Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/165

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Date: 19 May 1944 - 05 Jun 1944

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CHAR 20/165/1 File marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram's Serial No's T1101/4-T1200/4". [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/165/2 Same as CHAR 20/142A/107. 19 May 1944 - 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/3 Same as CHAR 20/142A/108. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/4 Telegram from WSC to Washington [United States, Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] marked "Personal, Private, Secret and Unofficial" asking him if he would like him to submit his name to King George VI for an Earldom. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/5 Telegram from WSC to Admiral James Somerville (Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet) marked "Personal and Secret" asking him for a full account of his recent actions, and commenting that he is particularly interested to hear the reports from the submarines which were sent out to observe places in Sumatra, and adding that anything in Java and the Straits of Sunda are also of great interest. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/6 Telegram from Sir Horace Seymour [British Ambassador to China] to WSC informing him that Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] is prepared to attack along the Salween front [China] with 9 divisions, but reporting that he will not attack unless he receives 20 additional aircraft and adding that he has informed Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] of this situation. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/7 Telegram from Philip Broad [1st Secretary Foreign Office] to WSC marked "Top Secret" containing the reply from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] to WSC's recent message regarding the dismissal of Dr Bodzidar Puric's [Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] Government and the formation of Dr Ivan Subasic's Government and commenting that they are pleased with the termination of Puric's Government and adding that he has arranged that their press and broadcasting station will not comment on this altered position until they have a better picture of this new situation. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/8 Telegram from WSC to the Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he should inform General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] how much they appreciate the efforts of the French Army in Italy, but adding that he should explain that free communication outwards from Britain should only be given to countries which are heavily committed to the war effort and informing him that he is arranging for a meeting to take place in Britain to discuss the remaining questions regarding the administration of France. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/9 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that his advisers have considered his recent message and adding that he is obliged to him for all he has done and for what he is going to do. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" concerning a statement which is to be issued and commenting that he believes that Roosevelt should speak for all three of them [Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin] and stating that they should give some thought to the main thrust of the note which they should strike towards Germany. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/11-12 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC informing him of General Joseph Stilwell's [Commander of the United States Army Forces in China, Burma and India: One of Chiang Kai Shek's Chief of Staff] proposed future operations in the Mogaung-Myitkyina [Burma] area and stating that they will require additional resources if Myitkyina is to be secured and informing him that he has asked the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell] to agree to an increase of Chinese troops in India. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/13 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 Most Secret" asking him to send him information on the present situation in Italy as he may be discussing this matter in a statement which he is due to make in Parliament on Friday [26th May] and commenting that he is delighted to view his constant progress. 23 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/14 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir James Somerville (Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet) marked "Personal and Secret" containing a statement which he is proposing to publish, congratulating the Admiral and his Fleet on their successful operation against Sourabaya. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/15 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he is concerned that the British contribution to the operation in Italy is not receiving enough attention in the press and asking him to put a few more facts into his communiques. 23 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/16 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting on the situation in Italy regarding the Allied operation commenting that the approaching battle is critical and that they have an equal force to that of the enemy and adding that he hopes to renew the programme for the Artic convoys, but that he must first see how many vessels they lose due to operation Overlord [Invasion of Normandy]. 23 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/17 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" congratulating him on the successful progress of the Allied operation in Italy and commenting that he hopes that the good relationship established between the Allies and Yugoslavia will continue. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/18 Telegram from Philip Broad [1st Secretary Foreign Office] to WSC marked "Secret" containing a reply from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] regarding his message concerning the treatment of prisoners of war and informing him that he has issued orders stating that prisoners of war are not to be shot, even if they are a known war criminal. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/19 Telegram from Admiral Sir James Somerville [Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet] to WSC marked "Personal" commenting on the information they gleamed on the Japanese through the operations in Sabang and Sourabaya [Indonesia]. 23 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/20 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has his permission to make this proposal to King George VI [to submit his name for an Earldom]. 23 May 1944 - 24 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/21-22 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret" informing him of the present situation in Italy regarding the Allied operation, commenting on the number of prisoners which they have captured and the current position of the enemy troops and adding that the "British troops have played a conspicuous part in very bitter fighting" but noting that he will ensure that Britain receives her share of the publicity in any future communiques. 24 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/23 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his cooperation regarding the treatment of the prisoners of war and commenting that Britain has tried to adhere to the Geneva Convention and adding that Britain would welcome a permanent representative from his Government to reside in Britain and adding that he wishes that he could visit Yugoslavia, but stating that he is "too old and heavy to jump out of a parachute". 