Official: Prime Minister: Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams.

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Date: 31 Dec 1943 - 15 May 1944

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CHAR 20/154/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T1/4-T100/4. Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/2 Note from D K [Denis Kelly, Literary Assistant to WSC] for the printer regarding the priority of the material to be printed Initialled manuscript. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/154/3-4 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Secret" stating that he hopes that he approves of the agreement he made with the French Committee regarding the use of their forces in the Mediterranean and notifying him that the problem regarding the trial of the three individuals has been sorted and asking him if he now wishes to see a number of French notables, as previously, suggested and listing some individuals whom he proposes that he should see Annotated. 31 Dec 1943 - 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/5 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] thanking him. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/6 Same as CHAR 20/146A/64. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/7 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] thanking him and sending him New Year good wishes. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/8-9 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt stating that he has heard from Anthony Eden that he has no recollection of Marshal Stalin ever commenting on unconditional surrender and informing him of the remarks which he heard from Marshal Stalin on this matter and containing a telegraph from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] to the Foreign Office in November 1943 reporting that Marshal Stalin spoke to President Roosevelt on the previous evening and that he felt that they should work out the terms of a surrender and inform the German people and asking him if he wishes to join them in asking Stalin to develop this plan or whether he would prefer to leave matters as they are for the time being. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/10 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] asking him to visit him on January 3rd to discuss matters. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/11 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Dr Edward Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic] asking him to visit him before he travels back to England. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/12 Telegram from Felix Gouin (President of the Provisional Consultative Assembly) to WSC wishing him a speedy recovery and asking him to transmit his admiration to the soldiers and workers of Britain. 01 Jan 1944 - 02 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/13 Telegram from General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] reporting on a visit by John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] to Chiang Kai Shek in order to persuade him to attack and stating that Chiang Kai Shek does not wish to attack and that he claims to have had a message from President Roosevelt urging him not to, although he fails to see how this can be possible and commenting that he doubts whether they will be able to persuade him. 02 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/14 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC reporting on the aircraft losses, on both sides, as a result of a Japanese attack on St Martin's Island. 02 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/15 Telegram from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Most Secret" listing the names of the individuals who are travelling with Dr Edward Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic Annotated. 02 Jan 1944 - 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/16 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is sending him a copy of the new Soviet Union Anthem and adding that he agrees with his idea for frequent meetings between them Signature in typescript. 02 Jan 1944 - 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/17-18 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" explaining why he wishes to see him and conveying General Douglas MacArthur's [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] relief at his speedy recovery and reporting on the condition of the Japanese forces in the Norfolk Islands and commenting on the possible future opportunities in this theatre. 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/19 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt]] to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] congratulating him on his brilliant exploit. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/20 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt stating that he wishes to announce Air Marshal Sir John Slessor's new position as Deputy in the Mediterranean Air, as he wishes to move Air Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas as Slessor's replacement as Air Officer Commanding Coastal Command and commenting that he has made searching enquiries into the allegations made against this individual and that he cannot find anything to substantiate them. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/21 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt]] to Marshal Stalin congratulating him on the advances he is making in the Soviet Union and informing him that Dr Edward Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic] is seeing him today and that he believes that he will be able bring the Poles to reason and adding that his health is steadily improving. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/22-23 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] to Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] informing him that the removal of all but six of the landing ship tanks will not enable them to land the two divisions necessary to make Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] a success and explaining that they will need at least fourteen landing ship tanks and asking him for his help. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/24 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] asking him to show President Roosevelt a message from him regarding the use of the word "invasion" and commenting that they are seeking to liberate Europe and stating that he is mentioning this due to some of the expressions he has seen in Combined Staff directives. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/25 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Private and Personal" asking him when Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] and Randolph Churchill start and stating that he should not hesitate to place them wherever they wish to go and asking him about the progress of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/26 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the change over date of the Mediterranean command and asking him if he agrees that General Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Middle East] should take over with full powers on January 8th, due to the fact that they are at the beginning of a serious battle. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/27 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" containing the proposed draft for the January statement on the sub marine position reporting on the merchant ships which they have lost and the U Boats which they have sunk and asking him if he is in agreement with this statement Annotated. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/28 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to Colonel Warden [WSC] informing him of his plans to leave for Italy where he will be holding the next meeting of the Advisory Council for Italy and stating that he will contact him on his return to see if he wishes him to travel to Marrakesh [Morocco] Annotated. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/29 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to Colonel Warden [WSC] confirming their conversation on the telephone, stating that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is happy to accept his invitation to come to Marrakesh [Morocco], but that he will not be able to come until the 7th January, due to a three day budget debate and that he has commented that it would be more convenient for WSC if he should stay at the French Residency in Marrakesh Annotated. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/30 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to Colonel Warden [WSC] marked "Most Secret" stating that with the arrival of Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] he has been considering the functions of the Resident Minister in the Mediterranean and commenting that he would be grateful for a directive from him soon and suggesting that some public announcement should be made to prevent confusion Annotated. 04 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/31-32 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to Colonel Warden [WSC] containing a proposed draft outlining the duties of the Resident Minister in the Mediterranean. 04 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/33 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he agrees with his selection of Air Marshal John Slessor as Deputy in the Mediterranean Air Command and that Air Marshal William Sholto Douglas should take over the British Coastal Command and adding that he is in agreement with his suggestion that General Henry Wilson should take over the position of Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, as soon as he arrives in Algiers. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/34 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] informing him that he will ensure that the word "invasion" is only used in reference to them crossing the German frontier, and the term "enter for the liberation of Europe" will be used to refer to operations in all European countries other than Germany and reporting that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is ill with the flu. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/35-36 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] containing the text of a public announcement which he made on December 24th 1943 regarding his view of unconditional surrender. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/37-38 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt thanking him for all he has done to ensure that his stay there has been comfortable and safe and informing him that he is holding a conference on the 8th January to discuss the position of the landing ship tanks and listing the individuals who will be attending and reporting on the success of the visit of Dr Edward Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic] Annotated. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/39 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt thanking him for the manuscript address which he sent to him. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/40 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt thanking him. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/41-42 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt regarding the plans for Overlord [Liberation of France] and commenting that they should use heavier forces for the initial attack and that the attack should not take place before the beginning of June and reporting that he is planning to make another arctic convoy soon and that he does not think that they should discuss these plans with Marshal Stalin at the moment. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/43 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt indicating that by "y" he was referring to 2nd June. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/44 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in the United States] asking him to convey his gratitude to the members of the United States Chiefs of Staff for proposing the instructions to the Allied Commander in Chief Mediterranean and assuring him that General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] will report fully on all matters regarding Turkey and stating that he intends to continue to handle the position in Turkey. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/45 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] asking him to come on the 10th or 11th of January, as his military conference might be prolonged or delayed by the weather. 06 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/46 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to General Charles Mast [French Army] thanking him for the Tunisian blanket which he sent him and congratulating him on his promotion to Corps Commander. 07 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/47 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to King George II of Greece inviting some of the Greek troops to join the British and United States troops in Italy and assist them in the fighting and suggesting that this should take place during January and February. 07 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/48 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased with his news regarding the preparations for Overlord [Liberation of France] and commenting that he does not believe that he can make he Poles see sense and claiming that "these people are incorrigible" and informing him that the Soviet Union attacks are continuing to be successful Signature in typescript. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/49 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the United States Chiefs of Staff are in agreement with his proposals for Turkey, but stressing that they would like to be kept informed of the situation there and suggesting that he should look at this from the point of view of the United States Chiefs of Staff who he believes are held far more publicly accountable than him. 07 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/50 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt containing a proposed draft for the public announcement of the appointments of: General Henry Wilson as Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre; General Jacob Devers as Deputy Supreme Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre; General Gammell as Chief of Staff in the Mediterranean and that Major General Bedell Smith is to become Chief of Staff to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] in Britain. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/51-52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] regarding his communication with Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] concerning their promise to the Soviet Union to turn over some of the Italian ships and commenting that he informed Harriman that it was his intention to give the Soviet Union up to one third of the Italian Ships and that Harriman had reminded him that the Soviet Union had previously only requested 14 ships and that he would not therefore discuss the figure of one third with the Soviet Union and commenting that Harriman felt that a failure or delay to supply these ships would only increase Marshal Stalin's suspicions and asking him if he thinks that they should inform Marshal Stalin of their requirements for Overlord [Liberation of France] and Anvil [Invasion of the South of France] and try and persuade him to accept a delay in the handing over of the Italian ships. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/53 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt informing him that he is sending him an account of the military conference and commenting that a unanimous agreement was reached. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/54 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence], Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] ,Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, Later Lord Avon] and the Defence Committee reporting on a meeting which he chaired regarding Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio], listing the individuals who attended and informing them that: it was decided to proceed with Shingle on D day [22 January]; that the intention is to land a Corps of two divisions and to follow up with a mobile striking force and that General Henry Wilson (Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre) has sent out instructions to this effect. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/55 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence, the Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee], the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, Later Lord Avon] and the Defence Committee informing that "D Day" stands for 22nd January. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/56 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] suggesting a delay of 24 hours to the release of the statement on the submarine situation if he has not had a reply to his recent message by 4 o'clock and reiterating that he has not consulted the Canadians on this matter. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/57 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt suggesting an alteration to the statement on the submarine situation regarding the destruction of U boats and the fact that they have destroyed fewer numbers this month due to a change in enemy tactics and commenting that they do not wish to write so plainly that a change in enemy U boat tactics has been successful. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/58 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to President Roosevelt stating that he agrees with him that they must not break their faith with Marshal Stalin regarding the [Italian] ships and stating that he hopes to send him a proposal regarding this matter in a few days time. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/59 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] informing him that they are receiving very poor responses from Turkey and that they might have to warn them in the next couple of weeks that the Anglo Turkish Alliance is in danger, but commenting that he would consult with President Roosevelt before any action was taken. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/60 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to the Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre [General Henry Wilson] stating that he regards it politically important to bomb Sofia [Bulgaria] now. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/61 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Marshal Stalin informing him that he is well enough now to travel home and that it is his intention to try to reason with the Poles and commenting that all their plans for the Italian battle have been settled. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/62 Telegram from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] containing a message from President Roosevelt which states that he agrees with his amendment to the first paragraph [in the statement regarding the situation of the submarines] and that they will release it 24 hours after the original release date and that the Canadians are being informed and notifying him that the statement will appear in the morning papers on January 11th. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/63-64 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a letter which he has sent to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia] stating that he offers him all the support possible and that Britain will only assist him and withdraw all their help to Draza Milhailovic [leader of the Chetniks], but adding that they will not cast aside King Petar of Yugoslavia as he believes that this would be unchivalrous Signature in typescript. 08 Jan 1944 - 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/65 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Private and Confidential" stating that he does not think that General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] should be totally discarded, commenting that he can be relied upon and that he will not be disloyal to them and asking him to inform him if this is ever contemplated and notifying him of General de Gaulle's [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] intended visit and stating that he will inform him of the damage which he is doing by his open hostility to their two countries and adding that he will report the outcome of these talks to President Roosevelt. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/66 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Personal, Secret and Private" stating that he believes that the advise which he is receiving is very poor and informing him that his priority is to concentrate on First Culverin [proposed attack on the Japanese held Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] and that he expects him to lay out good plans for this. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/67 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] stating that he feels that they should not be hasty in discarding General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief]. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/68 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that they are all delighted that he is recovering and that he hopes that the worries of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] will not prevent him from relaxing Annotated. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/69 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Lord Louis Mountbatten [later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret, Personal and Private" stating that he is very glad that he is concentrating on First Culverin [Attack on the Japanese held Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] and that he will help him all he can. 11 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/70 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Lord Louis Mountbatten [later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] asking him what Major Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] is doing with his specially trained columns now that Tarzan [India based section of the operation to recapture Burma] is off. 11 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/71 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] informing him that he has no intention of withdrawing his support from General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief]. 