decision not to continue building Lancasters at the Vickers factory in Montreal, but to produce United States type civil planes for post war purposes and asking him to reverse this decision and promising to send him the designs of the Tudor aircraft (designed for post war use) when they are ready. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/58 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Private" stating that he did not think that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] message was hysterical and informing him that he proposes to mention Wingate's name in his broadcast on Sunday [25th March] and asking him for precise information regarding Wingate's requests for additional air craft and whether he supports this request. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/59 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative to Chiang Kai Shek] informing him that President Roosevelt has sent a message to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] asking him to use his Yunnan troops to assist Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] in Burma and commenting that he should inform Chiang Kai Shek, if the opportunity arises, that he supports this request. 23 Mar 1944 - 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/60 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he is sending him the latest news, as instructed Copy. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/61 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting he had with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] in which he asked him if he could authorise him to tell WSC that he may announce in the House of Commons that the Polish question was not closed and commenting that Molotov stated that he would have to consult with Marshal Stalin. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/62 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/63 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his message. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/64 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean] marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting that one partisan Division in Yugoslavia in the Majevica area is in urgent need of more ammunition and adding that 2500 partisans have been wounded in this area and asking him if he is able to do anything about this. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/65 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] reporting on the damage of the plane which landed at Kunming [China] and informing him that he there are no United States planes available. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/66 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" explaining why he raised the question of the dollar position. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/67 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/68-70 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Top Secret and Personal" containing a message for Andrei Vyshinski [Deputy Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union] stating that he is surprised at their suggestion that British and United States crews should take the vessels [which they are lending to the Soviet Union] to the northern ports of the Soviet Union and listing the disadvantages of this suggestion and insisting that if they wish to borrow these ships, they must collect them from Britain Initials in typescript. Annotated "Not Sent" across the pages. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/71 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean] marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him to inform him of the number of casualties in the New Zealand and 4th British Indian Divisions since their entry into the Cassino battles. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/72-74 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" in reply to his messages regarding the Polish question stating that: he believes that his messages are full of threats; that he is breaking the Teheran agreement by claiming that the Curzon line is unjust; that he does not regard the Soviet Union and Poland are at war and that he cannot understand why he should mention an Armistice conference; that his proposed speech to the House of Commons is offensive to the Soviet Union and commenting that "the method of threats and discrediting, if it continues in the future, will not conduce to our collaboration" Signature in typescript. 23 Mar 1944 - 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/75 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he is discussing the request [from Wingate] for additional aircraft with the Commanders in Chief and suggesting that when he mentions General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] name [in his broadcast] that he should stress that the forces under his command have been re-equipped and retrained in accordance with the lessons learnt from last year and reporting that the operations at Mawlu [Burma] have resulted in blocking road and rail communications in Myitkyina and on the number of known enemy casualties. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/76 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has just heard that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] is missing, reporting that he left Imphal [Burma] yesterday for his new headquarters, by air and that he never returned and that they have discovered a wrecked aircraft in the jungle but that it will take some time before they are able to reach it, and suggesting that he should not mention this in his broadcast as "there is a definite chance he may still be alive". 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/77 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the official request for four Dakota squadrons has arrived from General William Slim [Commander South East Asia Command] and Air Marshal Sir John Baldwin [Commander No.3 Tactical Air Force] and adding that he strongly supports this request. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/78 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/79 Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he appreciates the high honour which the City of London has conferred upon him and asking him to inform the appropriate authorities that he accepts this award. 25 Mar 1944 - 26 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/80 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing that he has looked into his allegation that members of the Soviet Embassy in London are guilty of leaking information and informing him that this enquiry has shown that neither the Embassy or Feodor Gousev [Soviet Union Ambassador in Britain] are guilty and stating that Gousev is willing to undertake his own investigation to prove his innocence Signature in typescript. