Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/119

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Date: 24 Sep 1943 - 05 Apr 1949

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CHAR 20/119/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T1401/3-T1500/3. [Sep] 1943 - [Sep] 1943
CHAR 20/119/2 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that they have arranged to repeat the gist of his message to Lieutenant General Noel Mason Macfarlane [Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar] and that it may even be possible to include this in his speech but that if this cannot be done then they will ensure that the matter is dealt with later. 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/3 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he hopes to be with him soon and asking him not to delay the advance on his account. 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/4 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the list of new ministerial appointments and that he will now be described as Minister of State Resident in the Middle East. 24 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/5 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on a Chiefs of Staff meeting and informing him that renewed U Boat activity has emphasised the importance of the Azores [Atlantic Ocean] and warning him that President Roosevelt might suggest that he should allow our "cousins from overseas" to spring upon them sooner than anticipated and stating that the King [George VI?] has gone to Hawaii for nine days. 24 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/6 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington, United States] to WSC informing him that he will receive fortnightly reports in due course. 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/7 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is not aware of any impatience in high places and that he likes the idea of an advance on a broad front and informing him that he has announced in parliament that the Italian campaign will be referred to as the Third Front and that the Second Front is in Great Britain. 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/8 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the astonishment that was caused by the broadcast by Bari radio, of a statement supposedly by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Emperor of Ethiopia [formerly Abyssinia] and adding that he was not impressed with the choice of Lieutenant General Noel Mason Macfarlane [Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar] and that he hopes that they will be able to see King Victor Emmanuel III's speech before it is broadcast Copy. 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/9 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the security arrangements for their meeting in Teheran, Persia [later Iran] and suggesting that the Teheran conference should be referred to as the Cairo Three and that the security arrangements as Eureka Copy. 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that: he has not replied to Marshal Stalin's message regarding Italy as he was unsure of his attitude on this matter; that Anthony Eden [Lord Avon] has told him of Count Carlo Sforza's plans to assist in producing a helpful declaration; that they should promote the establishment of a wide based government with Sforza as one of its members and asking him if it would be possible for Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] to be present at the Foreign Office Conference and informing him of his own trip across the Atlantic. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/11 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should remind General de Gaulle [Joint Chief of the French Committee of National Liberation] that the recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation by the British and United States Government was done so on the grounds of its dual presidency and that he should be warned against altering this character and asking him for the truth regarding the arrival of Thorez, the Communist, in Algiers. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/12 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Private" regarding the capture of Rhodes and stating that it would be a great blow if the Germans were able to consolidate there, and asking him how this matter now stands. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/13 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC informing him that the message to Lieutenant General Noel Mason Macfarlane [Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar] arrived too late to be inserted into his broadcast and that they are arranging that the point will be covered in Marshal Pietro Badoglio's [Prime Minister of Italy] next broadcast. 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/14 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" congratulating him on the news of Smolensk Copy. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/15 Telegram from Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] to WSC regarding his talks with Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] concerning the supply of whisky for the N A A F I [Naval Army and Air Force Institutes] and informing him that the United States has agreed to reduce their intake of alcohol from Canada and that this will enable the Canadians to meet the demands of the N A A F I. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/16 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Private" informing him of the priorities as he sees them and stating that four fifths of their effort should be spent in Italy and that the rest should be divided between Rhodes and Corsica. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/17 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message from him to Marshal Stalin stating that he feels that it is most urgent that Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] should attend the meeting of the Foreign Ministers and that as the journey to Moscow would be very tiring for him is asking if the meeting could be held in England and that the date for the opening session should be the 15th October. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/18 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is happy to agree with his long set of terms if the signature can be obtained quickly and informing him that he is advising General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] of this. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/19 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that prior to the receipt of his message, Henry Stimson (Secretary of War, United States) asked General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to express his opinions on his letter to King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and stating that he will inform him of his comments. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/20 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a report by Robert Murphy [United States Political Representative in Algiers] relating to a French expedition by General Henri Giraud's [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] forces to Corsica stating that General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] had protested against the manner in which the preparations for the expedition had been made and that General Henri Giraud refused to take the matter seriously and has left secretly for Corsica and that de Gaulle is reviving the position of a Defence Commissioner and the single presidency of the committee. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/21 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" regarding General Jan Smuts' [Prime Minister of South Africa] suggestion that the Greeks and Yugoslavs should be included in a march on Rome and informing him that the United States Chiefs of Staff have decided against this idea and detailing the reasons why. 25 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/22 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] see CHAR 20/119/11. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/23 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that there is a serious omission which would offend Marshal Stalin and that King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy's broadcast should be delayed until the alteration can be made and adding that he hopes that there will be no nonsense about the King of Italy being referred to as the Emperor of Ethiopia [formerly Abyssinia] and the King of Albania. