Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/164

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Date: 29 Apr 1944 - 20 May 1944

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CHAR 20/164/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T1001/4-T1100/4". [May] 1944
CHAR 20/164/2 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" asking him to arrange for flowers to be sent to the funeral [of Franklin Knox, United States Secretary of the Navy] from the British War Cabinet and a personal wreath from him and stating that he hopes that he will represent the British Government at the funeral and that Admiral Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington] Copy. Initials in typescript. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/3 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to Greece) to WSC marked "Top Secret" informing him that he arranged for the arrest and expulsion of Bodossakis (Greek racketeer) and Karapanayiotis from Egypt, but that he was requested to release them by George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] and King George II of Greece as they feared that they might be accused of arresting them for personal reasons, but commented that the situation would be different once the Prime Minister had firmly established his position. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/4 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/5 Telegram from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" claiming that he believes that the British Government controls Greek politics and the Greek Government and asking what measures the British Government intends to take regarding Romania and commenting that the Soviet Union are doing everything possible to increase pressure on Romania. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/6 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his message of condolence regarding the death of Franklin Knox [United States Secretary for the Navy] and stating that he believes that it would be an added kindness if he was to release this message for publication Copy. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/7 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Secret and Personal" containing a message for Sophocles Venizelos congratulating him on his public spirited conduct during the crisis in Greece [turned down the offer to become Prime Minister of Greece] Initialled. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/8 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him what he has done with the messages which he sent to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] regarding his speech to the Greek people and commenting that if he has decided to publish this message it should be done with full publicity Initialled. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/9 Telegram from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] marked "Personal and Secret" containing the numbers of telegrams which have been sent from the Foreign Office and Washington [United States to Madrid [Spain] on this subject [Spanish wolfram]. 28 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/10 Telegram from the acting Prime Minister of Australia [Francis Forde] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that the naval party headed by Rear Admiral Daniel is arriving in Australia today and assuring him that they will be given a warm welcome and all the assistance which they require]. 29 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/11 Telegram from Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] to WSC stating that he has discussed matters with Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] and that he [Harriman] will be travelling to London tomorrow night [1st May]. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/12-13 Telegram from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting that some British subjects were sent to Romania by the British authorities in 1943 and that these individuals have maintained a connection with Marshal Ion Antonescu [Romanian Prime Minister] and asking him for an explanation as to why the Soviet Union has not been informed of the existence of this British Military Mission in Romania and suggesting that the British Government has reached an agreement with the Romanian Government. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/14 Telegram from Cordell Hull [United States, Secretary of State] to WSC via John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] marked "Personal" asking him to express his gratitude to WSC for his renewed indication of his intention to co operate with the United States regarding the problem of Argentina and suggesting that they should avoid encouraging the extremists in Argentina by preventing any mention in the press in the United States and Britain of a possible post war Anglo Argentine trade or of the dependence of the United Nations on Argentina for food Copy. 30 [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/164/15 Telegram from WSC to the High Commissioner in Naples [Italy, Sir Noel Charles] marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they should wait to allow the nature of the new Italian Government to reveal itself before establishing a consultative council and commenting that he believes that this will be one way in which Count Carlo Sforza [prominent anti fascist] will be able to regain lost power and commenting that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] "is under no need to fritter away his position in order to pick up untrustworthy support". 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/16 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/17 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him of the arrangements which he has made for the representation of the British Government at the funeral of Franklin Knox [United States Secretary of State for the Navy]. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/18 Telegram from Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] to WSC informing him that his message to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] was broadcast by the BBC last night and reporting that they intend to publish President Roosevelt's message to Papandreou and that Papandreou intends to broadcast his replies. 30 Apr 1944 - 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/19 Telegram from WSC to Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] marked "Personal" thanking him for his letter and commenting that his mission was a great service to both their countries Initialled. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/20 Telegram from WSC to Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they will do all they can to help him in this and that the Foreign Office will send him a more detailed reply tomorrow Initialled. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/21 Telegram from the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Sir Wavell] to WSC marked "Private. Top Secret" thanking him for his assistance regarding food imports and stating that he hopes that his approach to President Roosevelt will prove successful. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/164/22 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is finding out about the Missions which he thought had been disbanded months ago. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/23 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to the Greek Government) to WSC containing a message from George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] thanking him for his support and commenting on the current political situation in Greece. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/24 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/25-27 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" commenting on the position on the Afghan frontier and stating that he believes that future outbreaks of violence are still possible and reporting on the areas in which the troops could be reduced but adding that if their are insufficient troops to deal with any matters arising in India, that this could drastically affect the operations in Burma. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/28 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper] (Cairo, [Egypt]) marked "Personal" regarding George Papandreou's reply stating that he should "loose it any time you like". 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/29 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal" thanking him for his letter and commenting that thing are very steady there. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/30 Telegram from WSC to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Affairs Minister] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has sent instructions to the British Ambassador to the Soviet Union [Sir Archibald Clark Kerr] to explain the situation in Romania and assuring him that the British Government is trying to work with the Soviet Union on this matter and stating that he was astounded that he accused him of being in league with Romania and adding that he has already told him that the British Government considers the Soviet Union to be their leaders in Romanian policy. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/31 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell] approved his recent telegram before he despatched it. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/32-33 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on the number of ships and the amount of cargo which Britain have sent to the Soviet Union and stating that these figures have exceeded all their hopes. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/34 Telegram from WSC to Duncan Sandys (Naples [Italy]) [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] marked "Personal" stating that he and D [Diana Sandys, earlier Diana Churchill] would like to have some news from him. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/35 Telegram from the Commander in Chief Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/36 Same as CHAR 20/142A/105. 03 May 1944 - 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/37 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill marked "Personal" informing him that his letters and photographs have arrived. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/38 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" asking him to look at his telegram regarding future policy in Italy. 03 May 1944 - 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/39 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he should not allow anything to be removed from the battle which he will need for victory and adding that he will give him his full support on this matter. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/40 Telegram from Sir Noel Charles [High Commissioner in Italy] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC informing him that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] is not worried by the idea of a consultative council. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/41 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his recent message and stating that it has changed the whole situation. 05 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/42 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing his proposed joint statement on U boat warfare for the month of April Signature in typescript. 06 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/43 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister of Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the problems in Yugoslavia stating that they are trying to make provisions for manpower from the Italian Army to serve under Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and adding that he does not believe that it will be a problem to offer Tito financial aid on the basis of military necessity but that there are difficulties in obtaining ships and sailors. 05 May 1944 - 06 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/44 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC thanking him for the loan of 50,000,000 on lend lease terms. 06 May 1944 - 06 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/45 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the recovery of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 06 May 1944 - 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/46 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of the current policy of the British Government toward Yugoslavia and stating that all forms of aid are to be given to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and that no help is to be given to General Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks]. 06 May 1944 - 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/47 Telegram from WSC to the Allied Forces Headquarters (Algiers) asking him to send a copy of the statement to be issued and suggesting that they should hand out the statement at the press conference and that it should not be published until after the battle has begun. 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/48 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that two of General Draza Mihailovic's [Leader of the Chetniks] men wish to take back the equivalent of 5,000 and stating that he believes that they should allow them to take this money in the hope of obtaining some goodwill to get their officers out of the country. 06 May 1944 - 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/49-50 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting that the War Cabinet are concerned by the number of Frenchmen killed in the raids on the railway centres in France, stating that they feel that this will breed hatred in the French and informing him that the War Cabinet are requesting him to reconsider this policy. 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/51 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message [from Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich, British Ambassador in Algiers] reporting that he has received a message from Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] commenting on the serious psychological effect which the Allied bombing is having on the French and that he [Massigli] claimed that better results could be achieved with less risk of life and that he suggested that the Allied and French High Commands should work together on the choice of targets on French territory and adding that he feels that this would be a good idea. 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/52 Same as CHAR 20/140B/158. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/53 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Resident Minister in Algiers] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him what sort of figure he has in mind and asking if two or three million is a reasonable figure and stating that if so, he would be glad to discuss this with the Chancellor of the Exchequer Copy. Initials in typescript. 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/54 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that neither he or Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] have any alterations to make to his suggested anti U boat statement for the month of April. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/55-56 Telegram from Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of his concerns regarding an eruption by the Soviet Union in the Balkans and the effect which this will have on Greece and Yugoslavia. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/57 Same as CHAR 20/140B/159. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/58-59 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich, British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" suggesting that they should invite General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to Britain, stating that they will have to give him more information than they wished, but listing the benefits of a visit from him. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/60-61 Telegram from Headquarters AAI [Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" containing the message which General Sir Oliver Leese [Commander of the Eighth Army] proposes to make to the press stating that the Eighth Army intends to launch an attack on the Gustav line [German defensive line in Italy] and informing him when it is proposed that this document will be released Copy. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/62 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the statement is approved [press release from General Sir Oliver Leese, Commander of the Eighth Army, regarding their intended attack of the Gustav line] and suggesting a few alterations to the wording and adding that it is understood that the document will not be released until the attack has been launched. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/63 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC stating that he has been informed of the new restrictions imposed on the diplomatic communications and movements and asking him to reconsider this position in relation to China, commenting that General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] could act as their sole channel for military communications. 08 May 1944 - 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/64 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State Middle East] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message and informing him that he is passing it on to the Foreign Office and commenting "one may often foresee evils without being able to avert them". 