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/81 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC marked "Immediate" informing him that he has spoken to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and that has stated that he is looking into the question of using the Yunnan force and that he will give him a reply in a few days time. 25 Mar 1944 - 26 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/82 Telegram from the Commander of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 26 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/83 Telegram from WSC to Algiers [Duff Cooper, British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he received his message when he was with General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] and that he was surprised to hear of Rene Massigli's [French Foreign Affairs Minister] suggesting that Eisenhower was not in agreement with President Roosevelt and commenting that they are both in agreement with President Roosevelt and that they rate the safety of their expeditionary Army higher than the satisfaction of the French vengeance groups. 27 Mar 1944 - 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/84 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia (John Curtin) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he will not be able to arrive in London until the 1st May and asking him to postpone all discussions until his arrival. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/85 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the latest reports show that the fighting is still in progress and that the British Liaison Officer states that the position is improving and notifying him that two aeroplane loads of ammunition was dropped to the Partisan Division Copy. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/86 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that full details of the casualties in the 78th British Division, the 85th Division and the 4th Indian Division covering the period, 15th to 23rd March have been sent to the War Office and adding that he will forward complete figures for casualties in these divisions as soon as they are available Copy. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/87 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/88 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is grieved to hear his news [that General Orde Wingate, Commander Special Force, India Command, is missing] and commenting that he should keep this news a secret until the battle has been decided and informing him that they will do their best to secure the additional aircraft which he requested. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/89 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" marked "good" in reply to his recent message [see CHAR 20/160/85]. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/90-92 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on British and United States policy in South East Asia and stating: that Forces will not be removed from Upper Burma for the sake of Culverin [Attack on the Japanese held Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia]; that he is pleased with their operation in Burma; that they are studying the possibility of an amphibious attack across the Bay of Bengal and informing him that General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] is missing and is probably dead and explaining the circumstances of this tragedy. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/93 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Top Secret. Private" containing a message for General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] asking him to come and visit him as there are many matters which he wishes to discuss with him. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/94 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten (Delhi [India]) [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Top Secret" reporting the probable death of General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] stating that they are unable to identify any of the human remains in the wreckage of the aircraft, but that Wingate's unusual shaped topee [hat] was found amongst the wreckage, and informing him that Brigadier Walter Lentaigne (Commander of the 111th Brigade) will succeed him and that once Wingate's wife has been informed, he intends to issue a statement that Wingate is missing and then to start a whispering campaign that he is in reality engaged in a bold expedition Copy. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/95 Telegram from the Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/96 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "Most Secret and Personal" concerning the meeting of the Prime Ministers stating that there will be no formal opening meeting as he does not see this as a conference, but commenting that King George VI was intending to give a dinner on 1st May and informing him that a Boeing flying boat will be at his disposal in Baltimore [United States] from 25th April and commenting that if he is able to be at Baltimore on the 27th or 28th April, he believes that he will be in time for 1st May. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/97 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] refuses to allow King Petar of Yugoslavia to return to Yugoslavia with the intention of establishing a new government and commenting that King Petar's support of Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] has lost him the loyalty of the Partisans and commenting on Marshal Tito's motives in this question. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/98 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" explaining why it has been decided to produce post war civil air crafts at the Vickers factory in Canada. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/99 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC containing a message from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] stating that the Yugoslav anti Fascist Council of National Liberation has decided that King Petar of Yugoslavia cannot return to his country until the war has ended, when the form of the Government will be decided by a general plebiscite and explaining the reasons for this decision. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/100 Telegram from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Secret" stating that he believes that King Petar of Yugoslavia should have made amends for the wrongs done to those who are fighting for the liberation of their country. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/101 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/102 Same as CHAR 20/142A/84. 