Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/161

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Date: 01 Apr 1944 - 13 Apr 1944

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CHAR 20/161/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams serial No's T701/4-T800/4". [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/161/2 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/3 Same as CHAR 20/142A/92. 01 Apr 1944 - 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/4 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] has asked him to accept the visit of Colonel Velebit (Head of the Partisan Headquarters in Yugoslavia) and listing the points which Marshal Tito wishes him to discuss with the Colonel and stating that due to the military importance of the items listed, he has agreed to this visit and adding that discussions will be strictly limited to military matters Copy. 01 Apr 1944 - 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/5 Same as CHAR 20/150/10. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/6 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" in reply to his recent message [see CHAR 20/161/4] asking him to help them all he can and to let him know of the probable date [regarding the visit of Colonel Velebit, head of the Partisan liaison Mission and Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean, Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito]. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/7 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/8 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC stating that he is distressed that it has been suggested that his date for the forthcoming operation has been based on anything other than operational reasons and explaining why the delay for the launch of the operation has occurred and noting that he enquired whether the date he had chosen was the best date for Overlord [Liberation of Normandy] and adding that he will explain everything to him when he returns to London Copy. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/9 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that York [WSC's private aircraft] will be at Algiers on April 6th and adding that he is looking forward to talking with him. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/161/10 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has shown General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] the proposed directive of the Chiefs of Staff and reporting that he is very satisfied with it and asking him to explain to the United States Chiefs of Staff that they are prepared to consider other alternatives and to inform them that General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy. 03 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/11 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has been informed that the Soviet Union have decided not to take part in the I L O conference in Philadelphia [United States] and asking him to send Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour] to the conference in order to maintain its prestige Copy. 03 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/12 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 03 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/13 Same as CHAR 20/142A/99. 03 Apr 1944 - 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/14 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that he is sending him a report from the British Chiefs of Staff regarding L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] and reporting that they are trying to increase their output of these vessels as they are concerned that by the Spring of 1945 there will be a shortage and asking him not to reduce their output of L S T's as these additional crafts will help to make up their shortage. 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/15 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and the Secretary of States [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" informing him that Mayor Fiorello la Guardia [Mayor of New York, United States] has asked if either he, or Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] or General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] could appear in New York to celebrate the "I am an American" day on 21st May and that he told him that he thought that this was unlikely and that he asked if Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour] would be able to attend. 03 Apr 1944 - 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/16 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has decided to leave Baltimore [United States] on 27th April in order to ensure that he arrives in London on 1st May. 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/17 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that the United States Chiefs of Staff have tried to meet their point of view, but adding that they still press for increased priority for the preparations for Anvil [Invasion of south France]. 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/18 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/19 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his trip has been postponed and that he hopes to leave in four or five days and assuring him that the place where he is staying is fitted with communications equipment and notifying him that John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] and Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] will be there on the 26th April and asking him if there is anything which he wishes him to stress. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/20 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is reluctant to accept any kind of compromise concerning the exportation of wolfram from Spain and informing him that he is contacting the Department of State and asking them to work out with the British Embassy a mutually agreeable line to adopt. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/21 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has sent the York [WSC's private aircraft] for him and asking him to tell his headquarters to send him the ration strength and vehicles in the bridgehead and the main front and the number of days rations and ammunition. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/22 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a proposal for the March issue of the joint statement on the U boat warfare. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/23 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is in agreement with the security measure which he is taking regarding Ireland but commenting that he is concerned that preventing Irish ships from travelling to foreign ports might be seen to be imposing economic sanctions and adding that they are considering sending Eamon de Valera [Prime Minister of Ireland] a message stating that they are holding them responsible for the continued presence of Axis powers in Ireland. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/24 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] (to be repeated to General Harold Alexander, later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] asking him why there is such a delay in transferring the Greek troops from Egypt to Italy and suggesting that he should arrange for their immediate transfer, suggesting that they are open to contamination by revolutionaries in Egypt. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/25 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to the Greek Government (Cairo, Egypt) [Reginald Leeper] marked "Most Secret" containing a message to Emmanuel Tsouderos [Prime Minister of Greece] expressing surprise at his resignation and commenting that he has heard from King George II of Greece that he has not accepted his resignation and informing him that arrangements are being made to speed up the transfer of the Greek Brigade to Italy and to ensure that no disturbances are created in the Greek Navy for political purposes and adding that he will be doing his duty if he remains in his post until he has discuss matters with King George II Annotated. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/26 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he sees the next essential move in the Polish Soviet Union controversy is to rouse the Polish military power into effective action against Germany and commenting that he thought that his message to Marshal Stalin was considerate and beyond reasonable expectation and that he doubted how he could see a fault with it and adding that he is considering the advisability of inviting Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] to the United States. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/27 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/28 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to the Greek Government [Reginald Leeper] (Cairo) informing him that the action of the British authorities, as described, has been approved Annotated "Rioting by Greek troops in Cairo]. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/29 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] stating that he should impress upon Andrei Vyshinski [Deputy Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union] that there will be no change in their decision and that they will not reply to any reproaches Initialled. Annotated across the document "Not Sent". 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/30 Telegram from WSC to the British Charge D'Affairs to the Yugoslav Government [Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean] (Cairo [Egypt]) informing him that he is sending a message to President Roosevelt asking him not to send a separate Intelligence Mission to General Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] at the same time that Britain is withdrawing her officers as this would enable the Soviet Union to drive a wedge between them. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/31 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him not to send a separate Intelligence Mission to General Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] at the same time that Britain is withdrawing her officers as this would enable the Soviet Union to drive a wedge between them. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/32 Telegram from WSC to Algiers [Duff Cooper, British Representative on the French Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal and Most Secret" notifying him that they are weeding out every known Communist and stating that if there are any Communists on the French Committee or representatives sent to Britain, they will not be informed of any British or United States secrets. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/33-34 Telegram from WSC to Algiers [Duff Cooper, British Representative on the French National Committee of Liberation] marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him to pass a copy of the enclosed to General Wilson urging him to persuade General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] to reconsider his decision to resign and adding that if they fail to persuade him that they may invite him to Britain and adding that he has tried to ease the despatch of the Leclerc Division, but commenting that if the French Committee see the presence of the Leclerc Division as giving them a right to be informed of the military secrets of Overlord [Invasion of Normandy], that he doubts whether the Division would be seen to be worth having at that price. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/35-36 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to the Greek Government] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he must do his best to ensure that the members of the Greek Government remain in their posts and asking him to report to him daily Initials in typescript. Annotated across the page "Not Sent". 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/37-38 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" providing the number of casualties sustained by the 78th British Division, the 2nd New Zealand Division and the 4th Indian Division from 15th March to 31st March Copy. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/39 Telegram from WSC to the Minister Resident in Cairo [Egypt] congratulating him on the way in which he is handling the Romanian business. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/40 Telegram from General Harding to WSC marked "Personal" providing him with the ration strengths and ammunition holdings for the Bridgehead and the main front [Anzio, Invasion of Italy] Copy. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/41 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" in reply to his recent message [see CHAR 20/161/20 regarding the exportation of wolfram by Spain] stating that he is in agreement with him in principle and that he thinks that they can achieve more by the method which he now approves. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/42 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/43 Telegram from Emmanuel Tsouderos [Prime Minister of Greece] to WSC marked "Most Secret" explaining the reasons for his resignation and stating that the present uprising is anti royal in character and the result of a Communist plot and informing him that he will remain in his post until the present crisis has been solved and notifying him that he has sent a message to King George II of Greece urging him to come to an immediate decision regarding the crisis. 06 Apr 1944 - 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/44 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his message regarding Ireland and informing him of their decision to only suspend sailings from Ireland to the Iberian Peninsula and that Ireland has accepted this decision and thanking him for allowing him to first see any message which he sends to Eamon de Valera [Prime Minister of Ireland]. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/45 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Top Secret" informing him that they have had to take drastic measures to increase production of field and medium artillery ammunition and that a request for increased production has been sent by Britain to Canada and commenting that he sees this request as one of the most vital parts of the programme and noting that "For the first time this war the guns are hungry". 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/46 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force ] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has heard that he has commented that the Greek Brigade [in Egypt] is unfit for service due to the recent disorders and stressing that he has asked that the Brigade should be transferred as soon as possible and informing him of the details of his recent letter to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to the Greek Government]. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/47 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" explaining why the transfer of the Greek Brigade [from Cairo] to Italy has been delayed and informing him that the present plan is that the Greek Brigade will sail from Egypt from 18th April and commenting that he understands the political need to remove this Brigade as soon as possible. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/48 Telegram from the Resident Minister (Naples) [Harold Macmillan] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that: there is to be a probable change in the Italian Government and that it will be formed on an all party basis and stating that they must try to ensure that the new Government accepts the terms of the armistice and that Count Carlo Sforza [prominent anti fascist] should not be allowed to become Prime Minister or Foreign Secretary and listing the resolutions which he thinks should be adopted regarding the new Government and suggesting that they should be sent to the Commander in Chief. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/49 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees with the proposed submarine statement. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/51 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that the unfortunate situation which he foresaw seems to be occurring [see CHAR 20/161/24, regarding the contamination of the Greek Brigade in Egypt, by revolution] and commenting that they should try to move these men [Greek Brigade in Egypt] as soon as possible. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/52 Same as CHAR 20/142A/93. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/53 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] (Naples [Italy]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his information regarding the political situation in Italy and notifying him that he approves of his plan of action and commenting that he does not mind if King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates now, as long as Prince Umberto is created Lieutenant of the Realm and Marshal Pietro Badoglio remains Prime Minister of Italy and adding that he should try to keep Count Carlo Sforza [prominent anti fascist] out of any position of real power. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/54 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] marked "Personal and Secret" granting him permission to accept Marshal Tito's [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] invitation to visit their forces headquarters with a Partisan officer to discuss military matters. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/55 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Private" stating that it would be dangerous to transport the mutinous Greek units to Italy and suggesting that they should send the less troublesome members of the Greek brigade to the New Zealanders to be kept in order and that the mutinous members of the Greek brigade should be sent to French North Africa or Libya Copy. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/56 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to Greece, Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he has spoken to Emmanuel Tsouderos [Prime Minister of Greece] and Sophocles Venizelos [Minister of Marine] and that they have stated that they will remain in their posts until King George II of Greece returns and that they will support the three British Commanders in Chief and suggesting that King George II should return to Greece by the quickest possible route. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/57 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal, Private and Secret" stating what action should be taken regarding the mutinous Greek soldiers in Cairo [Egypt]. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/58 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Force] marked "Personal and Secret" stating what action should be taken regarding the mutinous Brigade [Greek Brigade in Cairo, Egypt]. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/59-60 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the British Government has considered their proposal for a limited relief scheme and commenting that he finds it difficult to accept that the British blockades are more likely to hurt their friends than their enemies and that a relief scheme at this present time is incompatible with their military and naval operations. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/61 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that on his advice, he has ordered that the United States Mission to Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] should not be sent. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/62 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he feels that Marshal Stalin should be informed of any changes to the plans of Anvil [Invasion of south of France] as a result of the recommendations of the Combined Chiefs of Staff. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/63 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC informing him of the action which is being taken regarding the mutinous Greek Brigade in Cairo [Egypt]. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/64 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC informing him that agrees with his proposed statement regarding the U boat warfare. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/65 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/66 Telegram from Duff Cooper (British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation) to WSC marked "Most Secret" regarding the resignation of General Henri Giraud (French Army Commander in Chief), informing him that Giraud has reconsidered his resignation and that he has notified General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Government] of this decision and that he has refused to accept the position of Inspector General and Military Adviser and that he is therefore placing the onus on General de Gaulle to dismiss him. 08 Apr 1944 - 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/67-68 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a letter which he has sent to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] in reply to his message regarding the participation of Canadian Forces in Allied operations which contains a report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commenting that if a Canadian Joint Staff Mission in London is to be established, the channels of communication between the Canadian Chiefs of Staff and the Supreme Commands must be through the Combined Chiefs of Staff and on the nature of any announcement which is to be made regarding the establishment of this Staff Mission. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/69 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of his concern regarding the demands of the French National Committee's demands on military matters and stating that they verge on being dictatorial and commenting that he does not think that they should give them military information and adding that he will welcome General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional French Republic] to the United States if he wishes to visit, but that he will not invite him there. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/70 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that although he believes that it would be humane and wise for them to offer aid to friendly people in Nazi occupied Europe, he is in agreement with him that this should not be done at the expense of their military operations. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his recent message. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/72-76 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of his opinion on the changing political scene in Greece and of the action which he intends to take towards the mutinous Greek Brigade [in Cairo] and commenting that he should let it be known that they will not tolerate disorderly behaviour Initialled. Annotated. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/77 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that: he is in agreement with the action which he is taking regarding the Greek Brigade; that he should read his letter to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece, see CHAR 20/161/72-76] and that the Brigade must be brought under control. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/78 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is glad that he is now in Cairo and informing him that he is sending him copies of all his telegrams regarding the Greek Brigade [mutinous Brigade in Cairo]. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/79-81 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" commenting on the relationship between Britain and he United States and France and noting the incidents which have helped to erode their relationship with France Initialled. Annotated. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/82 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] asking him to consider his recent message to him and the broadcast which will be delivered by Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] and to inform him of his views and of the local reactions Initialled. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/83 Same as CHAR 20/142A/94. 09 Apr 1944 - 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/84-85 Telegram from Duff Cooper (British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him of the current position regarding the resignation of General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] stating that: General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic was issuing in the paper that evening the decree announcing Giraud's appointment as Inspector General; that on hearing this Giraud wished to publish his letter of resignation; that he [Cooper] had spoken to a colleague from the United States who indicated that the United States wished to withdraw their support for Giraud and adding that he still thinks that Giraud should remain and that he will do what he can to obtain this. 09 Apr 1944 - 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/86 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/87 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC informing him of the present situation regarding the Greek Brigade. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/88 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he was informed that General Marie Pierre Koenig [Commander of the French Forces of the Interior] was coming to London and that as he [WSC] was not aware of the formalities, that he merely asked what duties he was to have and commenting that he [Koening] will probably take this as an "agrement" Initialled. 