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/65 Telegram from WSC to Washington [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] informing him that Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] released his message after he had consulted the authorities. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/66 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message regarding their 50 million loan agreement and stating that he is sure that the people of Britain are glad of this opportunity to express their solidarity and admiration for China. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/67 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his telegram regarding the convoys to the Soviet Union and asking him if he has any objection to the Soviet Union decorating Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] for his contribution to the organisation of the convoys and adding that he understands that he [WSC] has given instructions to look at the possibility of further convoys. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/68-69 Telegram from WSC to Henry Morgenthau [Secretary of the Treasury, United States] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has been misinformed about the character of Robert Brand [Head of the British Food Mission in the United States and the British Representative on the Combined Food Board], whom he is thinking of making the Treasury Representative in Washington [United States] and stating that he believes Brand to be trustworthy. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/70 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they should inform Marshal Stalin that they will not be launching Anvil [invasion of south of France] in conjunction with Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and containing a draft joint message explaining why this decision has been made. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/71 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to treat any German soldiers which have been captured during operations in which British Forces are engaged to be treated in accordance with international law and stating that Britain has always tried to adhere to the Geneva Convention. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/72 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" wishing him luck in his forthcoming battle Copy. [May] 1944
CHAR 20/164/73 Telegram from WSC to James Forrestal [United States Secretary of the Navy] congratulating him on his recent appointment [as Secretary of the Navy] Copy. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/74 Telegram from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he felt that his message regarding Romania was unsatisfactory as it did not contain an explanation and adding that their interview with the British Ambassador [Sir Archibald Clark Kerr] was equally disappointing. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/75 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that everything is now ready for their operation and that their objective is the destruction of enemy forces south of Rome. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/76 Telegram from Duncan Sandys (Italy) [Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Supply] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has sent three letters to D [Diana Sandys, earlier Diana Churchill] and stating that he has just returned from a week's tour along the Italian front and reporting that he is going to spend a few days with Sir Oliver Leese [Commander of the Eighth Army] and that he will be returning to London some time next week. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/77 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he too is concerned by the number of French civilian casualties as a result of their bombing campaign, but adding that he is not prepared to impose any restrictions on military action. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/78 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" noting the word "Zip" [signal used to denote the start of an Allied operation]. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/79 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing an amended version of their joint telegram to Marshal Stalin explaining why they have decided not to launch Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] in conjunction with Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and commencing that these amendments made by the British Chiefs of Staff seem to strengthen their statement. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/80 Telegram from James Forrestal [United States Secretary of the Navy] to WSC thanking him for his message Copy. 12 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/81-82 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should visit Britain on May 18th and that he should meet a United States Representative to discuss outstanding matters affecting military and political collaborations and explaining why he is proposing this. 12 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/83 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he agrees with his joint statement [to Marshal Stalin see CHAR 20/164/79] and stating that he has no objection to General de Gaulle [Premier of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] visiting Britain, but that he should ensure that de Gaulle does not leave Britain until the Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] landings have been made and adding that he does not wish General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] to discuss political matters with the French Committee of National Liberation and adding that he will not recognise any Government in France until one has been elected by the people of France. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/84 Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC informing him that he returned safely to Yugoslavia on the night of 10th/11th May. 12 May 1944 - 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/85 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the joint message to "UJ" [Marshal Stalin] has been sent Copy. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/86 Telegram from President Roosevelt and WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Anvil [invasion of the South of France] has not been launched simultaneously with Overlord [invasion of Normandy] and explaining why this decision has been made Signatures in typescript. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/87 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has been told that the Ban of Croatia [Dr Ivan Subasic] is now in England and commenting that "I am generally opposed to any kind of Ban but have no objection to this variety" Copy. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating "Ban duly lifted and safely received" [regarding the Ban of Croatia, Dr Ivan Subasic]. 14 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/89 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood later Lord Irwin] to WSC informing him that the state department are grateful for the information in the last paragraph of his recent telegram [which reads "What do you mean by minus the last sentence which read "you can quote me if you want to in the above sense?" surely there would be no sense in publishing that " and reporting that the release of President Roosevelt's message has been delayed. 13 May 1944 - 14 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/90 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he is leaving today to spend a few days at the AAI [Allied camp in Italy] and commenting that the progress of the battle in Italy appears to be satisfactory and adding that he has received an account of recent events there from General Jacob Devers [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army]. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/91 Telegram from WSC to Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] stating that he is extremely disappointed to learn that Portugal is not prepared to place an embargo on the wolfram which is sent to Germany and commenting on the manner in which Turkey and Spain are prepared to co-operate with the Allies in this matter and describing the ways in which this might affect relations between Britain and Portugal. 