12 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/72 Telegram from WSC (Sextant) [Cairo, Egypt] to Marshal Stalin informing him that he has received the music which he sent [new Soviet Union national anthem] and that it will be played before the 9 o'clock news on Sunday 16th January by the full Symphony Orchestra of the B B C. 13 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/73 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that Marshal Stalin was assured that Overlord [Liberation of France] would be launched in May and that he did not think that they should make any alterations to this plan until General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] and General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] have had time to explore all the possibilities and adding that they should not mention this matter to Marshal Stalin yet Annotated. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the Office of Strategic Services have reported that: the Von Papen learned air bases would be ready to receive 20 United Nations air squadrons on February 15th and that from this time operation Accolade [planned Allied capture of Mediterranean Islands] and Anvil [Invasion of the South of France] would be out into effect: that German agents secure British reports on Turkish British relations and that Marshal Rodolfo Graziani [Italian Army] has urged Hitler to hold cassino and that they should try to counter attack as they believe that the eighth Army is short of reserves Annotated. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/75 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" commenting on the extent of their success over the Germans in the Soviet Union and commenting that Britain should not diminish her attacks on Berlin, but increase them and commenting that he believes that his message to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia] will have significant results and that he hopes that the plans for Overlord [liberation of France] are progressing well. 15 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/76-77 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the division of the Italian ships and suggesting that they should send Marshal Stalin a joint message claiming that they should not start to divide up the Italian fleet until they are in such a position that Italy's cooperation is no longer an operational necessity, but adding that if he wishes to proceed with his demand for a share of the fleet, that they will make a secret approach to Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] and suggesting an alternative to this stating that Britain will lend the Soviet Union a couple of its ships and asking him if it would be possible for the United States to do the same. 16 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/78-80 Telegram from the Deputy First Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Charles Kennedy Purvis] to WSC marked "Personal" containing the 7th Habbakuk report [self propelled floating airfield made of ice and wood pulp] informing him of their progress. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/81 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he is very pleased that they are in agreement. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/82 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia] to WSC reporting on the outcome of three raids by the allies on Japanese fighter planes, commenting on the numbers, on both sides, which were destroyed and damaged. 16 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/83 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] stating that he is keen that operation Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] should become a joint venture and not become a United States victory and listing the individuals who are in charge of this campaign and noting that more than half the troops to be used will be British and that General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] and his staff have organised this campaign and asking him to ensure that the balance remains even and that the credit is shared. 16 Jan 1944 - 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/84 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him that they hope to drop on 19th January [parachute into Yugoslavia] and adding that he will report fully on Marshal Tito's [Premier of Yugoslavia] reaction to his letter and and on the general situation there. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/85 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] has changed him mind about allowing the United States Air Force to use the Lagens Field and asking him if he agrees with him in ignoring this change and to give the orders to the squadron to operate under British operational control. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/86 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" regarding his concern over the problem in the Levant States and suggesting that the best solution would be to partition Palestine and create a Greater Syria and explaining why he thinks that this would work. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/87 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] asking him to provide regular weather reports. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/88 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has been able to arrange for an additional arctic convoy, leaving Britain around mid March and commenting that he was delighted to hear of the meeting between Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander of the Home Fleet] and the Soviet sailors in the Kola inlet and adding that he is pleased that he liked his message to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia]. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/89 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him of the condition and proposed position of the troops for Buccaneer [Attack against the Japanese across the Bay of Bengal]. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/90 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC reporting on Harry Hopkin's [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] condition and stating that he would appreciate a cheerful message from him Signature in typescript. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/91-93 Telegram from Richard Casey [Minister of State Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of his views regarding the proposals for the alterations in the directive for the Minister Resident in the Middle East. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/94 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has just got back and stating that he hopes that his affairs are progressing. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/95 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is back in England and thanking him for all his hospitality during their visit and commenting that he intends to discuss the matter of Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] with Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon], but commenting that he believes that they will get what they want and adding that he hopes that he liked his letter to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia] Copy. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/96 Copy of CHAR 20/142A/73. Copy. [Jan] 1944
