Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/167

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Date: 15 Jun 1944 - 02 Jul 1944

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CHAR 20/167/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No T1301/4-T1400/4". Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/2 Telegram from Major William Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he is delighted to accept his invitation to stand as the Conservative candidate at the Chelsea by election and informing him that he expects to be relieved from his duties by June 22nd. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/167/3-4 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he hopes to renew the convoys to the Soviet Union by August 10th and notifying him that after consulting President Roosevelt and the British representatives in Italy, that he now feels that it would be impossible to reinstate Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] and reporting on the recent progress of the operation in France Initials in typescript. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/5 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he now feels that it would be impossible to reinstate Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] and that he is notifying Marshal Stalin of this decision and that he believes that they should await his reply before taking any action and adding that he feels that it is important that the new Italian Government is made to appreciate the obligations which it has inherited. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/6 Telegram from Randolph Churchill (Bari [Italy]) to WSC informing him that he will be pleased to visit him for a couple of days and notifying him of the individuals whom he intendeds to visit in the next few days. 15 Jun 1944 - 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/7 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that he would like Randolph Churchill to visit Britain for a couple of days and asking him to make arrangements for Randolph to travel to Britain in the York [WSC's private plane] and containing a message from WSC to Randolph informing him that the York will be waiting at Algiers for him. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/8 Same as CHAR 20/142A/115. 16 Jun 1944 - 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/9 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he feels that they should obtain the advise of General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and Combined Chiefs of Staff before publishing the long terms of surrender [with Italy]. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/10 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing an amendment to CHAR 20/167/7. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/11 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" asking him for details of the latest operation in Italy; what the possibility is of a round up of the enemy and the numbers of prisoners they have taken. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/12-13 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal" informing him of the recent developments in the operations in France (Overlord [invasion of Normandy]) and Italy and reporting that air attacks have commenced on London, but commenting that it will not impede their operations. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/14 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC informing him that Randolph Churchill will be leaving for Britain in a couple of days and that he intends to put Randolph in charge of his Mission in Croatia. 16 Jun 1944 - 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/15 Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC regarding the arrangements for his short visit to Britain. 16 Jun 1944 - 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/16 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" informing him that the departure of Skrine Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia], the Ban [Dr Ivan Subasic] and Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] has been delayed for 24 hours due to bad weather and commenting that the negotiations appear to be progressing. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/17 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" informing him that he is granting Lieutenant General Sir Noel Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] sick leave and that a successor is to be appointed. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/18 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" informing him that Randolph Churchill will be leaving for Britain on 21st June Copy. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/19 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a joint communique by Dr Ivan Subasic [Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] and Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] stating that talks have been taking place between them in order to strengthen the fight for liberation and that agreements have been reached. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/20 Note stating that the telegram number T1316/4 is the same as T1312/4. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/167/21 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal" thanking him. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/22 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that: the reaffirmation of the principle of control, encompassed in the long armistice terms between Italy and the Allies; the imposition of a weeks delay and the request that certain written undertakings are made before the new Italian Government functions, will have some beneficial results. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/23 Same as CHAR 20/142A/116. 18 Jun 1944 - 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/24 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] to WSC reporting on a meeting he had with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] stating that the President still feels that the situation is serious, but that he feels that there has been an improvement. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/25 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has heard that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is willing to visit the United States during one of the two specified times and notifying him that he is considering a visit to the Pacific Coast in mid July and reporting that the operation on the island of Saipan is progressing slowly, but adding that if it is successful, he feels that it will be of the highest importance. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/26-27 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Troops in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him of his plan to attack the remaining German Army in Italy, claiming that this army is in a "grave state of exhaustion" and declaring that he can destroy the remaining two armies in Italy and that then the way will then be open to them to march on Vienna [Austria] Copy. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/28 Telegram from WSC to Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] stating that he is delighted with the decision of the Portuguese Government to prohibit the export of wolfram and commenting that he sees this as proof of the strength of their alliance. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/29 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he has instructed the British Military Representatives in the United States to try to obtain an agreement from the Combined Chiefs of Staff to the Allied Commanders in western Europe and the Mediterranean receiving formal notification that they have control over the Canadian forces in their theatre. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/30 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he hopes that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] will visit the United States and that he feels that it would be "a good thing all round". 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/31 Same as CHAR 20/142A/117. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/32 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal" thanking him for his recent letter and commenting that he is pleased that his meeting with the Combined Chiefs of Staff was successful. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/33 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he is returning to Lieutenant General Sir James Gammell [Chief of Staff to General Sir Henry Wilson]. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/34-35 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he feels that the best person to state the British case in the oil conference is Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] and asking him if he foresees any difficulties with this choice and stating that he does not believe that the current bombing of London will affect production and adding that he feels that the battle on land is progressing well. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/36 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" informing him that the Ban [Dr Ivan Subasic] and Skrine Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia] have arrived and that their talks with Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] appear to have been successful and adding that the King [King Petar of Yugoslavia] wishes to travel to Britain. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they should try to reach an agreement with the French Committee of National Liberation regarding the introduction of supplementary currency to the troops in France, arguing that unless they reach an understanding with the French Committee, they will be morally responsible for seeing that these notes are honoured. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/38 Telegram from Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] to WSC thanking him for his message regarding General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and assuring him that the will not take any actions which will embarrass him, but adding that Australia is indebted to France as they helped them to secure New Caledonia. 14 Jun 1944 - 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/39 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the Soviet Union do not have any objection to the resolution of the Consultative Council regarding the new Italian Government and notifying him that the second round of the Soviet Union's summer offensive is due to commence in a couple of weeks Signature in typescript. Copy. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/40 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of his concern at the direction which has been given by Admiral Ernest King [Prime Minister of Canada] to Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Europe] to transfer a large number of United States vessels from Overlord [invasion of Normandy] to the Mediterranean and stating that decisions such as this should not be made without consulting the two supreme commanders and notifying him that these matters are currently under discussion. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/41 Telegram from Randolph Churchill (Bari [Italy]) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that his visit to Yugoslavia has been postponed due to bad weather. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/42 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing CHAR 20/167/39. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/43 Telegram from WSC to Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he is trying to reach an agreement with France and assuring him that he is keen to maintain France's strength, as it is vital to the security of Europe, but adding that he is sure that General de Gaulle [Premier of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] "is no friend of Britain". 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/44 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal" informing him of the concern of the Chiefs of Staff regarding the situation in Imphal [India] and stating that it is vital for him to make all the demands he requires in order to maintain the situation commenting that he sees this task as being both serious and critical. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/45 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Achimota [Ghana, Lord Swinton, earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] marked "Private and Personal" permitting him to travel to Britain next month and adding that he hopes that he will take a holiday after his discussions in London have ceased. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/46 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the State Department are concerned about the situation in the Balkans and that they are disturbed by the fact that Britain first consulted the Soviet Union on this matter and then merely asked the United States if they were in accord with this agreement and adding that he hopes that this situation will not happen again. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/47 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" informing him that the French Committee of National Liberation have in their possession copies of correspondence between the United States Government and the Vichy regime from 1940-1942, in which Sumner Welles [Under Secretary of State, United States] urged France to make every concession to Japan and that after Pearl Harbor, in fear that the French might publish this correspondence, the United States promised France that they would support the return of Indo China to France. 22 Jun 1944 - 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/48-49 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding the situation in the Balkans and explaining why he consulted the Soviet Union rather than the United States in this matter, and commenting that he does not feel that he has done anything wrong and stating that he has kept him informed at every stage of his discussions with Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] and the Royal Yugoslavian Government. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/50 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message for Arthur Sulzberger [President of the New York Times Company] asking him to be careful about the information he has obtained regarding the situation in the Balkans Initialled. Annotated: "Not Sent" written in blue diagonally across the telegram. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/51 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" in reply to his message regarding Admiral Ernest King's [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] request that Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe] should transfer United States vessels from Overlord [invasion of Normandy] to the Mediterranean explaining that this action had met with the approval of the Combined Chiefs of Staff and General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army]. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has been informed that the British Embassy are planning to hold discussions with the French Committee of National Liberation prior to General de Gaulle's [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] visit to the United States and commenting that he hopes that he will be consulted before any agreements are made Copy. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/53 Telegram from Philip Broad [1st Secretary Foreign Secretary] (Bari [Italy]) informing him that Randolph Churchill returned from Yugoslavia to day and that he will travel to Britain as soon as possible Copy. 22 Jun 1944 - 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/54 Telegram from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] to WSC thanking him for his participation in arranging the meeting between him and Dr Ivan Subasic (Prime Minister of the Royal Yugoslavian Government) and commenting that the agreement represents a powerful step forward and asking him to arrange for the tanks and aircraft, which were intended for them, to be sent as soon as possible Signature in typescript. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/55 Telegram from Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] to WSC thanking him for all his past support and stating that he hopes that he will be equally supportive to the new Italian Government under Ivanoe Bonomi [Prime Minister of Italy]. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/56 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] congratulating him and his troops on the reopening of the Kohima Imphal road [India]. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/57 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] is an old friend of his and that he will be happy to see him and that he hopes that he will continue to evade the enemy's bombs [in London] Copy. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/58 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that the new offensive [Soviet Union summer offensive] will be a great assistance to the Italian and French efforts Copy. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/59 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the discussions which are taking place in London with Pierre Vienot [Delegate of the French Committee of National Liberation in London] are on an official level only and that their aim is to try to find a basis for the operation of civil affairs in the liberated areas of France and commenting that Britain and the United States have already agreed that the French Committee of National Liberation should take the leadership and assuring him that no immediate action will be taken as a result of this meeting. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/60 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that his arguments are being considered by the Chiefs of Staff and War Cabinet and that there is no need for him to recede at the present time. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/61 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] is planning an operation in the South West Pacific in September and stating that the General needs to know the size of the naval force which he can expect to have at this time, in order for him to be able to make effective plans. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/62 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has received the memorandum from the United States Chiefs of Staff and that these questions will immediately be examined by the British Chiefs of Staff and the War Cabinet and adding that he hopes to give him an answer in 48 hours. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/63 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] congratulating him of the victory of the 20th over the Japanese. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/64-65 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" reporting on the progress of the operations in France [Overlord] and Italy and assuring him that the German bombing of London is having little effect on the production or routine of the city. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/66 Telegram from WSC to Rome [Italy, Sir Noel Charles, British High Commissioner in Italy] marked "Private. Personal and Top Secret" warning him about Count Carlos Sforza stating that he believes that he is untrustworthy, but that he might receive support from the United States and adding that he would like to thank Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] publicly, for all he has done, but that this would reflect badly on Ivanoe Bonomi [Prime Minister of Italy]. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/67 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Pietro Badoglio [ex Prime Minister of Italy] stating that the work which he achieved whilst he was in power commanded great respect and adding that he is pleased that his support was of some assistance to him Initials in typescript. Copy. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/68 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal" thanking him for his message of congratulations. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/69 Telegram from WSC to no. 30 Military Mission (Moscow, [Soviet Union]) asking him to continue commenting that he is a constant reader of anything which he sends. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/70 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC and the Chiefs of Staff marked "Personal" reporting that Major General Claire Chennault [Commander of the United States Army Air Force Units in China] has informed him that the Japanese have been using mustard gas and lewisite. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has had a talk with Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe] and Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [First Seal Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, regarding Admiral Ernest King's, Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, request that Stark should transfer some of the United States vessels from Overlord, invasion of Normandy, to the Mediterranean] and commenting that the matter need not be mentioned again. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/72 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that it is essential that they should always agree on matters concerned with the Allied war effort Copy. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/73-74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message which he has sent to Marshal Stalin reporting on the visit of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk (Prime Minister of Poland) and assuring him that no attempts were made to interfere with Polish Soviet relations during their discussions and informing him that he believes that the Polish Prime Minister would be prepared to travel to Moscow [Soviet Union] in order to try to find a solution to the problems which stand between Poland and the Soviet Union. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/75-76 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding the introduction of the supplementary franc currency, stating that he does not believe that the British and United States should be responsible for the redemption of these notes, just because an agreement has not been reached between them and the French Committee of National Liberation and commenting that a settlement can be reached when a Government is established in France, after the war, but adding that he is keen to reach an agreement with the French Committee of National Liberation on this matter. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/77 Telegram from WSC to Madrid [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that Major William Sidney [later 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley, and 1st Lord De L'Isle] has agreed to undertake the candidature [at the Chelsea (London) by election] and proposing that Hoare should now submit his name to King George VI for a viscountcy. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/78 Telegram from Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] marked "Personal" thanking him for his message. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/79 Telegram from Sir Noel Charles (British High Commissioner in Italy) to WSC marked "Private and Personal" stating that he does not trust Count Carlos Sforza and that he believes that Ivanoe Bonomi [Prime Minister of Italy] among others is also beginning to distrust him and adding that he feels that Bonomi's government should retain power for some time. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/80 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing an amendment to his recent message and stating that he believes that his message to Marshal Stalin regarding the visit of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] will be helpful Copy. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/81 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Top Secret" regarding the role in which Canada is to take in the war against Japan, after the war with Germany has been won and informing him that a document was drawn up expressing the importance which North West Canada might have, as a base for operations against the Japanese islands and that the RCAF [Royal Canadian Air Force] has been regrouped and trained for this purpose and stating that the Canadian Government has would prefer their forces to fight in the North Pacific theatre. 27 Jun 1944 - 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/82 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" commenting on the recent Allied successes in Italy and France and what he hopes will be achieved by the new Soviet Union offensive. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/83 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] wishing him and his troops best wishes for their forthcoming battle. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/84 Telegram from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] to WSC informing him that he totally agrees with his plans [to submit his name to King George VI for a viscountcy] and asking to simultaneously publish the announcement [of this honour] and his letter to his Chelsea [London] constituents. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/85 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal" congratulating him on the liberation of Cherbourg [France]. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/86-87 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Strictly Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he is sending him an argument concerning the deadlock between their Chiefs of Staff regarding the operations in the Mediterranean, which has been endorsed by the British Chiefs of Staff Initialled. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Strictly Personal and Top Secret" containing a printed document entitled "Operations in the European Theatres" and written by WSC stating that: it is better not to have more than two major ventures in operation; that priority must be given to Overlord [invasion of Normandy]; that the facilities for the reception of troops along the French Atlantic coast should be re examined; that they should reinforce the troops involved in Overlord; that he doubts whether Anvil [invasion of the south of France] would have any great effects on the battle which they have to fight now and that they should not allow the operation in Italy to suffer. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/89 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding the operations in Europe, stating that he is in total agreement with his Chiefs of Staff concerning General Sir Henry Wilson's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] demands and arguing that they should consolidate their operations, not scatter them and declaring that they should launch Anvil [invasion of the South of France] as soon as possible as he believes that it is the only venture which will give Overlord [invasion of Normandy] support. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/90 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has received his recent telegram [regarding the operations in Europe] and stating that he believes this message was sent before he had a chance to see his [WSC's] telegram on this matter and commenting that he hopes that he will consider his arguments and suggesting that if an agreement cannot be found on this matter, that a meeting will have to be arranged. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/91 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has been notified by Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] that he is sending Major General Vladimir Velebit [Head of Partisan military legal section] to London as his representative and that he will appoint another Major General to represent him at the Allied Force Headquarters. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/92 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has been notified by Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] that a delegation has arrived from EAM [Ethniko Apeleftherotiko Metopo, the National Liberation Front] and ELAS [National Popular Liberation Army] and stating that Tito spoke of them in disparaging terms and that he urged them to make a more concerted effort against the Germans. 28 Jun 1944 - 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/93 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message of congratulations on the liberation of Cherbourg [France]. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/94 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the progress of their current battle informing him of the number of German divisions occupied in checking his advance and the number of prisoners which they have captured. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/95 Note marked "Not Sent". [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/167/96-98 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he feels that their priority in the European theatre should be Overlord [invasion of Normandy] and Anvil [invasion of the south of France] but adding that he feels that there will be adequate forces remaining for the operations in Italy after the necessary troops have been removed for Anvil and informing him that he would have to consult Marshal Stalin before making any alterations to the Teheran agreement and adding that politically, he would never survive a setback in Overlord if it was discovered that large numbers of troops had been diverted to the Balkans. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/99 Telegram from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union to WSC] (Moscow [Soviet Union)] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of a meeting he had with Marshal Stalin and reporting Stalin's reaction to the Allied invasion of northern France and stating that Stalin had declared that he had maintained his part in the Teheran agreement. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/100 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the importance of recalling Sir David Kelly [British Ambassador to the Argentine Republic] for consultation, stating that all of the other Republics are taking this action and that the effect of this collective action will be reduced if Kelly remains in Buenos Aires [Argentine Republic]. 30 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/101 Telegram from WSC to Madrid [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood, British Ambassador to Spain] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that the announcement [of his viscountcy] and his letter to his Chelsea [London] constituents will be given in the press today. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/102 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding his telegram concerning the introduction of a supplemental franc currency [see CHAR 20/167/75-76] and stating that he agrees with his proposal. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/103 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] (Chungking, [China]) to WSC reporting on a meeting he had with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and stating that the President felt that the situation there was still serious but that he no longer believed that they would be forced out of the war and that he thought that his troops would be able to fight in Burma. 30 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/167/104 Same as CHAR 20/142A/118. 30 Jun 1944 - 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/105 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that there is a Panzer division between Caen and Caument [France] and that the United States attack has been delayed until 3rd July due to bad weather and adding that he is completely satisfied with the situation. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/106-108 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that the splitting of the campaigns in the mediterranean into two operations is "the first major strategic and political error for which we two have to be responsible" and explaining why he has doubts about the effectiveness of Anvil [invasion of the south of France] but informing him that if he and the United States Chiefs of Staff refuse to accept their arguments, he will do his best to make a success of any enterprise which is undertaken. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/109 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing CHAR 20/167/82. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/110 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that they have decided to take his advice and recall Sir David Kelly [British Ambassador to the Argentine Republic], but stating that he does not understand what they hope to achieve by this action and that he feels that the British Government was placed in an invidious position by this decision. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/111 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal" thanking him for sending him a photograph of himself and for the inscription which he wrote on it. 01 Jul 1944 - 02 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/112 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" congratulating him on the advances which the Soviet Union armies are making and reporting on the position in Normandy [France]. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/113 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 he is sending his York [private plane] to Algiers for him and adding that he has done his best for him and his affairs Initialled. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/114 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" regarding the future of Lieutenant General Noel Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] stating that the simplest way would be if it was announced that he could not return to his duties due to illhealth, and notifying him that General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] does not wish Macfarlane to return to his post. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/115 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he and his Chiefs of Staff are still convinced that the best course of action would be to launch Anvil [invasion of the south of France] as soon as possible and stating that he feels that the Commanders in Italy will still be able to reach their objectives, even with a reduced force and asking him to order his Chiefs of Staff to send a despatch to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] notifying him of this decision. 02 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/167/116 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is pleased with Marshal Stalin's message regarding his offensive on the Eastern front and that he supports his wish that Britain will be able to neutralise the effects of Germany's flying bombs [on London]. 02 Jul 1944