Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/166

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Date: 05 Jun 1944 - 17 Jun 1944

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CHAR 20/166/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram's Serial No's T1201/4-T1300". Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/2 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to Greece) to WSC marked "Immediate" containing a message from King George II of Greece congratulating him on the entry of the Allied Forces into Rome [Italy]. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/3 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing the proposed anti U boat statement for May Copy. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/4 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting on the initial success of the operation [Overlord, invasion of Normandy] Initials in typescript. Copy. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/5 Same as CHAR 20/146A/19. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/6 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he is in full agreement with the re-launching of the convoys to the Soviet Union. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/7 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC and General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Top Secret" reporting on a meeting he had with Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] and informing him that Tito was satisfied with the military situation and with the recent political changes, in particular with the removal of Dr Bodizar Puric [Prime Minister of Yugoslavia 10/08/1943-1/06/1944] and that he is travelling to Vis [Yugoslavia] on 6th June. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/8 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" notifying him that he has informed General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] that he will welcome him in the United States at the end of June or the beginning of July and stating that he agrees with his proposal to send Marshal Stalin a joint message "when his plans and ours are in full swing" Copy. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/9 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" notifying him that he agrees with his proposed anti U boat statement [for the month of May] Copy. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/10-11 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has just heard the news regarding the entry of the Allied troops into Rome and wishing him luck with his talks with the "Prime Donna" [General de Gaulle, President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and asking him not to give de Gaulle the impression that he [Roosevelt] is sending him a friendly invitation to the United States and explaining the manner in which this invitation is being given exclaiming that he refuses "absolutely as Head of the State to invite" de Gaulle to the United States and adding that he is pleased to hear that Randolph Churchill has been promoted to a Major Copy. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/12 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army] marked "Secret and Personal" thanking him for his kind letter. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/13-14 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" regarding the relationship of the Canadian Forces to the Supreme Allied Commands and explaining that he has decided not to publicly announce the fact that the Canadian Armed Forces will be under the command of the Supreme Allied Commands. 06 Jun 1944 - 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/15 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the summer offensive by the forces of the Soviet Union will take place in mid June Copy. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/16 Same as CHAR 20/146A/21. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/17 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is sorry to learn that the departure of Sir William Brown [Secretary to the Petroleum Division of the Ministry of Fuel and Power] and the Chiefs of Staff has been delayed and commenting that he hopes that they will be able to travel as soon as possible, as the situation is becoming embarrassing Copy. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/18 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC congratulating him and the Allied Forces on the liberation of Rome [Italy]. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/166/19-21 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] has arrived in Britain without his three Commissioners and that this clearly indicates that he is not prepared to discuss the civil administration of France without a representative of the United States present and that de Gaulle has modified his refusal to allow the French Liaison Officers to join the Allied Forces in France until the civil administration question has been settled and reporting on the talks which took place between him and de Gaulle. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/22-23 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" providing him with a detailed account of the progress of operation Overlord [invasion of Normandy] and informing him of their plan to construct a synthetic harbour on the beaches Initials in typescript. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/24 Same as CHAR 20/146A/20. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/25 Telegram from WSC to Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister of External Affairs and Attorney General] marked "Personal" informing him that the Governments of Britain and the United States have no intention of recognizing the French National Committee as the Provisional Government of France and informing him of the reasons why he invited General de Gaulle to Britain. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/26 Telegram from WSC to Washington [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal, Private and Top Secret" regarding the agreement between Britain and the Soviet Union concerning the control of affairs in Romania, Bulgaria and Greece and stating that there is no question of this resulting in spheres of influence and stating that the British Government is "playing the hand" and that they "have to be very careful to play it agreeably with the Russians". 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/27 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 he is sending him various public congratulations which he has received [regarding the entry of the Allied Forces into Rome, Italy] and informing him of the successful progress of operation Overlord [invasion of Normandy]. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/28 Same as CHAR 20/146A/20. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/29 Telegram from WSC (AMSSO) to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal" reporting on the successful progress of operation Overlord [invasion of Normandy] and of the operation in Italy. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/30 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] informing him that there will be a parliamentary vacancy in Chelsea [London] as Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] is shortly to be elevated to the peerage and informing him that their ideal candidate for this vacancy is Major William Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] and asking him, if Sidney accepted the position, to allow Sidney to take adequate leave to fight for this seat. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/31 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] containing a letter for Major William Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] from Malcolm Bowes Lyon (Head of Chelsea Conservative Association) informing him that there will be a parliamentary vacancy in Chelsea [London] as Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] is shortly to be elevated to the peerage and asking him for his permission to forward his name to the Executive Commission and recommend that he should be adopted to contest this seat. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/32 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] containing a letter for Major William Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] asking him to stand for the Conservative party in the Chelsea [London] by election. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/33 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] congratulating him on behalf of the War Cabinet on the liberation of Rome [Italy]. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/34 Telegram from WSC to General Mark Clark [Commander of United States Fifth Army] congratulating him on the manner in which he has lead the Allied troops under his command. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/35 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal" congratulating him on behalf of the War Cabinet for his contribution towards the liberation of Rome [Italy]. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/36 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message which he has received from Marshal Stalin [see CHAR 20/166/15] Copy. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/37-38 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him about the measures which are being taken to secure the island of Vis [Yugoslavia] and commenting that it would be a disaster if Vis was captured and Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] killed and asking him if he approves of sending the King [King Petar of Yugoslavia], the Ban [Dr Ivan Subasic] and Skrine Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia] to Vis in order to "try and knock together these jangling Yugoslavian heads" and adding that he feels that it would be a shame to remove Randolph Churchill from Yugoslavia at a time when he has a chance of making lasting contact with the Partisan Forces and noting that he should "not bring him back out of any consideration for me or because a price has been put on his head". 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/39 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that his appreciation will receive careful consideration and that it will be balanced against other plans and reporting on the progress of operation Overlord [invasion of Normandy]. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/40 Telegram from Nahas Pasha [Prime Minister of Egypt] to WSC wishing the Allied Armies luck in their new operation in France. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/41 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" suggesting that he should invite Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] in mid June, to his advance headquarters at Caserta [Italy] for military discussions and asking him for his approval Copy. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/42 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Troops in Italy] (Caserta, [Italy]) to WSC stating that he should not feel anxious for their safety and commenting that the remaining German troops in Italy are badly mauled and that the only thing that concerns him now is that they will not be able to fully exploit their success Copy. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/166/43 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] thanking him for his message of congratulations on the liberation of Rome [Italy] and stating that the Australian forces have played their part. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/44 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that Randolph arrived in Bari [Italy] that morning and that he was in good health Copy. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/45 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking him to send Randolph Churchill home, if he can afford to spare him Annotated: "Not Sent" written across the document in red. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/166/46 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding the issue of money to the troops in France and commenting that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] is ready to make a proclamation announcing the introduction of these notes, and that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is prepared to endorse them, but that he is trying to contain the words, "Provisional Government of France" or "of the French Republic" in his speech and asking him for his opinion on this matter. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/47 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that Marshal Stalin's plans seem to hold much promise, even if their start date is a little later than they hoped. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/48 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" commenting that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is not co operating with them in their fight to liberate his country and commenting that he will accept a visit from de Gaulle to Washington [United States] at the end of June or mid July and that he will try to attract him to the interests of the Allied nations. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/49 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding the money which is to be issued to the troops in France and stating that the notes look as though they would be easy to forge and that responsibility for issuing and redeeming these notes is not stated and asking him for his opinion on this matter. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/50 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the improved physical condition of President Roosevelt and informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is due to return to work in a couple of weeks. 08 Jun 1944 - 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/51 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has received his telegram regarding the successful progress of Overlord [invasion of Normandy] and commenting that the first stage of the Soviet Union Summer offensive will begin on 10th June and that it will open on the Leningrad front The document is crossed through diagonally in red. 08 Jun 1944 - 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/52 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing CHAR 20/166/51. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/53 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has just received his messages regarding Major William Sidney [WSC's request that he should stand as a Conservative candidate at the Chelsea (London) by election] and that he will forward these to Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] and stating that he will do everything possible to ensure that Sidney is able to travel to Britain [to contest this seat]. Copy. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/54 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" wishing the Soviet Union troops good luck in their forthcoming operation and reporting on the progress of the Allied operations [in France and Italy]. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/55 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" commenting that it is a disaster that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex, Prime Minister of Italy] has been replaced by an "unrepresentative collection" and asking him for his views on this matter. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/56 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him for his opinion on the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] and his replacement by a "cluster of aged and hungry politicians". 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/57-58 Telegram from WSC to Sir Noel Charles [High Commissioner in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" commenting on the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] from power and asking him what right the Italian Government, as a conquered country, had to make this decision and adding that the War Cabinet and the Allied Advisory Committee should have been consulted. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/59-60 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] and Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] informing him that it has been decided that the King [King Petar of Yugoslavia], the Ban [Dr Ivan Subasic] and Skrine Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia] will travel to Vis [Yugoslavia] tonight and commenting that this is a good opportunity to re-unite all the Yugoslav forces and asking if it is possible for Randolph Churchill to return home for a few days. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/61 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Troops in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message of congratulations [on the entry of the Allied forces into Rome, Italy] and informing him that he is passing on these sentiments to his troops. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/62 Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of his recent mission with the 8th Corps in the Ticevo area and stating that he has been called to Italy for a few days, but that he hopes to return immediately to the 8th Corps. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/63 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has received a message from Randolph Churchill in which he claims that he is able to do some useful work with the 8th Corps and that he [WSC] hopes that he [Randolph] will be able to remain with them and that he should therefore ignore his recent request [that Randolph should return to Britain for a few days]. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/64 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the United States Government does not approve of the proposed agreement between Britain and the Soviet Union regarding control of Greece and Romania and explaining the reasons for this decision and stating that the United States would prefer the establishment of consultative machinery. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/65 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him to explain his conduct in Rome [Italy] regarding his part in the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] Initials in typescript. Copy. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/66 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC notifying him that he has informed Edward Stettinius [United States Under Secretary of State] and that he claimed that President Roosevelt would probably telegraph him [WSC] tonight. 10 Jun 1944 - 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/67 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] marked "Personal and Private" stating that if Randolph Churchill wishes to continue his work in Yugoslavia and that if the work is useful, then he should be allowed to do so and that they should not allow his relationship with him come into the equation or the fact that "the enemy are specially after him", but adding that if possible, he would like Randolph to travel home for a couple of days Initials in typescript. Copy. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/68 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill asking him to travel to Britain for a few days, to report on his trip in Yugoslavia Initialled in typescript. Copy. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/69-70 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Secret, Personal and Private" remarking that he was surprised to receive his telegram recommending a consultative committee for the Balkan states and commenting that somebody should have the power to act as "action is always paralysed if everybody is to consult everybody" and using the recent events in the Balkans to strengthen his argument. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/71 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he would like to have a recommendation from the Italian Advisory Committee before making any decision [regarding the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio, ex Prime Minister of Italy]. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/72 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he totally agrees [with his wish to have a recommendation from the Italian Advisory Committee before making any decision regarding the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio, ex Prime Minister of Italy]. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/73 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has received a photograph of Marshal Stalin for him [WSC] with an inscription from Stalin stating that it was given in memory of the of the invasion of Northern France by the Allied forces. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/74 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied troops in Italy] (Caserta) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Randolph Churchill has arrived safely and that he looks fit and well and stating that he feels that he deserves a short break Copy. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/75 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that he had a meeting today with King Petar of Yugoslavia, the Ban [Dr Ivan Subasic], Skrine Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia] and Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] and that Macmillan has sent a report of the meeting to the Foreign Office and commenting that he accepts responsibility for the defence of the island of Vis [Yugoslavia] and adding that he feels that Randolph Churchill could be of use to them during these negotiations, but that once the meetings have been concluded, he has no objection to his returning to Bosnia. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/76 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding his recent message concerning the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] and stating that there should not have been any alterations in the Italian Government without a consultation with the Allies and that the Soviet Union would not object if the United States and British Governments claimed that Ivanoe Bonomi's [Italian Prime Minister] Government would have to be replaced and commenting on the historic feat which was achieved by the Allies in their invasion of northern France. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/77-78 Telegram from Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] marked "Top Secret" informing him of his actions and of the part he played in the removal of Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy]. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/79 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing CHAR 20/166/76. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/80-81 Telegram from Sir Noel Charles (British High Commissioner, Naples) to WSC explaining his position and that of General Sir Noel Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] in the recent alterations in the Italian Government and commenting on the present Italian Government stating that he feels that they will be just as effective as the previous Government and informing him that his United States colleague feels that the new Italian Government should be accepted. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/82-83 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding his telegram concerning the introduction of currency for the troops in France and the possibility that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] would turn the situation to his advantage by trying to gain support for his Provisional Government in exchange for his backing for the supplementary currency and containing a suggested note for General de Gaulle informing him that the Allied forces intend to use the supplementary franc currency regardless of whether or not they have his support and adding that he has been notified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Counterfeiting that the notes which they are intending to use will be difficult to counterfeit. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/84 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that they must make sure that they are not establishing any post war spheres of influence [regarding the Balkan States and an agreement between the Soviet Union and Britain concerning their areas of control]. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/85 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his telegram congratulating him on the successes in Italy. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/86 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that he is delighted that the task of landing troops on the continent has been successful and that his thoughts are with him Signature in typescript. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/87 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" explaining his position [during the recent alterations in the Italian Government]. 12 Jun 1944 - 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/88 Same as CHAR 20/140B/218. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/89 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that he will be receiving a visit from General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] tomorrow and that he will have another visit on Friday [16th June, from King George VI]. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/90 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that the person in question is King George VI [who will be visiting him on Friday 16th June]. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/91 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he regrets this "muddle" and that he would appreciate some clear instructions and commenting that the Italian politicians are trickier than they thought. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/92 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] asking him to send him his latest casualty and prisoner figures. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/93 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is looking forward to his visit there and stating that they enjoyed their visit there and adding that there are great advantages in keeping on the move. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/94 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they should lodge King Petar of Yugoslavia in the British section of Vis [Yugoslavia] when he visits the island, commenting that he does not wish the King to be dependent on Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation]. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/95 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander, Commander in Chief of the Allied Troops in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for being so kind to Randolph Churchill. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/96-97 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his telegram regarding the situation in Italy and informing him that the matter is to be considered by a Joint Advisory Council and that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] will continue as Prime Minister for a short space of time and reporting on the current situation in northern France. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/98-99 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the agreement which has been reached concerning the political changes in Italy, namely that Marshal Pietro Badoglio will remain as the nominal head of Government and stating that he shares his belief that the matter should be examined by a Joint Advisory Committee and notifying him that he has agreed that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] may visit the British sector in France today and reporting on his trip to beaches in Normandy [France] declaring that "nearly every element of which has been a success". 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/100 Telegram from WSC to Nahas Pasha [Prime Minister of Egypt] thanking him for his message of good wishes. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/101 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the number of British and Canadian casualties and the total number of prisoners captured. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/102 Telegram from General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations. 12 Jun 1944 - 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/103 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting on the visit of General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and stating that it was a great success and adding that he would like King George VI to hold a small investiture during his forthcoming visit, to distribute various honours. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/104 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is astounded at the events [in Italy regarding the changing political situation] and containing part of CHAR 20/166/ 76. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/105 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" in reply to CHAR 20/166/17 concerning the departure of Sir William Brown [Secretary to the Petroleum Division of the Ministry of Fuel and Power] informing him that certain points have arisen from Sir William's report and that it has been necessary to discuss these in Cabinet and that it has since been referred to a Ministerial Committee Copy. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/106 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has no objection to his permitting General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to visit the British section in northern France and that he is not disturbed by de Gaulle's "unreasonable" attitude towards their supplementary French currency. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/107 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] has completed his tour and that he is sailing tomorrow and reporting on de Gaulle's reaction to his tour of the small towns in northern France, stating that he was not very enthusiastic Copy. Top Secret. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/108 Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC reporting on a meeting he had with Pope Pius XII, and informing him that the Pope asked him about the conditions in Yugoslavia. 13 Jun 1944 - 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/109 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/110-111 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he feels that it would be a grave mistake for them not to accept the Government of Ivanoe Bonomi [Prime Minister of Italy] and explaining his reasons for this decision. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/112 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC stating that he feels that it would be useful for Randolph Churchill to visit Britain for a few days and adding that there will certainly be important work for him to do in Yugoslavia Copy. 15 Jun 1944 - 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/113 Telegram from Philip Broad [1st Secretary Foreign Office] (Bari [Italy]) to WSC informing him that Randolph Churchill arrived at Bari that morning and that he left for Vis [Yugoslavia] after lunch to meet Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] and that he returned to Bari that evening Copy. 15 Jun 1944 - 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/114 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him why the General cannot send a draft of the document he would like to send to the CCS [Combined Chiefs of Staff] and commenting that they understand that they will have to adapt themselves to a situation which was wrongly created Initialled. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/115 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill marked "Secret" asking him to keep him informed and telling him to keep in close touch with Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito]. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/116 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he agrees with his proposal that the political situation in Italy should be examined by a Joint Advisory Council and wishing him success for the current operation in northern France. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/117 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him to make arrangements for Lieutenant General Sir Noel Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] to travel home, in order for him to explain the actions he took concerning the political changes in Italy. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/166/118 Telegram from a High Commissioner in Naples [Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Lieutenant General Sir Noel Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] has had to refrain from carrying out his duties due to ill health and commenting on who he feels would be the most suitable replacement and suggesting that what is needed now is a sound administrator. 16 Jun 1944