CHAR 20/154/97 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for drawing his attention to this matter and stating that he is sure that their intelligence services are collaborating on this matter and that an investigation has been ordered. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/98 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Yugoslavia marked "Personal" asking him to tell William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] to send him the photograph of Draza Mihailovic's [Leader of the Chetniks] generals being entertained at a banquet by the Italian General whom he was supposed to be fighting. 19 Jan 1944 - 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/99 Telegram from Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him when it would be possible for him to see Mr Nash regarding the employment of the New Zealand forces Annotated. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/100-101 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the position with Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] stating that he does not believe that they should upset the situation for the sake of one squadron [regarding Salazar's change of mind in not allowing the United States Air Force the use of Lagens Field] and commenting that there would be no difficulty if the United States Squadron were to operate as a British unit and adding that he will send a message to Salazar pointing out the importance of meeting the wishes of the United States. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/102 Telegram from Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Immediate" providing a report on the present weather conditions and a forecast for the next 24 hours. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/103-104 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a proposed message from him to Marshal Stalin regarding the handing over of Italian ships to the Soviet Union stating that he does not think that they should initiate any transfers of the Italian ships until Italian cooperation is no longer of operational importance, but adding that if he still wishes to proceed, he will make a secret approach to Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] and proposing an alternative to this plan, by offering him the use of a few vessels from the United States and British Navy. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/105 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a proposed draft of a telegram [to be sent to Marshal Stalin] regarding the recommendations of the Combined Chiefs of Staff regarding the transfer of the Italian ships. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/106 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased to hear that he is recovering and commenting that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is making steady progress. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/107 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the offensive on the battle front of the Fifth Army is under way and commenting on the position of theirs and the enemy's forces and adding that all preparations have been made for the launch of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/108 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to WSC containing a message from King George II of Greece thanking him for his message regarding the participation of the Greek forces in Italy and commenting that he is sure that once his proposal is known, it will be well received by the Greek troops. 19 Jan 1944 - 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/109 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Immediate" informing him that the odds on Favourite have shortened and adding that he believes that they may continue to shorten. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/110 Telegram from WSC to General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] marked "Most Secret and Personal" suggesting that he should return to Britain for a short period to report on the position in the South West Pacific. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/111 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" suggesting a possible date for his return to Britain for a short period to report on the position in the South West Pacific. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/112 Telegram from WSC to Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he would be delighted to see Mr Nash to discuss the position of the New Zealand Forces overseas. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/113 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] informing him that the first three battleships for the Eastern Fleet are on their way to the Indian Ocean. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/114 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Secret Operational, For Your Eyes Only" informing him that they have launched the attack against the German armies defending Rome [Italy] and informing him that he is sending him a joint message from him and President Roosevelt regarding the Italian ships. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/115 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Most Secret and Private" stating that all his thoughts are with him in this great undertaking. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/116 Telegram from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union]to WSC stating that he is delighted to return of his safe return to England and commenting that the Soviet Union are very demanding, but that they do not cooperate with those who are trying to help them. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/117 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating how much he appreciates his decision to send an additional convoy to the Soviet Union. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/118 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Troops in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on the position of the Allied troops and commenting that all seems ready for Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/119 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC reporting on the weather forecast for the next 36 hours. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/120 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] containing a directive for his position stating that he will receive political advice and assistance: on the French Committee for National Cooperation; on other foreign and Allied countries within his command; Turkey and on matters of major importance and listing the individuals who will be providing him with this advice Initialled. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/154/121-122 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his proposed letter to Marshal Stalin and suggesting that they should alter the sentence offering him, immediately, eight Italian destroyers and four Italian submarines and advising that they should offer to make an effort to provide these vessels as soon as they are made available. 21 Jan 1944