Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

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Date: 09 Nov 1943 - 23 Nov 1943

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CHAR 20/124/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial Nos T1901/3-2000/3 Annotated. [Nov] 1943 - [Nov] 1943
CHAR 20/124/2 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he accepts his proposed amendment and that he is having it changed. 09 Nov 1943 - 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/3 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his message to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] informing him of his itinerary for his visit to Cairo [Egypt] and asking him if he can meet with him and WSC in Cairo on the 22nd November and stating that his accommodation arrangements will be taken care of. 09 Nov 1943 - 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/4 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the factories in Germany, known to be manufacturing the rocket bomb. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/5 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] believed that the suggestion to unify the Mediterranean command was a good one and adding that William Leahy's [Chief of Staff to the President of the United States] suggestion never received any attention from the United States Chiefs of Staff, but came direct from White House and stating that he is still waiting to hear from the United States Chiefs of Staff regarding the proposal to unify the Mediterranean Command. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/6 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that he cannot accept his invitation to become the Governor of Bengal as he proposes to return to Australia after the war and adds that it would be impossible for his to accept a peerage. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/7 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC stating that he has heard that there are two infantry divisions in the Polish Corps and as there are not enough reinforcements to maintain them in the field it has been proposed to send one infantry division and to convert the other into an armoured division and apologising if he did not make this clear in his last message. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/8-9 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that Sir Hughe Knatchbull Hugessen [British Ambassabor Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Turkey] met with Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Minister] and detailing their conversation regarding Britain's wish for Turkey to join them in the war. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/10 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he can be assured that everything is being arranged Copy. Annotated. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/11 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting he had with Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in Turkey] and Numan Menemenjoglu [Turkish Foreign Secretary] regarding Turkey's entry into the war, detailing the arguments he used and suggesting that Turkey's reply may not be totally negative. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/12 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) containing CHAR 20/124/ and asking him what the position is regarding the arrangements for Admiral Q [President Roosevelt]. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/13 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 and suggesting that due to this improvement, that he should only send weekly bulletins. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/14 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that George Kennan (United States Charge d'Affairs in Portugal) is returning to his post and intends to raise the matter of obtaining the necessary facilities in the Azores with Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal]. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/15 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he in unfamiliar with the situation in Italy and is seeking advice but adding that he is in favour of retaining the House of Savoy. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/16 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) marked "Most Secret" stating that they will talk it over when they meet. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/17 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that the retention of the LST's [Landing Ship Tanks] until December 15th will help him but that this will not allow him to complete his plans Copy. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/18 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 should make alternative plans on the basis that the LST's [Landing Ship Tanks] will be retained until January 15th, adding that he is sure that this will be agreed to at the conference and informing him of his arrival date in Malta and of the dates on which he will stay with him Copy. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/19 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he saw William Leahy [Chief of Staff to the President of the United States] and that he told him of his attitude towards the unification of Mediterranean and Overlord [Liberation of France] commands and reporting his reaction and that he had repeated this to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/20 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] stating that he is looking forward to seeing him at the conference in Cairo and commenting on his hopes for the conference. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/21 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" explaining why he told Kirk not to send any messages to the State Department regarding Sextant [Cairo Conference] until he had heard from them. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/22 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that General de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud [Joint Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] are delighted that he is visiting the French Army. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/23 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that Kirk is proud to know that he will be using his house during Sextant [Cairo Conference] and informing him of his itinerary for the visit Copy. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/24 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is not happy with the changes in the French Committee of National Liberation which has left General de Gaulle as sole President and suggesting that they should remain reserved towards them until they have had a chance to discuss it together Copy. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/25 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he hopes that the abdication [of the King of Italy] will not take place before they reach Rome and before they have had a chance to discuss it Copy. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/26 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] thanking him for all his reports. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/27 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] is leaving hospital and that he will be staying at the Viceroy's house. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/28 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" suggesting that they should not meet in Malta before Sextant [Cairo Conference] due to a shortage of time but proposing that they could visit Malta on their return journey. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/29 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] is in complete agreement with his policy on Italy. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/30 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Commander South East Asia] reporting on a meeting he had with Colonel Clark (Assistant Military Attache) stating that: the preparations for battle by the Yunnan forces are going well; that the Chinese propose to advance into Indo China and that the French forces will resist this action and informing him what action he is taking regarding this. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/31-32 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message to Marshal Stalin which he is proposing they should send informing him of the conference in Cairo, of the meeting between the British and United States Chiefs of Staff and the later arrival of Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] and suggesting that he should send a military delegation accompanied by Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary]. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/33 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that they have a project under development which will allow them to strike a heavy blow to the enemy in the Pacific and asking him to request India to assist in the construction of four air bases for long range bombers and stating that he is asking Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to construct five air bases in the Chentung area. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/34 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin contained in CHAR 20/124/31-32. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/35 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that his recent message was not confirmed by President Roosevelt, but that he is sure that it will be. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/36 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of Serial No.1's [WSC] itinerary and stating that he would like to meet him before going to the Italian Front on the morning of November 16th and stating that Serial No. 2 and 3 [General Sir Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, Chief of Imperial General Staff and Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff] will also be arriving in Malta at the same time. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/37 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the meanings of the codenames in his recent message, stating that: Serial No.1 is WSC ; that Serial No. 2 is General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, Chief of Imperial General Staff] and that Serial No.3 is Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of the Air Staff]. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/38 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) marked Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is very glad that King George VI has given his permission to the Duke of Gloucester becoming the Governor General of Australia. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/39 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Personal and Confidential" stating that he is very interested to learn that the Canadian Legation in Washington has been raised to the rank of Embassy. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/40 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that he has issued plans based on the theory that the LST's [Landing Ship Tank] will be retained until January 15th and informing him of his plans for his visit and asking him if he would like him to contact Randolph Churchill. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/41 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of his plans on his arrival and stating that he would love to visit the Eighth, Seventeenth and Fifth Army and adding that Randolph Churchill was sent home on duty and that he will be bringing him back with him Annotated. Initialled in typescript. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/42 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Personal" congratulating him on his recent speech which he listened to from his hospital bed. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/43 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that Kirk has not yet had any word from the United States regarding Sextant [Cairo Conference] and adding that all the arrangements for the conference are going well and commenting on the details of the house in which Admiral Q [President Roosevelt] will be staying. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/44 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC marked "Most Secret" thanking him for the message informing him of the place and date of their meeting and for making the arrangements for his stay Annotated. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/45 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) marked "Secret and Personal" asking him to delay the proposed shipment of wheat from Canada to India and explaining why Annotated. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/46 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) marked "Personal" thanking him and stating that he hopes he will soon be better. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/47 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has heard that he has invited Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to Cairo on the 22nd November for the discussions and that this was the date on which they were due to have their meetings with the British and United States Chiefs of Staff and adding that as he thought they were to have numerous meeting with each other that Molotov's arrival should be delayed until the 25th November at the earliest Copy. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/48 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he had not heard of the communication between President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin and thanking him for bringing it to his notice and and informing him of his message to President Roosevelt regarding this and asking him to deliver his previous message with a couple of annotations which are contained. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/49-50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that both he and Marshal Stalin have agreed to meet in Teheran [Persia, later Iran] and stating that he believes that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] should be present in Cairo at the same time as them to prevent the Soviet Union from becoming suspicious Annotated. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/51 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister Resident in Cairo) to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the situation in Beirut, stating that the French have overstepped the mark and adding that he believes that they will try to place the blaim on them and commenting that this has caused much bad feeling in the Middle East and that they will have to place a great deal of pressure on the French Committee of National Liberation to undo the mess they have made. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/52 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] to WSC informing him that he has arrived in Melbourne [Australia] detailing the individuals he proposes to meet before reporting to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] and noting how his arrival was announced in the local papers. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/53 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that there meeting is now definitely arranged and informing him that the Chiefs of Staff are concerned about the arrangements he has made for the military conversations adding that he feels that it is important for them to meet before the Soviet and Chinese delegates arrive and that he cannot agree to a Soviet observer being present during their talks Annotated. Copy. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/54 Telegram from WSC to Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that the Cabinet will take a very strong line against the outrages in Syria and General de Gaulle [Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] and asking him what forces he has to overcome the French. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/55 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has sent orders to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to give all possible assistance in the construction of the four air bases. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/56-57 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that the British and United States Governments should react strongly to the outrages in Syria committed by the French, that they should demand that the Lebanese President and his Ministers should be set free and that if General de Gaulle [Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] refuses they should withdraw their recognition for the French Committee of National Liberation. 13 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/58-59 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] and Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] containing CHAR 20/124/33 and informing him that he has told President Roosevelt that they will give him their assistance. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/60 Telegram from Admiral Sir Percy Noble [Head of British Delegation in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has briefed Rivett and that he has been sent to report on the two projects and stating which documents he is bringing with him. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/61-62 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC reporting on an attack by the enemy on Leros [Greek Island] that morning and stating that if they can prevent the enemy's follow up that the situation will be satisfactory. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/63 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson (Commander in Chief Middle East) to WSC informing him of the divisions which are currently available. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/64-65 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson (Commander in Chief Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the situation in Leros [Greek Island] and stating that the enemy's position has improved but that their own situation is still fairly satisfactory. 13 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/66 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personaland Most Secret" informing him that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] is unable to come to Cairo, but that he will be able to accompany him to Teheran [Persia, later Iran] and adding that no other powers should be able to attend the meeting at Teheran Annotated. Copy. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/67 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the situation in Lebanon is getting worse and that he is flying to Beirut [Lebanon] to consult with Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] and that he will return to Cairo [Egypt] tomorrow. 13 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/68 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC informing him that he sent a message to the Foreign Office regarding the British troops in Lebanon on 11th November and that General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] has now sent a message in greater detail. 13 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/69 Telegram from Mackenzie King (Prime Minister of Canada) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that as they have already made the offer to India to send them a shipment of wheat to alleviate the famine and that this offer has been accepted, he feels that they must send them at least part of the shipment that has been promised. 13 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/70 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he understands his position and that he is in agreement with his wishes Annotated. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/71 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to try to meet with Air Commodore Frankland [WSC] in Gibraltar on the 15th [November] Annotated. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/72 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/124/66 and CHAR 20/124/70Copy. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/73-74 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on the enemies attack on Leros [Greek Island] Annotated. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/75 Telegram from WSC to King of Hellenes George II thanking him for his gift Signature in typescript. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/76 Telegram from King Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia] protesting at the action of the French in the Lebanon and asking him to persuade the French to release their hostages. 14 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/77 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] convalescence is proceeding satisfactorily. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/78-79 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] reporting on the enemies attack on Leros [Greek Island] Annotated. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/80 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Most Immediate" stating that he hopes the change of plan will not inconvenience him and adding that he looks forward to seeing him in Malta on 16th [November]. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/81 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief Malta) asking him to accommodate his party and provide dinner on 16th [November] and adding that he hopes that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] will join them and to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that he will be at his disposal from midnight 16th [November]. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/82 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC and the Chiefs of Staff marked "Most Secret" informing him that this project is already under investigation and that until they have more information they are unable to predict its effect on Lord Louis Mountbatten's [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] plans but stating that he will do all he can to assist Annotated. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/83-84 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal" reporting on the enemies attack on Leros [Greek Island] informing him that he has made arrangements for British evacuation of the Island should it become necessary, stating that the men are very tired and adding that two commanding officers have been killed Annotated. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/85 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC informing him of the travel involved in visiting the various divisions in the area to enable him to decide upon his programme. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/86 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East], Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) and Richard Casey (Minister of State, Middle East) asking them: if the Lebanese hostages have been released; if the French have replied to their message; if Major General Edward Spears [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] is being supported; if there are enough British troops in the area and adding that the British Government will not wait indefinitely for the release of the Lebanese Government. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/87 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] marked "Personal" apologising for the inconvenience of the delay of his movements due to bad weather and asking him if he has the authority to lend some assistance to Leros [Greek Island]. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/88 Telegram from WSC to Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] marked "Personal" stating that he is sorry not to have seen him tonight and adding that if he had he would have pressed on him the need to sustain Leros [Greek Island]. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/89 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief Malta] informing him that he intends to carry out the original plan but twenty four hours late and that he intends to leave for Cairo [Egypt] not later than 21st November. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/90 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] to WSC informing him that General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer General MacArthur's headquarters] has arrived and that as soon as he has settled in he will send him a brief summary of the situation through him. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/91-92 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Leros [Greek Island] has fallen and reporting on their attempt to save her and stating that a German attack on Samos is now inevitable Annotated. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/93-94 Telegram from Richard Casey (Minister of State Middle East) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the latest situation regarding the Syrian atrocities stating that : the French have not replied to Britain's demands; that he has spoken to General George Catroux [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] and that he impressed upon him the urgent nature of the British demands and commenting on Catroux's reply Annotated. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/95 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister Resident Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has asked General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to comment on the military questions and informing him that he has received a message from the Foreign Office to fly to Beirut [Lebanon] and that if General Georges Catroux [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] has not complied with their demands that he is to declare martial law and that the hostages are to be released, but that they are not to be reinstated and adding that he is not very happy with this situation and that he is contacting the Foreign Office about it Annotated. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/96 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC informing him of the details of the movements of the troops in the Middle East. 17th Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/97-98 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Charles Eade is joining his staff as press adviser and director of press relations and adding that it is his wish that he should be allowed direct and constant access to him and commenting on the qualities of Eade and of the circumstances in which he will work. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/99 Telegram from Leo Amery (Secretary of State for India) to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell (Viceroy of India) containing a message from WSC asking him to welcome Charles Eade and offer him any assistance [also containing CHAR 20/124/97-98]. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/100 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that a meeting in the last week in April is convenient for him. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/101 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwood, British Ambassador in the United States] thanking him for his letter Signature in typescript. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/102 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC thanking him for his message congratulating him on the Soviet offensive. 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/103 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message regarding Leros [Greek Island] and stating that he approves of his conduct of the operation and adds that he too has been fighting with his hands behind his back. 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/104-06 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liason Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] reporting on a conversation with General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] and the point which he made stating that the campaign there progresses favourably and reporting on their current position and noting their future plans of attack Signature in typescript Annotated. 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/107 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] regarding the evacuation of Samos [Greek Island] and asking him what he is doing with the Italian Officers and enquiring if the Germans murdered the Italians on Leros [Greek Island]. 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/108 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" reporting a conversation he has with General Alphonse Georges [Member of the French Committee of National Liberation] in which he claimed that the best way to solve the problem [Syrian atrocities] is to start the French Army fighting the Germans and informing him of his suggestion as to how this can be achieved Annotated. 19 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/109 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC informing him that he has no evidence that the Germans did murder the Italians on Leros [Greek Island] and stating that he is not evacuating the Italians from Samos [Greek Island] and explaining his reasons why Annotated. 20 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/110 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his absence is soon to be known and that he will announce on 22nd November that he is in Cairo [Egypt] and informing him that he will receive a message regarding military precautions Annotated. Copy. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/111 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him to refer to St John Chapter 14 verses 1 to 4. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/112-13 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt reporting on the security arrangements made for their meeting. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/114 Telegram from WSC to Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] informing him that the Platypus he sent him has died on its journey to England and stating that he has given it to the Royal College of Surgeons to be stuffed to replace the one they had which was damaged in the Blitz. 22 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/115 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell (Viceroy of India) to WSC marked "Private" stating that he will do all he can to help Charles Eade [Press adviser and director of press relations, South East Asia]. 22 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/124/116 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin regarding their living arrangements during the Teheran [Persia, later Iran] conference and informing him of the individuals which he and President Roosevelt intend to bring with them Annotated. 23 Nov 1943