Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/122

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Date: 23 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943

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CHAR 20/122/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No's T1701/3-T1800/3". [Oct] 1943 - [Oct] 1943
CHAR 20/122/2 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that their policy is to broaden the base and increase the left wing emphasis of the Italian Government and adding that they know very little about the personalities in Italian politics and asking him to keep on eye on their development and stating that the reconstruction of the Italian Government should take place after they are in Rome. 23 Oct 1943 - 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/3 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] is improving. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/4 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he will be present at the meeting of prime minister's on 7th December. 22 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/5 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him his opinion on threatening Romania and Bulgaria to withdraw from the war and stating that Marshal Stalin seemed to be in favour of this proposal. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that despite the friction between the Guerilla groups in Yugoslavia and Greece, activity against Germany in the Balkans is still fierce and that it is being co-ordinated by General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] and that he does not see any way in which General William Donovan [Head of the Office of Strategic Services] can help the situation and informing him that Marshal Stalin is in favour of bombing Sofia [Bulgaria] and that he feels that this is very important and that no warnings should be given. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/7 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC informing him that commitments at home will make it impossible for him to attend the meeting of the prime minister's in December and is asking if the meeting could be postponed until April 1944. 23 Oct 1943 - 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/8-10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that they ought to meet before the meeting of the three governments to decide on Anglo-American policy before seeing Marshal Stalin and adding that he believes that there are some serious defects in the plans for Overlord [Liberation of France] and detailing these problems and stressing the importance of the campaigns in 1944 being a success and urging him to agree to a meeting to discuss war policy in November Annotated. 23 Oct 1943 - 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/11 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing extracts from a message from him to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] see CHAR 20/121/. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/12 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has asked the United States to join them in an unwarned attack on Sofia [Bulgaria] followed by a leaflet claiming that this is only the beginning unless their troops are withdrawn from their neighbours territory and stating that he did not feel that Marshal Stalin's permission was necessary as the Soviet Union is not at war with Bulgaria. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/13-14 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a suggested message to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] informing him of the amendments which are to be made to the Long Terms of Surrender document. 23 Oct 1943 - 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/15 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that President Roosevelt wants this matter to be discussed during the conference. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/16 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC informing him that he will give General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] the gist of it tomorrow and adding that it is good to have clear guidance. 23 Oct 1943 - 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/17 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] is improving. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/18 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" asking him to send any messages to him in the next eight days via General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean] as he has not yet established effective communication channels in Italy. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/19 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on the progress of the conference and stating that they have not yet tackled the difficult issues of Poland and Yugoslavia but that he hopes to obtain an agreement to establish a commission in London and to reach a settlement on the American Four Power Declaration and informing him that he hopes to return home in the first week of November. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/20 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him for his opinion on whether his troops are strong enough for the tasks which lie ahead and informing him that he is calling for a Combined Chiefs of Staff Conference in November in Africa. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/21 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" wishing him a speedy recovery Copy. 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/22 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal" stating that he is sorry that he had such bad luck with the destroyers yesterday and asking him to let him know how many landed in Leros [Greek Island] and to inform him of the attitude and morale of the Italian Officers. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/23 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to forward a message to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] stating that he hopes that President Roosevelt has shown him his message regarding the meeting in Africa and commenting on his views concerning Overlord [Liberation of France] and informing him that he has made arrangements for a cover plan to be sent to him. Refers to "Boniface". 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/24 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) thanking him and asking him if he can inform [Marshal Stalin] of their intentions. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/25 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Personal and Secret" stating that they should not discourage the wish of the Soviet Union that Turkey and Sweden should become co-belligerents and adding that they should not argue with them over this issue as the difficulties will manifest themselves. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/26 Telegram from WSC to [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret" stating that he should finish his work in Moscow and asking him why it will take him eight days to return and suggesting that if this is the case, that they should meet in Africa Annotated. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/27 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret" informing him of comments from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Secretary of State for Air] regarding the bombing of Germany and his suggestion that the Soviet Union should continue to bomb the East of Germany and that Britain and the United States will bomb the important targets in the South and West of Germany and asking him to consult the Air Attache, Group Captain W G Chesine before discussing it with Marshal Stalin. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/28 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is unchanged. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/29 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 some of the figures which he gave in his interview regarding the number of casualties and enemy strength does not tally with the information they have received and informing him of the figures they have for the casualties of Sicily Initialled. Annotated "Not Sent". 