Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/110

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/110/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No. T501/3-T600/3. Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/2 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan ([later Lord Stockton] Minister Resident in Algiers) stating that what he is proposing is the exact opposite of what has been agreed and that he is not to pay Admiral Rene Godefroy [Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean] fleet any money until they agree to acknowledge the command of General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa]. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/3 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that a couple of years ago the Government of Northern Ireland requested the establishment of conscription which he had agreed but which the United States were unhappy about and is asking now, as there has been a change in the situation due to the presence of United States forces in Northern Ireland if he has any objection to the question being re-opened. 11 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/4-5 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that: he hopes that they can reach a quick agreement about post Husky [codename for Allied landings in Sicily] agreements; that the subject of Merchant ships needs to be closely looked into to avoid the position of inadequate cargo ships and adding that he is planning a two week trip of Army and Naval bases. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that Sousse [Tunisia] has been captured. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/7 Telegram from WSC to General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] of condolence at the death of General Welvert. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/8 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North Theatre of Operations] to WSC informing him of a successful attack by the Sixth Armed Division north of Kairouan [Tunisia] and that Sousse has been entered and detailing the changes in regrouping. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/9 Annotated copy of CHAR 20/110/8. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/10 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander in Chief South West Pacific] to WSC informing him that the situation is becoming more menacing as the enemy is concentrating all his efforts and stating that he would be pleased to welcome Colonel Wilkinson as a British Officer attached to him but adding that it would be against his orders to use him as a channel of communication between them and therefore the proposed arrangement would render him liable to a serious charge. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/11 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] stating that he is announcing in Parliament tomorrow that Dr Herbert Evatt will be joining them in the War Cabinet as accredited representative of the government. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/12 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] containing an advanced copy of a telegram which he is proposing to send to the Dominions suggesting that a meeting should be held between the five Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth to discuss the planning of the future world organisation. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/13 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC informing him that he has just seen the film "Desert Victory". 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/14 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding the joint Anglo-American planning of the military administration of Italian occupied territory and suggesting that a British General Officer is established as military governor of "Husky land" [Sicily] under the Supreme control of General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army]. 13 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/15 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC stating that the only point that he need add is that President Roosevelt probably thought that unless he sent twenty ships immediately then Anakim [the recapture of Burma] would have to be postponed for a year. 13 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/16 Telegram from General Officer Commanding the Sixth Army to WSC thanking him for his message on behalf of his men. 13 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/17 Telegram from Harold Macmillan ([later 1st Lord Stockton] Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that, according to the document previously mentioned, the United States seems to be claiming complete control of the expedition but adding that this document may be out of date. 13 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/18 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] reporting on a meeting he had with Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] who stated that he was worried by the damage that may be caused by Cordell Hull's [Secretary of State of the United States] obsession about the French as Tixier has bought a paper which contains propaganda which will be a constant source of irritation for Hull and Hopkins. He is therefore very keen to get Tixier removed and possibly replaced with [Rene] Massigli, [Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, French Committee of National Liberation] adding that he has never thought that Tixier fitted in and suggesting that WSC may like to resolve this matter. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/19 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC congratulating him on the recent military success in Tunisia and asking him to send the Hurricanes which he mentioned and stating that he appreciates the warm feeling and sympathy displayed by the British people. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/20-21 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) stating that they can soon look forward to the destruction of the enemy's forces in Africa and that it was decided at the Casablanca conference that the next operation would be Husky [Capture of Sicily] and informing him that six British and four United States divisions will be used in the first instance and that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis], under the supreme Commander General Dwight Eisenhower, will be in charge of the operation and is asking him if he will allow the 50th Corps and the High Land Divisions to take part in this operation. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/22 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) stating that in his last telegram he was referring to Sicily. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/23 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has given his approval for the appointment of General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] as Allied Military Governor of Huskyland [Sicily] which is to be under the Supreme Command of General Dwight Eisenhower [United States Army] and suggesting that, due to the friendly feeling that the Italians have towards the United States, that the Allied Military Government should contain as much United States influence as possible but that it should be presented as jointly controlled. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/24 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is going on a trip to the South and as far west as Denver [United States] and stating that he is pleased with the news from Tunisia. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/25 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] stating that he should reveal that he is disappointed in his absence from the decisive action. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/26 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that this should be seen as a joint venture but that the administrative and executive work of the Military Governor should be done by one person representing them both; that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] would be directing the military operation under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower [United States Army] and that he would delegate the powers of Military Governor to a British Officer, which they had mutually agreed; that advantage should be taken of the United States ties with Italy and that at least half of the members of the Allied Military Government should be American; that he is ready to discuss the framework for a directive on the conquered territories and the plans for peace and adding that they would gain a great deal if Italy were to withdraw from the war. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/27 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that he agrees that a conference of [Dominion] Prime Ministers should take place. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/28 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that he is in accordance and informing him that he is sending the message to other [Dominion] Prime Ministers. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/29 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] asking him if he has any objection to him publishing the his speech to the Miners' delegation at the Conference they both addressed the previous October. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/30 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada], John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia], Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand], General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] suggesting that they should meet to discuss the role that the British Commonwealth should take in the organisation of post-war world affairs. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/31 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC stating that he is pleased to have received his message about Archbishop Spellman and adding that the speed of the Tunisian operation has surpassed his expectations. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/32 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) stating that he is unable to give him a decision without consulting Parliament and that this will not be possible until 5th May and is asking whether this will be a problem, adding that to call for an urgent meeting may attract undue attention and informing him that he would refer to this meeting as a call for the use of their troops in Europe but remarking that there has been national concern over the future role of the Second New Zealand Division and asking him to discuss this matter with Mr Jones (New Zealand Minister of Defence). 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/33 Telegram from General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] to WSC thanking him on behalf of the French African Forces for his message of condolence on the death of General Welvert. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/34 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] had claimed that he did not think that they would be able to get more than twenty five million into Britain and therefore he suggested that they should announce that they had replanned their programme and that the war effort was being based on twenty five million, as this might give them credit in other sections. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/35 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] stating that he has just seen a draft of the plan which he revealed at the Combined Chiefs of Staff meeting and that he approves of it. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/36 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] expressing sympathy at the death of General Kirch (Engineer Chief). 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/37 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] asking him to inform him of the developments with General Alphonse Georges and about the earpinner's state of mind and about the general reaction in the United States' headquarters to recent events. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/38 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" asking his permission on behalf of Arthur Harris (Commander in Chief Bomber Command) to use an extract from one of his recent telegrams regarding the British bombardment of Germany and informing him of the success of their air attacks this week, adding that their will be a lull in activity in Tunisia to prepare for a great onslaught. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/39 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that understands that he has to consult his Parliament as to the decision of the future of the New Zealand division but adding that he need not call Parliament earlier than the date he specified and explaining that he would like to know what he believes his Parliament's reaction will be so that they can make plans whilst waiting for the official reply. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/40 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC stating that [Marshall's?] journey to Australia has been postponed and adding that there is a growing concern that Britain will not assist with the war in Japan once Germany has been defeated. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/41 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that he is trying to secure the New Zealand Division for him and that he will know in a few days. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/42 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] informing him that his recent report has been printed in the same way as his last report and adding that these papers are of great use to the Cabinet and Defence Committee. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/43 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) asking him if he has heard any news and stating that this delay is causing him grave concern. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/44 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has heard a rumour from Spain that the Germans are planning to use gas on the Soviet front and asking him if he would like him to renew his declaration that there will be immediate British retaliation for any gas attacks on the Soviet Union. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/45 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC thanking him for his message of condolence about the death of General Kisch [Engineer Chief]. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/46 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC informing him that he cannot predict the reaction of Parliament regarding the future of the Second New Zealand Division and suggesting that Mr Jones [New Zealand Minister of Defence] visit General [Bernard] Freyberg [Commander Second New Zealand Division] to discuss these matters so that he can present their views before Parliament. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/47 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC informing him that his Parliament does not object to him removing the Second New Zealand Division from Tunisia for special training on the understanding that this does not commit them to the task indicated before Parliament has had a chance to discuss this matter. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/48-49 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC marked "Most Secret" detailed report of the position of the troops in Tunisia and of their intention to attack tonight. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not believe that the introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland would cause any serious public reaction in the United States. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/51 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] informing him that the decision about the New Zealand Division will come too late and asking him to select another Division for the amphibious training adding that the New Zealand division may be used in a follow up. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/52 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] stating that he should not have suggested that the Chiefs of Air Staff should not inform him of these developments adding that they are not allowed to do so Initialled. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/53-54 Telegram from WSC to Air Chief Marshal [Arthur] Tedder asking him why he was not sent information about the British raid on the German troop-carrying aircraft which took place on the 18th April and asking him to send an account of this action. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/55 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that as they cannot wait for their decision in May he is asking General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to select another division for the special training and stating that he hopes that the New Zealand division will be available for a follow up in Europe. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/56 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the battle in Tunisia has begun and that the British and United States Forces will attack that night and that they intend to force a conclusion by continuous pressure and reporting that an air battle has taken place between the Tunisian Tip and Sicily in which a German Air Fleet suffered serious losses. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/57 Telegram from General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he agrees with his suggestion for a meeting but adding that he would not be able to attend before September due to a forthcoming general election and suggesting the manner in which this meeting should be carried out. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/58 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the proposal to award General [Douglas] MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander in Chief South West Pacific] highlighting a comment by Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] that there would be no significant reaction in the United States if MacArthur should receive an award from Britain, stating that if there was a delay in offering an award to him it should be made clear that this is due to the adherence to United States policy and not due to their lack of appreciation. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/59 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC stating that he agrees with the proposal to arrange a meeting of five Prime Ministers to discuss post war planning but adding that he believes that the date suggested is too soon and that he does not feel that he can leave his country whilst the strength of Japan grows in the Islands north of Australia and is therefore suggesting that he should be represented by Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs]. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/60 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] regarding their policy towards Turkey stating: that the allies will eventually ask Turkey for special facilities; that they will strengthen their armies so that they need not fear German retaliation; that if Turkey refuse they will put pressure on them by reducing their arms supply and withdrawing their guarantee to maintain the status quo and asking him how his plans are coming on for Handcuff [Attack on the Dodecanese] and stating that he may have to do it in August. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/61 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC stating that it was not his intention to inform the Chief of the Air Staff to withhold important information from him but that he thought that "H" [Arthur Harris, Commander in Chief Bomber Command] would want to be the first to pass on his idea to him. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/62 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] is delighted with his reports of the recent military events in the House of Commons and adding that the atmosphere is very tense in the United States camp due to their belief that their troops are failing. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/63 Telegram from General Jan Smuts (Prime Minister of South Africa) to WSC thanking him for sending him the film "Desert Victory" and informing him that he will use it as propaganda in the military camps. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/64 Telegram from Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC stating that he was informed by General Henri Giraud [Civil and Military Head of all French North Africa] that he has received a message from General Alphonse Georges declaring that he is now ready to leave France and that he had been prevented from doing so before due to ill health but adding that he would only work under General Charles de Gaulle if an agreement had reached between him and General Giraud. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/65 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operation] asking if a decision made on May 19th regarding the New Zealand Division would be too late for them to take part in the follow up of Husky [Capture of Sicily] adding that he feels sure that the New Zealand Parliament would allow this. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/66 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is happy for him to use an extract from one of his telegrams to broadcast to the British bombing squadrons and informing him that they have also heard the rumour of Germany's intention to use gas on the Soviet front and adding that he support this proposal to threaten Germany with a powerful chemical attack if they do launch a gas attack. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/67 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding Eighth Army] to WSC informing him of the capture of Efindaville [Tunisia] stating that the captured ground is secured and that they have taken eight hundred prisoners. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/68 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] to WSC stating that he is trying to find a way to bring forward the date of Husky [the capture of Sicily] and that he believes that they both share the same views. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/69 Telegram from Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] to WSC stating that he hopes that he will allow him to represent Australia in the forthcoming meeting of the Dominion Prime Ministers and that he will arrange for this meeting to take place as soon as possible so that he is able to return to Australia by July. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/70 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] had discovered that United States Service representatives in the Soviet Union were sending messages which were contrary to United States policy and that he was wondering if this was happening in Britain adding that he thought that this was unlikely $. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/71-73 Telegram Air Chief Marshal [Arthur] Tedder to WSC stating that the action on the 18th was part of a comprehensive attack on the enemy air transport and giving details of the attack and apologising for not ensuring that he received this information earlier. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/74 Telegram from WSC to General [Henry] Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force] stating how shocked he was to learn of the execution of some of his men by the Japanese and assuring him that he longs for the day when the RAF is able to assist them in attacking Japan Copy. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/75 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that it is impossible for him to leave his country until after the general election adding that he is apprehensive about a conference of Dominion Prime Ministers fearing that this may fuel suspicion in the United States and the Soviet Union. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/76 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC informing him of the position of the British troops in Tunisia and stating that he believes that the enemy will offer bitter resistance. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/77-78 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC reporting on his impressions of his visit to Turkey informing him that Sukru Saracoglu (Turkish Prime Minister) was not as receptive as he had been at Adana [Turkey] to their demands and listing the reasons for this and suggesting ways in which this can be overcome and adding that the preparations for Accolade [Capture of Rhodes, Greece] were progressing. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/79 Telegram from Foster to Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal (Chief of Air Staff) containing a message from General [Henry] Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] to WSC stating that he is pleased that the RAF are keen to assist them in their fight against Japan and that with their assistance the enemy will be defeated. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/80-81 Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" claiming that the Polish Government has initiated a hostile campaign against the Soviet Union and suggesting that this campaign is in unison with that in Germany and that of General [Wladislaw] Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister in exile in London]. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/82-84 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC reporting on the general situation in the Middle East and stating that Persia [Iran] is by far their biggest problem as it is suffering from inflation and is gradually becoming under the influence of the Soviet Union; commenting on the military plans for the area and informing him of the situation regarding supplies. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/85 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that the President of the United States Chamber of Commerce has asked if he will send a message to be read at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet on April 28th in New York [United States] believing that this would help to stimulate United States production and stating that he hopes that he will be able to do this. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/86 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC submitting a draft of a message to send to the Chamber of Commerce Banquet in the United States. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/87 Telegram from WSC to Air Chief Marshal [Arthur] Tedder congratulating him on the success of his recent series of operations. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/88 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East) stating that he is surprised that he regards Carleton's letter as a balanced statement of this problem. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/89 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC stating that he is eager to have the New Zealand Division as a follow up division and that a decision by May 20th would not be too late. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/90 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he has sent a copy unofficially to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/91 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is opposed to any investigations being carried out on territory under German occupation and adding that Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] is contacting General [Wladislaw] Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister in exile in London] and will press him to withdraw from any investigation and stressing that he hopes that he will not break off relations with Poland adding that Sikorski is in a difficult position. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/92-93 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] has seen General [Wladislaw] Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland in exile in London] and that subsequently Sikorski has decided not to press for the request of an investigation by the Red Cross and urging him not to break relations with Poland as this would only assist the Germans. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/94 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he will send him a copy of his reply to Marshal Stalin's message regarding Poland and stating that he intends to send a message appealing to Stalin to co-operate in their attempt to remove as many Poles out of the Soviet Union as possible. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/95 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Secret and Private" stating that he felt that the matter could have been dealt with at the Staff level but that he was happy for Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] to see any of his correspondence. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/96 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) marked "Secret" asking him how the pay cut is affecting Admiral Rene Godefroy [Fleet Commander of the French Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean]. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/97 Telegram from WSC To Air Officer Commander in Chief stating that although they should help the United States Forces in any way they can they should not relinquish control of any airfields in British territory. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/98 Telegram from Air Chief Marshal [Arthur] Tedder to WSC thanking him for his recent message and stating that he has arranged for reports to be sent directly to him in future and adding that there has been no more significant action. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/99-100 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to WSC reporting on the situation of the Divisions in Tunisia and stating that the enemy seems determined to continue to resist and informing him of their future plans of attack. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/101 Same as CHAR 20/102/84. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/102 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant General Noel Mason MacFarlane (Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar) stating that he must not slight the Duke of Alba who is a good friend to this country but adding that he was right to decline his invitation to the ball on the grounds that it is an ill-timed display of luxury. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/103 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] informing him that President Roosevelt is planning to send a party to the Soviet Union which would be in a position to discuss matters with the Soviet government and listing the members of the party adding that this is strictly confidential. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/104 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) informing him that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] is keen to use the New Zealand Division as a follow up Division and that a decision by May 20th will not be too late. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/105 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] stating that he does not know what his casualties have been but adding that Boniface [Enigma decipher machine] has shown that the enemy is anxious. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/106 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the interruption of relations between the Soviet Union has already taken place due to pressure at home. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/107 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" forwarding him the reply to his telegram which he has just received. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/108 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the situation in Turkey and their efforts to persuade the Turks to assist them in their war effort and remarking that he has decided to be generous in apportioning supplies to Turkey in the hope that they will feel stronger against the threat of German retaliation. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/109 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that he was referring to the Dodecanese in his last message. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/110 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC containing a paraphrased copy of a message sent to Marshal Stalin by President Roosevelt stating that he hopes that his interruption of relations with Poland can be taken as a breakdown in conversation rather than a severance of diplomatic relations. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/111 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC stating that the letter from the King of Greece complaining of SOE activities in Greece is unjustified as it refers to incidents in the past. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/112 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC stating that he would be pleased to attend the conference of Dominion Prime Ministers. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/110/113 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he liked his telegram to Marshal Stalin and that they should work together to heal this breach. 27 Apr 1943