09 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/89 Telegram from WSC to Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] marked "Personal and Secret" congratulating him on his speech and commenting that it will allay some of the rumours about the Atlantic Charter and ease the position regarding the French National Committee of Liberation. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/90 Telegram from WSC to Admiral John Cunningham (Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean) marked "Personal" stating that he is glad that he is "on the spot" [Cairo, Egypt] and commenting that he is sure that he will bring these men back to their duty [Greek Brigade]. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/91 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/92 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to Greece) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him of his proposal that King George II of Greece should make a statement on his arrival in Greece based on his recent letter relating to the constitutional position in Greece. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/93 Same as CHAR 20/161/142A/96. 10 Apr 1944 - 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/94 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has heard that he has voiced opinions adverse to General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] to Robert Murphy [Member of the Mediterranean Advisory Commission] and commenting that he should have informed his own Government of these opinions. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/95 Telegram from WSC to F O L E M [General Henry Wilson, Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" reminding him that he has been ordered not to interfere with the political situation or to move from his own strict naval sphere and commenting that it is the second time that he has had to be reminded of the limits of his duties Initialled. Annotated "Not Sent". 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/96 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper] marked "Secret" permitting him to show King George II of Greece his recent letter and to inform him that he may use a section of it to form part of a statement. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/97-100 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of States United States Army] marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the manner in which the operation in Italy has been a useful contribution to the war effort stating that he believes that they have made possible the important advances made in the south of the Soviet Union and commenting on the proposed plans for Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] and the importance of achieving the correct balance of importance regarding the operations in France and Italy and suggesting how this can be done. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/101 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has appointed Colonel Bourdaras to command the Greek Brigade as the previous commander Colonel Pappas refused to obey orders and describing the present situation in the Brigade. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/102 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" reporting on the condition of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 11 Apr 1944 - 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/103 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Personal" containing a message to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] congratulating him on the successful campaign of his troops in Northern Burma. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/104 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] marked "Secret" containing some code names for their telephone conversation Copy. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/105 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that Colonel Velebit and three Staff Officers intend to leave Bari [Yugoslavia]. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/106 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/107-108 Copy of a telegram from WSC to [Philip] Broad [1st Secretary, Foreign Secretary] marked "personal and most secret" in which he says that he intends to advise King Peter of Yugoslavia to dismiss the Puric government and to form a small administration of people "not particularly obnoxious to Tito", which will deprive [Draza] Mihailovich [leader of the Chetniks] of his position as War Minister. WSC says that King Peter will not come back immediately and that WSC will have a better chance of improving relations with Tito. He notes that S.I.M.E [Security Intelligence Middle East] would be responsible for the King's safety if he did need to return to Egypt and suggests that they should therefore insinuate agents among senior Yugoslav officers. Carbon typescript signed with initials. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/109 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the mutinous [Greek] soldiers are to return to their duties unconditionally and that under no circumstances are agreements to be made with them regarding political matters and adding that they should refrain from giving any assurances that the ring leaders will not be punished. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/110 Same as CHAR 20/142A/98. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/111 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him: to keep him informed of the events of the current battle; to send him details of the amount of reserves in India; if the 2nd British Division has arrived as he wished and how the monsoon will affect both sides. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/112 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his recent message and asking him to keep him informed. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/113-114 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Private, Personal and Most Secret" regarding the role of the French Government regarding operation Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and commenting that he agrees that they should not inform the French National Committee of Legislation of any of the details of Overlord but adding that this might not be the case with Anvil [Invasion of the South of France] due to the number of French forces which will be employed in this theatre and stating that he has sent a message to Duff Cooper [British Representative on the French National Committee of Liberation] asking him to inform General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] that he thinks that it would be a good idea for him to visit the United States. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/115 Telegram from WSC to British Representative of the French National Committee of Liberation [Duff Cooper] containing a message which he has sent to President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/161/113-114] to keep him fully informed on his thoughts on the new situation and asking him to burn the letter when he has finished reading it and commenting that he should act on the special message contained in it to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic]. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/116-117 Same as CHAR 20/161/113-114. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/118 Telegram from General Wilson to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he and Lieutenant General Sir James Gammell [General Wilson's Chief of Staff] did not say anything derogatory about General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] and reporting on his talks with Robert Murphy [Member of the Mediterranean Advisory Commission] and stressing that he left this matter to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation Copy. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/119 Telegram from King George II of Greece to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has seen members of his government and commenting that there does not seem to be a clear leader and that the next Government can only be provisional in character and stating that his main concern is to deal with the mutiny in the fleet and the First Brigade. 12 Apr 1944 - 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/161/120 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 12 Apr 1944