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/30 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of Colonel Warden's [WSC] plans to leave after his Mansion House speech and stating that it would be convenient if he could return to Britain by the 6th November to allow them to discuss matters and that if this is not possible it would be better for him to delay and for him to meet him in Torch area [North Africa] and asking him to do all he can to persuade Marshal Stalin to agree to President Roosevelt's wishes regarding Eureka [Teheran Conference]. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/30-31 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they have evidence indicating that Germany is planning to attack London using long range rockets and that this has led them to attack German experimental stations and commenting on the practicality of making these rockets and stating that they have decided to bomb all construction plants that they are aware of. 25 Oct 1943 - 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/33 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he used his recent message to construct a paper for the conference revealing Britain's attitude towards Turkey and Sweden and stating that he does not believe that Turkey will enter the war on her own initiative and adding that he likes his idea of moving Turkey into a state of non belligerency by asking her to let us have use of her air fields in South West Anatolia. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/34 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) "Secret" stating that the Combined Chiefs of Staff concur. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/35 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he is keen to build up the air forces in Italy due to the increasing number of German divisions in Italy and reporting on the progress of the Eighth Army. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/36-37 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the landings at Leros [Greek Island] and of the morale of the Italian and British troops and stating that there have been indications that an independent attack on Samos [Greek Island] is being planned. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/38 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has not yet heard from Marshal Stalin and suggesting that they should meet in North Africa and that Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] could meet them there towards the end of their talks and that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] could be sent in place of Marshal Stalin. 25 Oct 1943 - 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/39 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on General Orde Wingate's[Commander Special Force, India Command] condition. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/40 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that he will be receiving an invitation from him and President Roosevelt for Canada to be represented on the Combined Food Board and stating that he hopes that he will accept. 25 Oct 1943 - 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/41 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) inviting Canada to become a member of the Combined Food Board. 25 Oct 1943 - 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/42 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting with Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States], Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] and Marshal Stalin and stating that Marshal Stalin promised to reconsider President Roosevelt's proposal for the location of their forthcoming meeting and adding that he presumes that Britain would be happy to agree to any of the alternatives proposed by the United States. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/43 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he is sending him a telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] reporting on the situation in Italy and asking him to show this to Marshal Stalin as it highlights the fact that they are getting into trouble there as they are moving much needed forces from this theatre in preparation of Operation Overlord [Liberation of France] and stating that it must be made clear that the assurances given regarding the commencement of Overlord in May, may have to be postponed due to the needs of the Italian Theatre. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/44-47 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] reporting on the situation in Italy, informing him of the position of the enemies troops and detailing the events of the operation and commenting on the situation now, in Italy and stating that their lack of air craft has resulted in their inability to seize the advantage and noting what he believes the intentions of the Germans are. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/48-49 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he will be happy to meet him in North Africa, but that it will be sooner than the date specified and agreeing to his proposal to invite Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] and stating that they must do what they can to ensure that the battle in Italy is not lost Initialled. 26 Oct 1943 - 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/50 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he sees that the criticisms of British strategy published in "War and the Working Class" are continuing and that he should inform Marshal Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] that he will not hesitate to defend the British position and that this may spoil their good relations. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/51 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he prefers Habbaniya [Iraq] but that he will go anywhere. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/52 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that part of his recent message regarding the shuttle bombing proposition and explaining his real meaning. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/53 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that the Soviets have asked for a special meeting tomorrow with restricted attendance and asking for authorisation to promise the Soviet Union that Britain will provide the vessels she is requesting but that the question of their delivery will have to be examined by the Naval Staffs. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/54 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" suggesting that United States engineers and facilities are employed under British control to construct airfields in the Azores. 26 Oct 1943 - 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/55-56 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" suggesting that if Marshal Stalin is unable to agree to the proposals for the location of their forthcoming meeting, they should send him a message discussing the possibility of Marshal Stalin sending a Soviet military representative in his place. 27 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/57 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition has improved. 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/58 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he does not agree with his idea to ask a Soviet military representative to stand in place of Marshal Stalin at the meeting of the three governments and explaining why. 27 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/59 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has handed his telegram regarding the situation in Italy to Marshal Stalin and that the matter of military policy for 1943-44 will not be discussed until Stalin has read the document. 