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/24 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Eastern Fleet [Admiral Sir James Somerville] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message [of congratulations] and commenting that they were disappointed "that the enemy refused to cooperate in testing our gunnery and fighter interception". 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/25 Same as CHAR 20/142A/110. 24 May 1944 - 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/26-27 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him of the reaction of the War Cabinet to his proposed statement to Germany, notifying him that they felt that its tone was too friendly in nature and that it might be construed as being a sort of peace appeal and suggesting that a message of this importance should be sent by the three principal Allies and reporting on the situation in Italy and stating that he hopes that he will be able to visit Britain soon. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/28 Telegram from WSC to Colonel William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] marked "Personal" asking him why he has not written to him. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the decision to appoint Robert Brand [Head of the British Food Mission in Washington and the British Representative on the Combined Food Board] to the post of Treasury Representative Copy. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/30 Telegram from WSC to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] thanking him for his message regarding the successful conclusion of the Lebanon Conference and stating that he is pleased that the people of Greece have buried their differences for the liberation of their country. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/31 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa] marked "Private and Personal" thanking him for his letter and photograph and commenting that they often think about him and all the work which he is doing on the outer guard. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/32 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the growing support in Britain for the French and commenting that although they are aware of the problems associated with General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] he feels that there would be even more difficulties if it was felt that lives were being lost due to the fact that the Allies did not have the support of the French national spirit and stating that de Gaulle has shown some signs of wishing to work with them and that he feels that it would be very difficult to "cut the French out of the liberation of France". 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/33 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to the Greek Government [Reginald Leeper] marked "Personal and Secret" commenting on the success of the formation of the British wartime Government proposing that, if he thinks that it would be useful, to suggest these methods to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece]. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/34 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that Colonel William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] is in hospital in Cairo [Egypt] and that his recovery will take about a month Copy. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/35 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he and General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] are in Bari [Italy] and reporting that they have been notified that the British Liaison Officers, including Randolph Churchill, are safe and adding that they expect to receive a more detailed message shortly. 26 May 1944 - 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/36 Telegram from General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] to WSC informing him that the Skymaster C 54B airoplane is ready for delivery and that he now awaits his instructions for its delivery Signature in typescript. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/37 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] marked "Personal" stating that he is delighted to hear of this example of his kindness [that the Skymaster C 54B airoplane is now ready for collection] and informing him that he will send instructions for its delivery in a few days time. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/38 Telegram from WSC to Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief of Malta] marked "Private" asking him to give his compliments and good wishes to his guests. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/39 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" containing a few alterations which he wishes to be made to his recent telegram. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/40 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his report on the situation in Italy filled them with hope and that his account of the preparations for Overlord fill them with hope and adding that he welcomes the possibility of a new programme of Arctic convoys. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/41 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal" informing him that he has already telegraphed President Roosevelt asking him to send a representative to take part in the discussions with General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic], but adding that this will be impossible if the reports regarding General de Gaulle are true, namely that he stated that he would not visit Britain unless a United States official was present. 27 May 1944 - 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/42 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him for a short report of the incident on the island of Mlket. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/43 Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he understands his position and that his difficulties are largely due to the decreasing numbers of "white officials" and commenting on the release of Gandhi stating that he is a "thoroughly evil force, hostile to us in every fibre" and concluding that the wellbeing of the masses in India is a "sacred duty" Copy. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/44 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he does not intend to invite General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] until D Day [to Britain] and suggesting that he should send someone of the rank of Edward Stettinius [United States Under Secretary of State] for these talks and commenting that there is a strong feeling that the Allies should be in close contact with France and reporting briefly on the situation in Italy. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/45 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has decided not to make his statement to the German people and acknowledging that this decision was made partly due to his own comments on this matter and reporting that he will be unable to visit Britain shortly after D Day and that he feels that a full staff meeting would be unnecessary at this time and that a small staff meeting would be adequate and adding that he hopes that the progress which their forces have made in Italy will continue. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/46 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on their relationship with France [regarding the fact that the French Government had not been elected] and stating that he hopes that his talks with General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] will improve the situation. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/47 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that the Combined Chiefs of Staff should send a message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] instructing him to make plans to send United States troops to the Netherlands and Northwest Germany, for post war purposes, as forces of occupation and notifying him of the areas in Germany which are to be occupied by United States forces and adding that Berlin will be occupied jointly by the United States, Soviet and British forces. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/48 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" informing him that they are delighted with his news and stating that he is sure that he has thought of moving more weapons via the Appian Way up to the northernmost spearhead directed against the Valmontone/Frozinone road and commenting that a "Cop" is much more important than Rome [Italy]. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/49 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Resident Minister in Algiers] marked "Personal" stating that he believes that he should have received news of the British Mission to Marshal Tito [President of the Yugoslavian Committee of Liberation] and that he has had to temporarily delay from sending his recent message to Tito, due to difficulties with communications, and asking him if he wishes to alter the content of his letter, in light of recent events. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/50 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting on the situation in Italy, informing him that their objective is to involve and destroy as many German forces as possible in this operation and that once this battle has been won, all their mediterranean forces will be sent to assist operation Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France] and stating that everything there is based on Overlord. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/51 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" suggesting a date on which he might visit Britain, after D Day, but adding that he feels that he should in the meantime send a representative. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/52 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Private" regarding his tank strenghth and suggesting that he should use half of tanks which are serviceable to cut off the enemy's retreate by using a "scythe movement" and informing him that the importance of this battle rests with the number of German divisions destroyed and not merely by the capture of Rome [Italy]. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/53 Telegram from Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief of Malta] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that his guests are enchanted with his message and enclosing a message from General Henri Giraud thanking him for his telegram and for his assurance of his friendship and informing him that he intends to leave Malta today. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/54 Telegram from Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness] (Deputy Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has already made some suggestions to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] regarding the framework of the Greek Government and informing him of Papandreou's reaction and stating that he feels that a steering committee will need to be established if the new Government is to function effectively. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/55 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British AMbassador to the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that King George VI has approved of the proposal and that the announcement will be made in the Birthday Honours list on June 8th Initialled. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/56 Telegram from WSC to Bari [Italy] informing him that there is no need to alter his recent messages and that they should not interfere with important military messages. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/57 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC and C I G S [Chief of Imperial General Staff, Alan Brooke] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that the raid on Mljet [Yugoslavia] failed due to faulty information and reporting on the details of the attack. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/58 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stressing the importance of resuming the convoys to the Soviet Union and commenting that they have decided to wait and see how many vessels are destroyed in the "impending battle" [Overlord, invasion of Normandy] before making a firm commitment. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/59 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart (Chunking [China]) [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC marked "Immediate" reporting on a meeting he had with General Ho Yingchin in which he was given an expose of the Japanese situation and asked to express the seriousness of the situation to those in high command and informing him of General Ho Yingchin's belief that an agreement must exist between Japan and the Soviet Union, as the Japanese have reduced their troops in Manchuria [China] and that the next target for Japan is the Canton-Hankow railway followed by an attack on Kunming [China]. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/60 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation) to WSC marked "Personal" regarding the visit of General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to Britain and informing him that de Gaulle has agreed to make the trip without any conditions concerning the presence of a representative from the United States and reporting that he discovered from Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] that de Gaulle was concerned that any agreement made between France and the British Government would then have to be referred to the United States. 28 May 1944 - 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/61 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reminding him that he noted in his operation order that his aim was to destroy the German Army and informing him that he is considering the possibility of only mentioning the capture of Rome in his military communiques and asking his advice on this matter. 30 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/62 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he thought that they had settled the matter regarding the post war zones of o occupation, and commenting that his recent message appears to overlook all his [WSC] arguments and that the kind of alterations which he is proposing could have "grave consequences". 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/63 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" concerning the capture of Rome [Italy], stating that British and United States troops should enter the city simultaneously and that the publicity regarding its capture should not be minimized and assuring him that he will support him in obtaining any equipment which he needs for this battle and that he will be given first priority. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/64 Telegram from Broad (Bari [Italy]) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him of the whereabouts of Randolph Churchill and reporting that the air authorities have arranged for various bombers and fighters to be involved in attacks in support of Marshal Tito's [Premier of the Yugoslavia National Liberation Committee] forces in Croatia. 30 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/65 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that Britain has reached an agreement with the Soviet Union regarding the Balkan countries, namely that Britain would take the lead in affairs in Greece and that the Soviet Union would have a similar position with Romania and asking him to support this agreement. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/66 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC marked "Most Immediate" reporting on a meeting he had with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] in which Chiang Kai Shek stated that: he was sure that the Soviet Union and Japan had reached an agreement; that this has resulted in the withdrawal of troops from Manchuria [China]; that these troops could now be used to attack China; that the obvious target for Japan would be the Canton Hankow railway; that he felt that the only way of dealing with this attack would be to establish a strong air force and that this may mean that he is forced to withdraw the Yunnan force and that ultimately, China would be forced out of the war and commenting that he feels that China should be given strong air reinforcements, arguing that a serious defeat for China, would have dramatic consequences. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/67 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message regarding the battle in Italy and stating that he hopes that it will result in a successful completion and that it will undoubtedly ease the efforts of Overlord [invasion of Normandy]. 30 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/68 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Ambassador in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" asking him for permission to inform General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] of a date for his visit to Britain, stating that a delay in an announcement might exasperate him. 29 May 1944 - 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/69 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Ambassador in Algiers) marked "Personal" stating that he should inform General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] that he will be welcome in Britain as soon as it is convenient for him to visit and stating that he [WSC] will send his airoplane, York, to transport him and suggesting that his journey should be kept a secret. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/70-71 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" reminding him of the actions he has taken regarding the possible visit of General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to the United States and informing him of the expected arrival date of General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] and explaining why he is unable to grant Marshall plenary powers and repeating that he cannot send anyone to represent him at his [WSC's] meeting with de Gaulle, but that he will make a trip to Britain at a later date. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/72 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal" containing a message for General Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States] concerning the arrangements for the transport of the aircraft [Skymaster C54 B airoplane]. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/73 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Personal and Top Secret" reassuring him that he does not believe that the Soviet Union and Japan have entered any kind of agreement and that he feels that the withdrawal of the Japanese troops from Manchuria is not on the large scale which he describes and that a Japanese attack would not be as formidable as he predicts and adding that this information is only for his personal reassurance. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/74 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] containing his message of reassurance to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] regarding the possibility of a pact between the Soviet Union and Japan [see CHAR 20/165/73] and commenting that Lieutenant Joseph Stilwell's [Commander of the United States Army Forces in China, Burma and India] capture of Myitkyina [Burma] will strengthen his position in asking for additional aircraft. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/75 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart (Chunking [China]) [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC suggesting that if the United States are unable to reinforce their air force in China, that they should see if the Soviet Union could be persuaded to do so. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/76 Telegram from Duff Cooper (Algiers) [later Lord Norwich, British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General de Gaulle notified him of a visit which he received form Admiral Raymond Fernard [French National Representative in the United States] who claimed to be carrying a message from President Roosevelt and stating that de Gaulle was left "completely mystified" by his visit. 30 May 1944 - 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/165/77 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Naples) [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" asking him to see his recent messages to the Foreign Office and commenting that his references to Italy in his recent speech, "have beautifully prepared the way". 31 May 1944 - 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/78 Telegram from WSC to the Ambassador to Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal" stating that he should not have delayed his message to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and asking him to convey another message to de Gaulle asking him to travel to Britain as soon as possible. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/79-80 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting that the War Cabinet believes that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should be informed about Overlord [invasion of Normandy] before it takes place and that the safest way to do this is to inform him in Britain and notifying him that he has asked de Gaulle to travel to Britain as soon as possible and asking him to inform him of his wishes regarding the broadcasts which will take place on D Day. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/81 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is delighted to hear of the appointment of Robert Brand to the position of Treasury Representative. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/82 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" in reply to his request for additional quantities of wheat to be shipped to India from Australia , informing him that the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff will not consent to this idea on the grounds that this diversion of shipping will have an adverse affect on military operations. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/83 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him and stating that he can vouch for him [regarding the appointment of Robert Brand as Treasury Representative]. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/84-85 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a draft of King George VI's proposed speech [for D Day]. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/86 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal" doubting the effective planning of the Adriatic operations and asking him if he has "some good officers on your staff who plan these operations in detail or is it simply a bunch of committees writing each other letters". 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/87-88 Telegram from Averell Harriman (Cairo [Egypt]) [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] and WSC reporting that morale is high amongst the Generals in Italy and informing them that it is generally believed that General Alphonse Juin [Commander of the French Forces in Italy] should lead the French Forces in Anvil [invasion of the south of France] but that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] does not approve. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/89 Telegram from WSC to Air Marshal Sir John Slessor [Commander in Chief RAF Mediterranean and Middle East] marked "Personal" asking him not to take any action regarding Randolph Churchill until he has received all the details. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/90 Telegram from Sir Anthony Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he assumes that once Overlord [invasion of Normandy] has been launched, that he and President Roosevelt will be sending a joint message to Marshal Stalin and suggesting that when the message is conveyed, that its text should be published in the Soviet press. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/91 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has received approval from the Chiefs of Staff to place into effect his scheme for improving the coordination of operations in the Adriatic and notifying him of changes in personnel but adding that he does not agree with his statement that the operations in the Adriatic have been discouraging. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/92 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] [British Ambassador to Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of General de Gaulle's [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] reaction to his message, stating that: de Gaulle claimed that it was clear that the United States would take no interests in their meeting in London; that de Gaulle announced that he could visit Britain simply as a soldier, merely to visit the troops and that Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] threatened to resign if de Gaulle refused to visit Britain. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/93 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Ambassador to Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the outcome of a meeting of the Committee [French Committee of National Liberation] stating that: the Committee agreed that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should visit Britain regardless of whether or not he had a guarantee; that he saw Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] after the meeting who claimed that if de Gaulle refused to go to Britain, he and several of his colleagues would resign; that de Gaulle asked him for his personal assurance that he would be given complete freedom of communication and that he would be free to leave whenever he chose to do so and informing him that de Gaulle promised to give his reply as to whether or not he would visit Britain, tomorrow. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/94-96 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding their previous correspondence concerning plans for peace negotiations and the post war policing of Europe and suggesting that measures could be taken now to facilitate the transportation of forces to the areas which they have been designated to police. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/97 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing of his wish to re-launch the convoys to the Soviet Union at the end of July and asking him if this plan has his support. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/98 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC and the Secretary of State [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" informing him of his concern at the delay to notify the administration and stating that this situation will no doubt embarrass President Roosevelt. 02 Jun 1944 - 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/99 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a message from General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] informing him that the aircraft [Skymaster C 54B] has been released to the Transport Command crew and stating that he [Dill] believes that it is due to arrive in Britain on Friday 9th June. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/100 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding Marshal Tito's [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] request to locate his headquarters at Vis [Yugoslavia] and commenting that they should give Tito any assistance which he requires in establishing his headquarters at Vis [Yugoslavbia] and adding that he feels that it would be advisable for Randolph Churchill to join the party at Vis as soon as possible. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/101 Telegram from WSC to Moscow [Sir Alan Clark Kerr, British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he will discuss the possibility of a joint message [to be sent to Marshal Stalin regarding the launch of Overlord, invasion of Normandy] with President Roosevelt and adding that he will send, in his military capacity, a short message to Marshal Stalin informing him of "what is going on". 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/102-104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that General de Gaulle has decided to accept his invitation to visit Britain and informing him of the meetings which have been arranged for de Gaulle's visit and commenting that he sees that some of the United States newspapers were upset by his [WSC's] references to Spain in his speech to the House of Commons and suggesting that they should send a joint message to Marshal Stalin after the launch of Overlord [invasion of Normandy] Initials in typescript. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/105 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he will be receiving an official message approving Marshal Tito's [Premier of the National Committee of Liberation] move to Vis [Yugoslavia] and stating that he hopes that he will accept full responsibility for the defence of the Islands and asking him to send him a report on the defensive measures which are being taken and noting that the move should remain a secret for as long as possible and adding that he cannot think of any reasons why Randolph Churchill should not join Tito. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/106 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" informing him that Marshal Tito [Premier of the National Committee of Liberation] has arrived at Bari [Italy] and that he will move on to Vis [Yugoslavia] as soon as possible and informing him that Randolph Churchill is with the Partisan 8th Corps Headquarters which is on the move and that he was therefore unable to receive the landing craft last night Copy. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/107 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome [Italy] and paying tribute to the United Nations forces Signature in typescript. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/108 Same as CHAR 20/142A/111. 04 Jun 1944 - 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/109 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal, Private and Top Secret" informing him that the Allied troops have entered Rome [Italy] and commenting on what the Anzio landings have achieved and informing him that "tonight they go" [operation Overlord, invasion of Normandy] and that they are using 5,000 ships and 11,000 fully mounted aircraft. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/110 Same as CHAR 20/142A/112. 05 Jun 1944 - 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/111-112 Telegram from Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to the Greek Government] marked "Top Secret" regarding the situation of the Greek Government and informing him of George Papandreou's solution to the situation, namely that King George II of Greece will remain abroad until the people of Greece are able to express their own wishes for Greece's future and stating that Papandreou is asking for WSC's help in persuading King George II to adopt this policy. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/165/113-114 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him of the defence measures which he proposes to make to secure the island of Vis [Marshal Tito's headquarters, Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and stating that he does not feel that he should accept full responsibility for the defence of the Island and suggesting that the present system of dual control should continue. 05 Jun 1944