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/24 Telegram from WSC to Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] stating "Good" Annotated. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/25 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC informing him that he is sure that they can give the Mid East all the necessary support that they require and stating that as soon as General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] moves forward and supports the Fifth Army, they will begin to see some success and adding that they have been stretched both tactically and administratively Annotated. 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/26 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that the 2nd New Zealand Division is intending to assist the Eighth Army in the Mediterranean and is asking him to offer protection to these men during their transfer by providing a full naval escort and air protection. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/27 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Secret, Personal and Private" stating that it has been noted in the press that General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] may become Supreme Commander in Chief over all the forces in the West and stating that it was their intention to make him Commander of operation Overlord [The Liberation of France] and describing the responsibilities and duties of this position and adding that control of all operations should rest with the Combined Chiefs of Staff Copy. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/28 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC informing him how a message was broadcast in the name of the Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy and Albania and Emperor of Ethiopia [formerly Abyssinia] without General Noel Mason Macfarlane's [Governor and Commander in Chief Gibraltar] knowledge and adding that Macfarlane procured a promise from Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] that the King of Italy would not be referred to in this way again and stating that a record of King Victor Emmanuel III's broadcast is being sent to Algiers to be checked but that it was too late to include the message regarding the Soviet Union which will have to be included in Badoglio's next broadcast. 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/29 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] marked "Personal" stating that he agrees. 27 Sep 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/30 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has sent his message to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] and that he is sure that he will take all the necessary precautions and congratulating him on the result of the general election. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/31 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/119/26. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/32-33 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] has suggested that they should keep the signing of the armistice as confidential, due to a continual attack by the Italian Fascist group on all armistice terms and adding that he agrees with this recommendation and containing his reply to King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy's letter stating that it is their intention to obtain control of Italy as soon as possible and that discussing the terms under which Italy will be governed and informing him that they will arrange for a better exchange rate for their currency. 27 Sep 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/34 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Curchill stating that he is very glad to hear accounts of the battle. 27 Sep 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/35 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him if there is anything that can be done to help their prisoners to get back to British lines. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/36 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulations Copy. 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/37 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has been informed that Count Carlo Sforza will depart as soon as the arrangements have been made and that this should not be any later than the beginning of October and that it may be on the 13th September. 27 Sep 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/38-39 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] stating that: the Soviet Union feels that the armistice between the Allies and Italy should be signed as soon as possible; that they are in agreement that some of the terms of the armistice should be lightened; that the establishment of an Allied Commission is not necessary and explaining why; that they are not in favour of Italy fighting with them against Germany and that he agrees with the point that the people of Italy have a right to decide their own government Signature in typescript. 28 Sep 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/40 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that he does not believe that the proposals before the French National Committee do not include the abolition of the dual presidency but does include the creation of an external Commissioner for War, which would destroy the balance between General de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud [Joint Heads of French Committee of National Liberation] and stating that he has informed some of the members of the committee of the serious view that would be taken by the British Government if General Giraud felt that he had to resign from the committee. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/41 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that it is too late to have the message regarding the Soviet Union inserted into the broadcast, and stating that he is trying to arrange for another record to be produced containing the new text. 27 Sep 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/42 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that they are happy to keep the long term armistice agreement a secret for now, but that they should discover Marshal Stalin's view on this and adding that he is investigating the exchange rate and that he is glad to hear about Count Carlo Sforza and that Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] would be very foolish not to accept him. 28 Sep 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/43 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that: he has heard reports that Count Carlo Sforza has been deriding King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy; that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] must be able to act on the armistice terms without having to constantly consult with Marshal Stalin; that the Soviets have demanded the renewal of the Arctic convoys and that they are looking into it and that he believes that they have damaged Tirpitz [German Battleship] and that she will have to go back to Germany for docking and that this will ease the situation in the north. 28 Sep 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/44 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) containing a summary of an article in the Daily Telegraph regarding the attitude of the Italians since their change in situation and stating that they have been very inhospitable to the Allies and commenting that any tendencies such as this should be repressed. 28 Sep 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/45 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) informing him that Dudley Pound has to retire from the position of First Sea Lord due to illhealth and stating that under normal circumstances he would be invited to take his place but that the situation in the Mediterranean was making it difficult for him to decide what the best course of action would be and is asking him to return to Britain to discuss this matter Annotated. 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/46 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that everything possible is being done and that the Allied Forces Headquarters are in charge with air, naval and land assistance. 