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/60 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he feels that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] has enough troops in Italy and stating that they will look into his problem of lack of landing craft and adding that they have superiority in aircraft. 27 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/61 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC informing him that the Peoples Commissar for Foreign Affairs has sent instructions to the Soviet Embassy in London stating that translations should be agreed with the Foreign Office. 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/62 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret" informing him that he has given Marshal Stalin General Sir Harold Alexander's [Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] telegram and that he warned him of its possible effects on Overlord [Liberation of France] as Britain was not prepared to risk a defeat in Italy. 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/63 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command]. 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/64 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing him that it will be impossible for him to arrive in London by 7th December. 28 Oct 1943 - 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/65-68 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the situation in the Middle East and commenting on: the capture of Leros [Greek Island]; the tribal disturbances in Ethiopia [formerly Abyssinia]; the position of the troops in the Middle East; his personnel; the economy; his current problems and recent visitors. 27 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/69 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Phillipines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is delighted at the prospect of General Herbert Lumsden's [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] early arrival and stating that he will inform him of his most intimate thoughts. 27 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/70 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 has not replied to his telegram regarding the renaming of the 15th Group of Armies. 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/71 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he is in favour of renaming of the 15th Army Group. 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/72 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret" asking him to submit his proposal to Marshal Stalin to send a British Submarine to the Black Sea and adding that this will test Turkey as they will have to pass through the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus [Karadeniz Bogazi, Turkey] and discussing the logistics of handing over half the Italian fleet to the Soviet Union and suggesting that this issue should be delayed until Eureka [codename for the Teheran Conference]. 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/73 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is good. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/74 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that is pleased that Canada will be represented on the Combined Food Board. 29 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/75 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Personal" stating that he would like to end the conference on a note of good will by promising the Soviet Union a small share in the Italian Fleet and noting that the Soviets have tried to establish good relations throughout the conference. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/76 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) thanking him for his telegram. 29 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/77 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Secret" accepting his invitation to appoint a representative on the Combined Food Board. 28 Oct 1943 - 28 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/78 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that the requirements in the Mediterranean may delay Overlord [Liberation of France] but that there is no question of abandoning this operation and adding that if Marshal Stalin likes the idea about the submarines then he should handle this matter whilst he is in Cairo [Egypt]. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/79 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Immediate" regarding the declaration of Atrocities and stating the Soviet Union has made some amendments to this documents and asking him if he agrees to the declaration being made in their three names. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/80-83 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of Marshal Stalin's reaction to the telegram regarding the situation in Italy and its effect on operation Overlord [Liberation of France]. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/84 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that it is very awkward having to wait for a reply from Marshal Stalin and adding that he hopes that they will be able to meet mid November Copy. 29 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/85 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" quoting the word Sextant [Meeting in Cairo, November 1943]. 29 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/86 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Most Secret and Personal" authorising him to inform Marshal Stalin that the Soviet Union will receive a share of the Italian Fleet and noting Britain's plans for the fleet and adding that the Soviet Union might, after the war with Germany has been won, assist them in the war with Japan by providing a substantial naval force. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/87 Telegram from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has just refused an invitation from General Alexander Vasilevsky (Chief of Staff of the Red Army) to visit him as his return to Britain might be delayed and stating that he hopes that he was right to decline this invitation. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/88 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] marked "Most Secret" stating that he was right. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/89-91 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting with the Soviets and the United States and informing him of their replies to the queries which were raised by Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] and Kliment Voroshilov [Vice Chairman of the State Defence Committee] regarding his statement on operation Overlord [Liberation of France] and of their discussions regarding the entry of Turkey and Sweden into the war. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/92-93 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] to WSC containing a message from Count Carlos Sforza noting King Victor Emmanual III of Italy's concern that an alternative government will be established in Rome before the Allies are able to enter the city and commenting on the possibility of appointing Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] as Regent stating that he does not believe that the Italian people will unite around the King as he is associated with the Fascist regime but that he felt that they would support Badoglio. 29 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/94 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing a statement from the United States Charge D'Affairs regarding their request for air facilities in the Azores Signature in typescript. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/95 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" regarding the arrangements for the meeting in Cairo and suggesting that they go on from there to meet Marshal Stalin of Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] in Basra [Iraq] Signature in typescript. Copy. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/96 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he accepts the codeword Sextant [Cairo Conference, November 1943] Signature in typescript. Copy. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/97 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is sending their suggested draft for the October joint anti submarine statement to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] Signature in typescript. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/98 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Naval Delegation in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Habbakuk [Floating Seadrome made of Ice]. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/99 Telegram from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to Colonel Warden [WSC] informing him of their expected departure date from Moscow [Soviet Union] and of the itinerary of their journey Annotated. 29 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/100 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is good. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/101 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "yes". 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/102-03 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he will meet him in Cairo [Egypt] and suggesting that he should allow him to make all the arrangements for his visit, proposing that he should stay with Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East] and asking him how he intends on travelling there and stating that sea travel is more risky than flying and commenting on the location of the future meeting of the three governments Copy. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he was not aware that he was being rushed and adding that the date of the 10th was not a fixed one and informing him that he will await his draft instead of submitting his own and commenting that this had been a good month for [U Boat] sinkings. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/105 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" informing him that he agrees to the proposed amendments and adding that he is pleased that the declaration has been settled and commenting on the order of the countries, mentioned in the document and for the position of the signatures stating that Britain should not allow herself to be in the position of being constantly placed last. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/106 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" stating that he believes that the time is right for the allies to approach Turkey to ask them for assistance in the war effort and noting the ways in which they can be of assistance and adding that they are more likely to grant a specific request than a plea to change their approach to the war and informing him that he will send him draft example of a letter to the Turkish Government requesting their assistance. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/107 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] marked "Personal" enclosing a draft telegram to Sukru Saracoglu [Prime Minister of Turkey] requesting that British submarines be allowed to pass into the Black Sea and that British fighter aircraft be allowed to refuel in Turkey and adding that Germany will protest but that they are in no position to attack Turkey. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/108 Telegram from Anthony Eden (Moscow [Soviet Union]) [Later Lord Avon] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his intended date of departure. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/109 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Most Secret Personal" reporting on the situation in Leros [Greek Island] and stating that the Italian troops are unreliable and should be removed and informing him of his plans to remove the Military Commander and to send in reinforcements. 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/110 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that preparations for Overlord [Liberation of France] seem to be hampered due to the fact that a Commander has not been appinted and adding that he cannot make General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] available yet and proposing that he should appoint a British Deputy Supreme Commander and making some suggestions for this post. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/111 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC informing him that due to Cordell Hull's [Secretary of State, United States] delay in leaving Moscow [Soviet Union] he will leave the United States later than planned but travel straight to Cairo [Egypt] to arrive as planned on the 20th Signature in typescript. 31 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/112 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] condition is improving. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/113 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he attaches great importance to General Sir Henry Wilson's [Commander in Chief Middle East] requests and asking him if he could pressurise Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] to ensure that they are met. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/114 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that all preparations are ready for Sextant [Cairo Conference] and asking him to inform him when General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States] will be available, adding that the press have been reporting that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] is the likely successor to General Marshall and that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] will succeed Eisenhower. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/115 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating "Your humble servant, yourself and the Generalissimo respectively" Copy. 31 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/116-17 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East), General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] and the Sir Miles Lampson (British Ambassador in Egypt) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing them that a conference will be taking place in Cairo between Colonel Warden [WSC], Admiral Q [President Roosevelt] and that the codename for this conference will be Sextant and containing his message to President Roosevelt regarding the arrangements for his stay Initialled in typescript. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/118 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East), General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] and Sir Miles Lampson (British Ambassador of Egypt) [regarding the conference at Cairo] stating that the date will be 20th of November and that he was referring to himself and President Roosevelt and [that they will be joined by] Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] Initials in typescript. Copy. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/119 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting he has with President Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he is concerned by the misgivings regarding his attitude to Overlord [Liberation of France] but adding that they felt that the talks in Moscow [Soviet Union] had gone well Annotated. 30 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/120 Telegram from Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] is anxious to meet with President Roosevelt before his departure and is keen for his visit to be delayed for couple of days and is asking him to encourage President Roosevelt to agree to this postponement. 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/121 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay (Moscow [Soviet Union]) [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] marked "Yes". 31 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/122/122 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his proposal to Turkey and informing him of the individuals whom he has discussed this matter with and reporting on their comments. 31 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943