Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/85

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Date: 11 Dec 1942 - 01 Jan 1943

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CHAR 20/85/1 Old file cover Annotated. [Dec] 1942
CHAR 20/85/2 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "personal" thanking him for his telegram of last evening and hoping that he will let governmental leaders in Washington [United States] have the same information. 11 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/3 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" acknowledging receipt of his message of 9 Dec and stating that he has communicated the reports therein to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and will send WSC the contents of Eisenhower's report when it is received. 11 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/4 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC reporting the wish of Essington Lewis [Australian Director General of Munitions and Aircraft Production] to be relieved of any obligation to accept any honour. 11 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/5 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" expressing pleasure at Roosevelt's plan to appoint a political representative for North Africa and stating that he would like to appoint someone to work with him and suggesting Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton]. 12 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the importance of holding Anglo-American discussions on the European Second Front in 1943 and stating that talks between the British, American and Soviet Staffs, whether at Moscow [Soviet Union] or Khartoum [Sudan] would not be useful. 12 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/7 Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and most secret" explaining that he cannot answer Stalin's question about a second front in 1943 except jointly with President Roosevelt. 12 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/8 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret" asking for information on the fighting strength of the battalions and batteries in the British 78th Division. 13 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/9 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" congratulating him on the West African announcement and expressing his gratitude to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] for securing the release of internees. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/10 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] marked "personal and secret" stating that he has never seen the House of Commons so unanimous but referring to "certain sections of the Press and public who want to have the advantages of Darlan without Darlan." Initialled. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/11 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" commenting on air patrols over the Western Atlantic : Recognises the value of patrols done by Canadian squadrons and their limitations; states that permission to use Goose and Gander airfields for servicing and refuelling of Liberators will be invaluable; regrets that at present nothing can be done to meet the Canadian request for very long range aircraft. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/12 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" informing him that he is sending him a letter about future plans by courier which should arrive in 3 or 4 days, weather permitting. 15 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/13-14 Telegram from Field Marshal sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" reporting private remarks made by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] regarding the possibility of undertaking a modified "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France] before the summer, and opposing the idea of a high-power British and American conference in London [United Kingdom] at this time. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/15 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" thanking him for the arrangements he has made for shipping the 9th Division back to Australia and for the sentiments he has expressed regarding their work in the African Desert, and expressing satisfaction at the altered arrangements to put two more aircraft carriers in the Pacific. 15 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/16-17 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret": Expresses his "heartfelt satisfaction" at Eisenhower's resolve to come to grips with the enemy and refers to "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts,ULTRA] about the toll take on enemy supplies; informs him of decision to send an additional Brigade Group of the 46th Division; expresses concern that Eisenhower should be so much occupied with political matters and refers to arrangements to devolve some of this burden on to other shoulders. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/18 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "private and most secret" informing him that he has given WSC's message to General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding Eighth Army] and explaining that Montgomery's boast had referred to the battle of El Alamein [Egypt] and not Agheila [Libya]. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/19 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" stating that he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Roosevelt's courier and thanking him for his long letter about Oliver Lyttelton's affairs [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] to which he is preparing an answer. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/20 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" confirming that as of 11 Dec he will be appointing Robert Murphy as his personal representative on the staff of General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and stating that Harold MacMillan [later Lord Stockton] will be entirely acceptable in the same status if approved by Eisenhower. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/21-22 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" reciting text of message from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre], regarding civil administration in French North Africa, and arguing against the creation of political or administrative agencies which would act independently of Eisenhower. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/23 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC giving strengths of Battalions and Artillery Regiments. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/24-25 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "private and most secret" : Thanks WSC for his message of 16 Dec, for his support, and for speeding up the arrival of a Brigade from the 46th Division; comments on military and political problems including demands of General Henri Giraud to move French North African troops to the front. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/26-27 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" regarding the shortage of British oil stocks and stating that he is sending proposals in his immediately following telegram [see CHAR 20/85/28-29] and suggesting that the United States assumes responsibility for the supply of petroleum products to North Africa. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/28-29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/26-27] and suggesting measures for arresting the decline and improving the stock position of oil in the United Kingdom. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/30 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] informing him that he is sending him copies of his telegrams to President Roosevelt regarding the serious position of the United Kingdom oil stocks [see CHAR 20/85/31] and proposing that Canadian escort groups should be employed in escorting the "Torch" build up convoys [Codename for the occupation of French North West Africa] between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar which will enable them to take advantage of United Kingdom training facilities. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/31 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/85/30] and reciting text of messages from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding measures to combat the shortage of oil stocks in the United Kingdom. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/32 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "most secret and personal" commenting on the apparent impasse over the proposed contribution of Anglo-American air power to the Caucasus ["Velvet"] and reciting text of his message to Stalin asking for clarification about the offer. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/33 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reciting the text of a message from Stalin to Roosevelt in which the Soviet leader regrets that it is impossible for him to leave the Soviet Union, suggests that problems could be discussed by post, expresses confidence that Great Britain and the United States will open a Second Front in Europe in the Spring of 1943, and comments on the policy of General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] towards Admiral Jean Darlan, Pierre Boisson, and General Henri Giraud. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/34 Telegram from WSC to Herbert Vere Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs and Attorney General] marked "personal and private" thanking him for his message and that from W S Robinson and inquiring about the Evatt Spitfire Squadrons. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/35 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" commenting on Roosevelt's telegram reciting a message from Stalin [see CHAR 20/85/33] and stating that this shows how absolutely necessary it is for them to have a joint plan. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/36 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" regarding the appointment of Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] as the representative of the United Kingdom Government in French North Africa. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" referring to correspondence between General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] regarding Admiral Rene Godfroy and the French naval squadron in Alexandria [Egypt] and urging patience and that no promise be made tying us up with Admiral Jean Darlan. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/38 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" informing him that his courier has been delayed and will arrive on the 20 [Dec]. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/39-40 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" replying to WSC's telegrams about petroleum supply to the United Kingdom. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/41 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "personal" expressing his profound sympathy on the loss of Major-General Daniel Pienaar [Commander South African Forces in the Middle East]. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/42 Telegram from Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" regarding arrangements for British Liberators to use Gander [Newfoundland] and Goose [Labrador] airfields for servicing and refuelling during Atlantic patrols. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/43 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "most secret and personal" regarding the status to be accorded to Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] in French North Africa and arguing that he should have the same status as Robert Murphy [Personal representative of President Roosevelt on the staff of General Dwight D Eisenhower]. 20 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/44 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "most secret and personal" informing him that arrangements are being made to ship the vehicles and material he requested [from the Middle East]. 20 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/45 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Aide to President Roosevelt] marked "personal and secret" informing him that no courier is in sight today and asking for the identity number of the aircraft or the port of arrival. 20 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/46 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Aide to President Roosevelt] to WSC informing him that the courier has been further delayed and that a message will be cabled if he does not arrive on the 21 [Dec]. 20 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/47 Telegram of 12 Dec 1942 from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC marked "personal and secret" reciting a passage from a letter by Wendell Willkie thanking WSC for his message With typescript addition by the Communications Department explaining that this telegram was missing and has been repeated by the Cable Company. 12 Dec 1942 - 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/48 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "secret" stating that he has "been deeply grieved today thinking over your heavy losses.". 21 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/49 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [formerly King Edward VIII] marked "most secret and personal" and "To be deciphered by his Personal Private Secretary only " stating that he has laid his wish before the King [George VI] who is not prepared to take any action and stating that it would be impossible for him [WSC] to move the War Cabinet in that direction and that he would "deprecate even bringing the matter before them." Initialled. 22 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/50 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "personal" expressing disappointment that Alexander does not keep him more fully informed about his prospects and intentions. 22 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/51 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "most secret and personal" thanking him for the steps he has taken to arrange shipment of the 9th Australian Division and its minimum requirements of equipment [from the Middle East]. 22 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "most secret and personal" informing him of his intention to send certain relief into Norway for the feeding and clothing of children. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/53 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" suggesting that they plan a meeting with their respective military staffs and suggesting a place just north of Casablanca [Morocco] about 15 Jan [1943] With instructions that this despatch is only to be decoded by the Senior Communication Officer and delivered by him to Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe] or Admiral Alan Kirk [United States Naval Attache in London, United Kingdom] for delivery direct to WSC. [21] Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/54 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" agreeing to his proposal [for a meeting in Casablanca, Morocco in Jan 1943] and suggesting that it be given the codename "Symbol" With typescript note indicating that the telegram was handed personally by WSC to Admiral Alan Kirk [United States Naval Attache in London, United Kingdom]. 21 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/55 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" thanking him for agreeing to the use of Goose [Labrador] and Gander [Newfoundland] airfields by British aircraft and commenting on the arrangements. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/56 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the appointment of Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] as the representative of the United Kingdom Government in French North Africa: Comments on the differences between the American and British systems of government which make it impossible to achieve exact similarity of status with Robert Murphy [Personal Representative of President Roosevelt on the staff of General Dwight D Eisenhower]; comments on the necessity of giving the two political representatives real power. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/57 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" informing him that his courier has arrived and that he liked it all and will discretely contact General [?Walter] Smith [Chief of Staff to General Dwight D Eisenhower]. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/58 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "personal" stating that he is sorry that WSC feels he has not been kept informed and referring to his communication of 17 Dec to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke] and to a further forecast of forward moves which is following [see CHAR 20/85/59-60]. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/59-60 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC and Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke] outlining the preparations that are being made for future operations and commenting on disposition of troops, activities of Lieutenant-General David Stirling [Special Air Service], the unloading of supplies at Benghazi [Libya], and the construction of two tarmac landing grounds in the Benghazi area. 24 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/61 Telegram from WSC and CSC to President Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt conveying "heartfelt wishes to you and all around you on this brighter day than we have yet seen.". 25 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/62 Telegram from President Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt to WSC and CSC marked "most secret and personal"conveying "warm personal greetings. The old teamwork is grand.". 25 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/63 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] thanking him for the globe which was presented to him yesterday by Major-General Russell Hartle. 26 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/64 Telegram from Herbert Vere Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs and Attorney General] to WSC marked "most secret" thanking him for his enquiries about the Spitfires and suggesting that WSC need only make occasional enquiries of Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal [later Lord Portal of Hungerford, Chief of the Air Staff] to ensure a regular flow of replacements and the latest improvements. 26 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/65 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" suggesting that both Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] and Charles De Gaulle [leader of the Free French] should postpone their arrival in French North Africa due to the unsettled conditions caused by the assassination of Admiral Jean Darlan Marked with red pencil and blue pen. 26 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/66 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in Egypt [Sir Miles Lampson, later Lord Killearn] marked "personal and private" asking him to see his "young friend" Captain Frederick William Deakin who helped him with the Marlborough biography and is now in Egypt on Special Operations Executive work. 27 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/67 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reciting the text of his message to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] authorizing him to appoint General Henri Giraud provisionally in charge of civil and French military authorities in his area. 26 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/68 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" regarding developments in French North Africa: States that he had already asked United States Headquarters in London [United Kingdom] to delay the plane carrying Charles De Gaulle [Leader of the Free French] for 48 hours and comments on the message sent by De Gaulle to General Henri Giraud [see CHAR 20/85/69] and on the need to bring the two men together; states that the North African settlement cannot be held up for "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casablanca in Jan 1943] and approves election of "Kingpin" [General Henri Giraud] as French High Commissioner and Commander in Chief; comments on the importance of the appointment and arrival of Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] Marked with red and blue lines in the margin. 27 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/69 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reciting text of message from General Charles De Gaulle [Leader of the Free French] to General Henri Giraud (Algiers [Algeria]) arguing that the assassination [of Admiral Jean Darlan] emphasises the need for national authority to be established and proposing that they meet as soon as possible in Algeria or Chad to study the means of grouping all French forces struggling for the liberation of France under a single provisional central authority. 27 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/70 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "personal and most secret" commenting on "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] showing the enemy in great anxiety and disarray at Buerat [Libya] and hoping that Alexander will be able to bring forward his strike. 27 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/71 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC and copied to Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke] marked "personal and most secret" informing him of movements and intentions of Eighth army and stating that he hopes to seize Tripoli [Libya] by 1 Feb [1943]. 