29 Mar 1944 - 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/103 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Commander in Chief South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" stating that he does not think that it will be possible to keep General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] death a secret and suggesting that they should release the news on Saturday [1st April] Copy. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/104 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC informing him that Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] has given Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell [Commander of the United States Army Forces in China, Burma and India] one of his Yunnan Divisions and commenting that he will give no more assistance for the present and notifying him that he is leaving for Delhi [India] as soon as his aircraft is prepared. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/105 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that on 2nd April he is holding a full scale Army Commanders Conference concerning the forthcoming offensive and stating that he will be available after this date to travel to Britain to see him. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/106 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is deeply grieved at the death of General Orde Wingate [Commander of the Special Force, India Command] describing him as a "man of genius, who might have been a man of destiny" and commenting on his deception plan [initiating a whispering campaign claiming that Wingate is in a secret location planning another offensive] stating that he does not believe that it would be effective and suggesting that he should abandon it and announce the death of Wingate on Saturday 1st April and adding that Wingate's wife has been informed of his death. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/107-109 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that they cannot obtain a complete embargo on Spanish wolfram exports for the whole of this year and commenting that they must decide whether they will accept some slight compromise or prolong the present deadlock and suggesting that they should ask their ambassadors in Spain to accept the best deal they can achieve regarding the export of wolfram and explaining why he believes that this is their best option. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/110-111 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting the views of the United States Chiefs of Staff regarding the operations in Upper Burma, commenting that their main difference of opinion is that the United States think that they can capture Upper Burma and that they do not think that they can and commenting that he does not think that the United States Chiefs of Staff have abandoned the idea of an amphibious attack across the Bay of Bengal and that they have drawn up a broad concept for the defeat of Japan. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/112 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/113 Same as CHAR 20/142A/85. 30 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/114 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/160/115 Same as CHAR 20/142A/89. 31 Mar 1944 - 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/116 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is sending him copies of his recent correspondence with Marshal Stalin and commenting that he does not believe that the Soviet Union wishes to break relations with Britain of the United States and suggesting that he should invite Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] to the United States to show the Soviet Union that they are interested in Poland's fate. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/117 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" sending him CHAR 20/160/72-74 and CHAR 20/160/80 [the text of these telegrams are not given, it is merely requested that they are repeated. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/118-120 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a proposed telegram to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] which sets out that War Cabinets reactions to Marshal Stalin's recent letter stating: that WSC has not departed from the agreements reached at Teheran; that WSC has urged the Poles to accept the Curzon line; that they regret the fact that Marshal Stalin is unable to accept the agreement reached on February 21st; that WSC never suggested that a war was being waged between the United States and Poland; that the British Government must continue to recognise the Polish Government in London as the official Government of Poland and that if the Soviet Union see no prospect of reaching an agreement with Poland, Britain will relinquish its role as mediator and adding that WSC will have to make a statement to this effect. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/121 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that he will be able to visit Britain and commenting that he was distressed to hear that he had to postpone his renewed attack for a month and noting that the United States Chiefs of Staff were equally upset and that they think that it is a plan to cancel Anvil [Invasion of south France]. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/122 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for the arrangements which he has made for his journey across the Atlantic and informing him that he has decided to shorten his visit to the United States and that he will therefore be available on 28th April at Baltimore. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/123-124 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he hopes that arrangements are being made for the speedy delivery of his telegrams whilst he is in a more "suitable climate" and commenting that the has had some trouble recently and that the House of Commons have come to his aid Initialled. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/125 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] marked "Private, Personal and Secret" thanking him for his letters and informing him that he will shortly be sending Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and containing a message for Randolph Churchill stating that he was delighted to receive his letter and asking him to write more often and informing him that the House of Commons have proved themselves to be a rock on which war can be waged and adding that he is keeping Winston Churchill in the country where it is safer and noting that he sees him everyday and that his mother Pamela Churchill [later Harriman] sees him every week. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/160/126 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley] reporting on a meeting he had with Henry Morgenthau [Secretary of the Treasury, United States] in which Morgenthau assured him that he was not intending to renege on his previous statement, but commenting that this assurance was in no way binding. 30 Mar 1944 - 01 Apr 1944