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/47 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Treasury feel that there is no economic justification for altering the exchange rates in Italy and explaining the reason why. 29 Sep 1943 - 29 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/48 Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts (Mid East) [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he arrived in the Mid East yesterday and detailing his plans for his stay there and the arrangements for his arrival in London on October 5th. 28 Sep 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/49 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the paper he has seen should not have been sent to him as it has not been properly been considered yet and asking him not to raise any of the issues yet. 29 Sep 1943 - 29 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/50 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the French National Committee must be made to see that the subordination of General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French National Committee of National Liberation] to General de Gaulle [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] would bring them into a collision with Britain and the United States. 29 Sep 1943 - 29 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/51 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] to WSC stating that he is sorry to hear about Admiral Sir Douglas Pound [First Sea Lord] and that he will return to Britain at once Annotated. 29 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] suggesting that a joint statement be made by WSC and President Roosevelt explaining the co belligerent status of Italy and that it be released immediately after Italy's declaration of war on Germany and followed by a proposed draft for the joint message. 29 Sep 1943 - 29 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/53 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting an error in the last message from Moscow and that it should read that the Soviet Government is not opposed to Italy fighting against Germany with the Allies. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/54 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should have no trouble in delaying consideration of the paper until the revised drafts arrive. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/55 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) marked "Personal and Most Secret" inviting him down to Chequers at the week end. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/56 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) thanking him for his message of condolence on the death of Sir Kingsley Wood [Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/57 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) asking him if he has received the request from Brigadier MacLean from Yugoslavia to send them a ship loaded with munitions and informing him that the Tirpitz [German Battleship] has been damaged by their midget submarine attack and that this will probably ease the situation for a few months as it will probably have to return to the Baltic for repair. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/58 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC marked "Personal" asking him to inform Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] that the British Navy will gladly act as their protection during their passage through the Mediterranean. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/59 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that the necessary alterations to King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy's speech have been made and that the speech should be available for delivery in a couple of days. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/60 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington, United States] to WSC containing his first fortnightly report informing him that a flight strip is being assembled at Davisville [Missouri, United States] and that they should be completed by mid October and stating that a mooring scheme has been developed and that the preliminary designs for the landing ship tanks have been completed. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/61 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chiefs of Staff Representative in Washington, United States] stating that they cannot be a party to declaring Rome [Italy] an open city. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/62 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding Count Carlo Sforza stating that despite his statements against King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy he would still be useful to them and containing a speech by him claiming that it is Italy's duty to wage war against Germany and oust them out of Italy. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/63 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees to them making a joint statement and suggesting that the Soviet Union should also be involved with the announcement and asking him to contact Marshal Stalin with this proposal. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/64 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his draft version of the joint statement explaining the co belligerent relationship between Italy and the Allies. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/65 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States] to WSC informing him of the provisions made to assist the escape of the Allied prisoners of war. 30 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/66-69 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the Soviet Unions attitude towards the reduced usage of convoys, detailing their arguments for against this policy and correspondence from WSC explaining the situation. 01 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/70 Note stating that the essence of T1464/3 is contained in T1463/3 Manuscript. [Sep] 1943
CHAR 20/119/71 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [British Chief of Staff Representative in Washington, United States]asking him what arrangements he has made for airing the British view at the Combined Staff Meeting in his absence. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/72 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing CHAR 20/119/58. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/73-74 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is concerned about the inconsistencies between the announcements of High Commands in Britain and the United States and stating that the announcements should be made simultaneously and adding that some of the United States press has begun to criticise Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] and suggesting that a joint statement is issued declaring what has been settled for all the theatres of the war. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/75 Telegram from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (Commander in Chief Mediterranean) to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he will do everything possible to assist in the passage of the equipment to the patriots [in Yugoslavia] but adding that due to the constant change in situation it is difficult to discover where to land the material and informing him that he has started moving the capital ships west. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/119/76 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulation at the results of the general election. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/77 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they should be sure of Count Carlo Sforza's opinion of the Royal Badoglio Government in Italy before supporting him and suggesting that he should visit Britain on route to Italy. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/78 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that they have put forward a very emphatic letter and that they will state these views strongly at a Combined Chiefs of Staff meeting this afternoon. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/79 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" containing his message to Marshal Stalin informing him of the suggestions made by General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to make some alterations to the Instrument of Surrender of Italy. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/80 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he suggests that he obtains Marshal Stalin's approval for the text of the joint statement to be made by all three of them to be issued after Italy's declaration of war on Germany, and adding that he approves of the text. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/81 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees with the proposals made by General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] and that he hopes that he will join him and President Roosevelt in a public declaration to be issued after Italy has declared war on Germany. 01 Oct 1943 - 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/82 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" containing CHAR 20/119/82. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/83 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message from Marshal Stalin stating that he has no objection to Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States Government] being present at the conference of the representatives of the three governments but that a change in location of the meeting would cause too many problems and would mean that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] would not be able to attend but adding that he had no objection to the date being changed to the 15th October. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/84 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington, United States] informing him that at the latest meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, the United States Chiefs asked to defer any decision regarding the declaration of Rome [Italy] as an open city and stating that they agreed to the deferment but that they asked that it should be noted on record that military considerations should rule out any question of Rome being declared an open city. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/85 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] stating that he has selected the officer to be based at General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] and adding that he hopes to meet him somewhere in the Mediterranean towards the end of the month. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/86 Telegram from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the decision that he is allowed to have a high ranking officer at his headquarters with whom they can both communicate with and that he has decided that this position should be given to Lieutenant General Herbert Lumsden and informing him of this individuals recent history. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/87 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that the Daily Telegraph article deals with the areas which they have decided not to issue the Allied Military Government notices proclaiming General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] as Military Governor and that he believes that the situation is improving. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/88-89 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" congratulating him on the capture of Naples [Italy] and stating that he notes that General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] will have to halt his advance in order to wait for supplies and wishing him luck for the remaining part of this operation Initialled. Annotated. 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/90 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] marked "Personal and Most Secret" congratulating him on the recent success of the Eighth Army. 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/91 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] congratulating him on the recent successes in the liberation of Italy. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/92 Telegram from WSC to General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] congratulating him on the recent successes in the liberation of Italy. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/93 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the newspaper fuss over General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] has died down and explaining where he believes it originated from. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/94 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Count Carlos Sforza will be arriving in Britain on October 3rd and containing a message which he has sent to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that Grandi's presence in the Italian Government is not acceptable to them and adding that an immediate declaration of war by Italy on Germany is essential if Italy is to be given the status of a co belligerent. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/95 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that his gift HMAS Shropshire has arrived and containing his message to the ships crew. 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/96 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that: he will try to indoctrinate the party he mentioned [Count Carlos Sforza] ; that he is in agreement with him regarding Grandi and that the Italians should be made to declare war at once. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/97 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC containing General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] instructions to the Military and Air Forces concerned explaining the status of Italy as a co belligerent. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/98 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall (United States Chief of Staff) marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/119/86. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/99 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that: he believes that the danger has passed; that the co presidency exists and that the appointment of Legentilhomme was agreed by General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation]. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/100 Telegram from Admiral Geoffrey Layton (Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet) to WSC informing him that a full report has been despatched. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/101 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations and reporting on the visit of General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/102-04 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him for his views on the Balkans and reporting on the situation as he sees it and commenting on the use of guerilla groups as a replacement for Allied troops. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/105 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant Colonel Kirby stating that they are relying on him to defend the Island and asking him to tell the Italians that they will be shot if they fall in to Germans hands but that if they fight well for the Allied cause, then they will be sent home to Italy. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/106 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] stating that he is very concerned about Kos [Greek Island] and that he is sure that he will do everything possible to prevent the loss of this island which could hamper future plans. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/107 Telegram from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] highlighting the importance of Kos [Greek Island] and stating that he is sure that he can rely on him to assist in this matter. 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/108 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that the Soviet Union will participate in the joint declaration to follow Italy's declaration of war on Germany. 02 Oct 1943 - 02 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/109 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Secret" stating that if he is in agreement a message of congratulations should be sent to General Henri Giraud and General de Gaulle [Joint Heads of the French Committee of National Liberation on their progress in Corsica Initialled. 03 Oct 1943 - 03 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/110 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/119/108. 04 Oct 1943 - 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/119/111 Note to the printer of instructions informing him which telegram to print Manuscript. 05 Apr 1949 - 05 Apr 1949