27 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/72 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "personal and most secret": Thanks him for his programme and expresses the belief that "Rommel is off to the rescue of Tunisia and pastures new."; comments on his unhappiness with the decision by General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to delay the main offensive against Tunis and Bizerta [Tunisia]; asks whether all the advantages of occupying Tripoli [Libya] have been studied in detail by the Joint Commanders in Chief in Cairo [Egypt]. 28 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/73 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret" expressing anxiety about the condition of the First British Army, and referring to relations between French leaders and to "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casablanca, Morocco in Jan 1943]. 28 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/74 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reporting on his long talks of yesterday with General Charles De Gaulle [Leader of the Free French] and General Francois D'Astier and stating that he strongly favours a meeting between De Gaulle and General Henri Giraud as soon as possible, "before rivalries crystallize.". 28 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/75 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC commenting on his belief that the "King Pin" [Codename for General Henri Giraud] will serve as the medium for the desired rapprochement, reassuring WSC about the condition and role of the British First Army, and confirming that he is familiar with "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casablanca, Morocco in Jan 1943]. 28 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/76 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for the inscribed book of their addresses. 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/77 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret" expressing concern at the possibility of an enemy offensive against 5 Corps, commanded by Lieutenant-General Charles Allfrey, and describing the reinforcements that he is sending to North Africa Struck through and marked "Cancelled". 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/78 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding political arrangements in French Africa: States that Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] could be called "Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters" but feels that an announcement should be made tomorrow; confirms that Governor Dupont [French Somaliland] has signed adherence to the United Nations as part of Fighting France. 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/79 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "most secret and personal" confirming that the designation of Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton] as "Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters is satisfactory to him on the understanding that General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] continues to have full veto power over all civil officials in the area. 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/80 Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal, private and most secret" expressing his encouragement at "the growing magnitude of your victories in the south" and commenting on the campaign in North Africa, the northern convoys to the Soviet Union, and his forthcoming meeting with President Roosevelt. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/81 Revised proof of document circulated to War Cabinet reciting text of telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding production and shipping. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/82-83 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the practical arrangements for "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casablanca, Morocco in Jan 1943]. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/84 Telegram from Sir Miles Lampson [later Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] to WSC marked "personal and private" confirming that he will be delighted to do anything he can for Captain Frederick William Deakin and sending his good wishes for the New Year. 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/85-87 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC reporting on his meeting with Pierre Boisson [Vichy French Governor General of West Africa] during which Boisson complained that the promises made to him about the release of Vichy French prisoners and the cessation of antagonistic propaganda had not yet been honoured. [30] Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/88 Telegram from General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland in exile in London and Commander in Chief Polish Forces] to WSC marked "important" reporting details of a new campaign to exterminate the Poles in the eastern parts of the so-called General Government of Poland, which started on 28 Nov, and urging that the Polish Air Force be allowed to carry out bombing reprisals. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/89 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" expressing satisfaction with the arrangements for "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casablanca, Morocco in Jan 1943] and confirming dates. [30] Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/90-91 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" regarding his thoughts on the "present difficulties" with the French in North West Africa and commenting on the status of the British and American armies, the role of General Henri Giraud, the creation of a civil regime, his anxiety over the military situation, the British advance on Tripoli [Libya], and the pressure that is being put on General Charles De Gaulle [Leader of the Free French] " to shut his Brazzaville mouth". 31 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/92 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame Minister of State in West Africa] marked "most immediate" and "most secret and personal" informing him that Accra [Ghana] radio should stop all controversial references to French politics and reciting text of message from WSC to Pierre Boisson [Vichy French Governor General of West Africa] recommending that Boisson meet with Lord Swinton as soon as possible. 31 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/85/93 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret" regarding French North Africa: Refers to his immediately following message [not included]; recites text of his message to Pierre Boisson [Vichy French Governor General of West Africa]; comments on the "unfavourable turn" of military events in Tunisia; comments on the advance of the British Desert Army in Libya; comments on British reinforcements for North Africa; sends his good wishes for the New Year and states that he is looking forward to "Symbol" [Codename for meeting between WSC and Roosevelt in Casblanca, Morocco in Jan 1943]. 01 Jan 1943