14 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/92-93 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson] marked "Personal" informing him that there will be a delay in delivering his message [regarding the character of Robert Brand Treasury Representative in Washington, United States] to Henry Morgenthau [Secretary of the Treasury, United States] and informing him of his doubts as to the effectiveness of delivering this message stating that he has already used this argument on Morgenthau and that he does not believe that Morgenthau will react favourably to being sent a message from WSC Britain's "biggest gun" rather than being sent one by his opposite number. 15 May 1944 - 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/94 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of General MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] intention to seize Wakde [name applied to Insoemoar Islands, off New Guinea] and stating that if he is successful that this will give him full command of New Guinea. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/95 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt and WSC marked "Personal and Secret" regarding their joint message [informing him that Anvil, invasion of south of France and Overlord, invasion of Normandy will not be run simultaneously] stating that they are in a clear position to know the best manner in which to employ their forces and adding that the main point is to ensure the full success of Overlord. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/96 Telegram from WSC to General Ira Eaker [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his letter with news of Randolph and commenting that he is delighted that he is able to help the Partisans and commenting that the Partisans make a tremendous contribution. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/97 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill marked "Personal" stating that he is pleased that he has arrived in Algiers safely and informing him that he has received a letter about him from General Ira Eaker [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces] and that his own letter was a great source of pleasure for the whole family. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/98 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean] marked "Personal and Top Secret" congratulating him on the advance which he has made on the front and asking him about his proposed strategy for the current operation and for details of the number of casualties which he has suffered. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/99 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that the battle on the main front is developing successfully and that he has postponed the Brassard [Allied Amphibious operation from Corsica to capture the Island of Elba] operation until mid June due to the training of the French 9th Division. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/100 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is pleased that the battle is going well and that he is sorry to hear that Brassard [operation to capture Elba] is to be postponed. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/101-102 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that King Petar of Yugoslavia has, on the British Government's advice, dismissed Dr Bodzidar Puric [Minister of Yugoslavia] and appointed the Ban of Croatia [Dr Ivan Subasic] as Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] but adding that the future actions of the Serbian part of Yugoslavia are uncertain and that General Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] still holds a great deal of influence despite the fact that he no longer holds the position of Minister of War and stating that he hopes that he will allow the new Government a chance to prove itself before denouncing it publicly and congratulating him on his successful contribution to the war effort. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/103-104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing his message to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation, see CHAR 20/164/101-102]. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/105 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is delighted with his message to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation, see CHAR 20/164/101-102] but adding that he believes that they should bear in mind the possibility of splitting Yugoslavia into three nations, in case the new Government proves unsuccessful and commenting that he believes that the creation of three Nations would solve many of the problems. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/106-107 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Private" justifying the decisions which he has taken regarding the strategy of the current operation in Italy and reporting on the number of casualties which they have suffered Copy. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/108 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that the battle is progressing well and that he has visited the Poles and reporting that they delighted with their success at Monte Cassino [South of Rome, Italy, which was captured by the Poles on 18th May 1944] and stating that the United States troops and the Eighth Army have enough resources to maintain their impetus, but that the Juin's Corps can only cope with another eight days fighting and adding that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] has promised to send more troops from North Africa Copy. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/109 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he has not mention the possibility of operations in the Adriatic in his recent telegram and commenting that if an attack on the Dalmation coast seems to be the best course of action, the United States Chiefs of Staff will not be able to object to the transfer of his resources and adding that planning will begin in order to prepared for such an eventuality Copy. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/110-111 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating: that he has decided to invite General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to Britain once D Day has started and explaining why he has reached this decision; that he believes that he should send a message to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to be less secretive with the French; that the Soviet Union have sent various rude messages to him, but that they are nevertheless co operating and that the battle in Italy is progressing well. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/112-113 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he is sure that Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] would be pleased to accept a Soviet Order and stating that he would like to look into this matter further as there are a few other people who have also been involved in this matter and reporting on the success of the battle in Italy and commenting that he hopes that the German army will be in such poor condition that the Allies will be able to launch an amphibious operation threatening the coasts of the Gulf of Genoa and the Gulf of Lions and that this will tie up 30 to 35 German divisions in this theatre and adding that he is sending him a copy of the message which he has sent to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of Liberation]. [May] 1944
CHAR 20/164/114 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of Liberation] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he sent President Roosevelt a copy of his [WSC's] letter to him and that the President approved and adding that he has also sent a copy to Marshal Stalin. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/115 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him for the truth about the Myitkyina affair [town in North Burma] and whether he knew about it beforehand. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/116-117 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" proposing that he should issue a statement on D Day rather than issuing a tripartite statement from WSC, President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin and containing the suggested statement which urges the Germans to end the war, claiming that their defeat is inevitable. 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/164/118 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" agreeing with his solution to invite General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to Britain after D Day and informing him that he has no objection to the French being more informed about the battle in Italy, but stating that he cannot go back on his decision not to recognise the Provisional French Government, which was not elected by the people of France, and that he hopes that the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union can come to a joint agreement regarding their acknowledgement of the French Government. 20 May 1944