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

Reference code: CHAR 20/155

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Date: 21 Jan 1944 - 03 Feb 1944

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CHAR 20/155/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No T101/4-T200/4". [Jan] 1944
CHAR 20/155/2 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a trip which he took with Admiral Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean] about 70 miles from Naples [Italy] and informing him of his intention to visit the landings tomorrow. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/3 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] (Naples, [Italy]) to WSC marked "Immediate" reporting on the weather forecast for the next 30 hours. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/4 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" and stating "Zip repeat Zip". 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/5 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean (Cairo [Egypt]) [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC informing him that Randolph Churchill is well and commenting that Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia] is very friendly and adding that he has given him his letter and that he will report his reactions to it later. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/6 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allies Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that they are all determined to produce a victory and commenting that he can safely send him Zip as the reserve troops are sailing towards their objectives. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/7 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees with his alteration [to his message to Marshal Stalin] and enclosing the altered extract from the message and asking him to let him know when the message is sent. 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/8-9 Telegram from WSC and President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret" regarding the handing over of a section of the Italian ships to the Soviet Union, suggesting that it would be wiser not to distribute any of the Italian fleet until Italian cooperation is no longer of operational importance, but that they will approach Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] if he so wished and proposing an alternative measure by offering him vessels from the British and United States fleet Signature in typescript. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/10 Telegram from WSC and President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret" containing a report made by their Combined Chiefs of Staff regarding the distribution of the Italian fleet, commenting that the transfer of this fleet would affect pending Allied operations Signatures in typescript. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/11 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a visit which he has just taken to inspect both divisions ashore, commenting on the success of their landings and informing him of the number of prisoners which they have captured. 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/12 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the best option would be to send the United States Squadron to Lagens Field to serve under British operational control and to hope that Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] can be persuaded to allow a United States Squadron to operate under British control in the anti submarine campaign in the Azores. 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/13 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC reporting on the weather forecast for the next 36 hours and commenting that he intends to discontinue with these individual weather reports as the implications of the weather will be included in Sitreps [Situation Reports]. 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/14 Telegram from Harold Macmillan, the Resident Minister in Algiers to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on a meeting which he attended regarding the coordination of S O E and O S S and the arrangements for handing over the operational control of the Maclean Mission [to Yugoslavia] to General Harold Alexander's [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] control. 22 Jan 1944 - 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/15 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has despatched the joint message [to Marshal Stalin] tonight and adding that Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] is being informed. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to consider closely the consequences that would result from the Allies losing the supplies from Argentina, commenting that this could affect the military plans for this year. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/17 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean (Tito's headquarters) [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] stating that he is delighted that he has arrives safely and commenting that he awaits his report on Marshal Tito's [Premier of Yugoslavia] reaction to his letter Initialled. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/18 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that his recent news is a good sign for the impending climax and that he assumes that the Eighth Army is holding everything on its own front. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/19 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] marked "Most Secret" asking him to continue his weather reports for a few more days. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/20 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that New Zealand is willing to establish diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. 22 Jan 1944 - 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/21 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has decided that they should continue to support Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] and King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy until a more suitable candidate emerges and asking him to be on guard against the views of individuals such as Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister]. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/22 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret, Private Also" containing the text of his message to Harold Macmillan [Resident Minister in Algiers] see CHAR 20/155/21. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/23 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to make it clear in his weather reports whether he is commenting on wind or visibility. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/24 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC containing a report on the weather and commenting that the use of Anzio [Italian port] will mitigate the effect of the wind on unloading. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/25 Telegram from WSC to the United States Ambassador in Moscow [Soviet Union, Averell Harriman] marked "Most Secret" thanking him for his message and informing him that they are sending back Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union]. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/26 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that: he has asked the Eighth Army to draw up a plan for a full scale offensive operation, in case the Fifth Army require a rest; that he has asked General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] not to continue with his attacks south of Cassino and that he is to develop his attacks north of Cassino and that the build up of the 6 Corps is progressing. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/27 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" asking him to look at his message to the Foreign Office and stating that he hopes that he approves of his proposals and listing the individual who are in agreement with this plan and commenting that present operations make this a matter of urgency. 23 Jan 1944 - 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/28 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he would like some more information about Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/29 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson (Algiers) [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] thanking him for keeping him well informed about the progress of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and asking if the change of weather has affected the air attack against the enemy's road movements. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/30 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] stating that he is pleased that he is "pegging out claims rather than digging in bridgeheads" and commenting that any message which he receives from him before 25th January will be a help to him in a statement he has to make to the House of Commons. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/31 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] stating that he is very glad that he is attacking the Appian Way at Terracina from the sea and asking him to keep him informed of his progress in this. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/32 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/33-34 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he is sending Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] back to the Soviet Union at once and stating that he has been surprised by the bad effects which have resulted in Britain from the Pravda story and commenting that Britain has no intention of accepting a separate peace with Germany and highlighting the extracts in the Soviet newspapers attacking the Allied administration in Italy and their politics in Greece and asking him to discuss these matters. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/35 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] reporting on the progress of the main battle front and listing the positions of the Allied troops. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/36-37 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the problem with Argentina has been solved and that the Argentine Government has promised to break relations with Germany and that they should watch closely to see if this conversion is sincere and commenting that he intends to issue a statement to the effect that they refuse to recognize the Bolivian revolutionary Junta. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/38 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that the problem regarding Argentina has been solved and adding that he has arranged for a statement to be made backing up his comments regarding Bolivia [not to recognize the Bolivian revolutionary Junta]. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/39 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message Signature in typescript. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/40 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report for the next 24 hours. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/41 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC informing him that the Appian Way has been under continual bombardment by them for the last four days, but commenting that he feels that the enemy will start to use the road if they cease to continue their attack and adding that they have been able to observe the Foria area [Italy]. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/42 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the different positions of the troops involved in the operation [invasion of Italy at Anzio] and reporting on their progress. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/43 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" reporting on the advance from the bridgehead which started this morning and commenting on the progress of the troops involved and commenting that he believes that the weather will deteriorate tomorrow. 25 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/44 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to inform him of the details of the discharge through Anzio [Italy] and asking him if his figures are correct that the enemy have twenty five thousand men involved in this operation and that the Allies have employed over thirty five thousand and commenting that he is struck by the number of attacks made by the Fifth Army and asking him if the New Zealand Division has yet arrived in the battle field Initials in typescript. Copy. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/45 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not approve of his title "Allied Central Mediterranean Force" and suggesting that he should use the title "Allied Armies in Italy". 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/46 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he hoped that he liked Anthony Eden's [Later Lord of Avon] answer regarding Bolivia [regarding the fact that they will not recognize the revolutionary Junta]. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/47 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC stating that he hopes that more vessels will be sent to the Far East so that they can implement the plan on which they both agreed Signature in typescript. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/48 Telegram from WSC to General Archibald Wavell (Viceroy of India) marked "Personal" thanking him for his New Year message and commenting that everyone is impressed with the manner in which he has dealt with the problems in India. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/49 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he hopes that he will turn his attention to the organisation of a Commando force to act against the islands off the Dalmation coast in support of the Partisans and guerillas and adding that he believes that Major Lord Jellicoe should be made a Brigadier. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/50 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he does not see any reason why the Italian Government should come out in support of the Atlantic Charter Copy. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/51 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report for the next 48 hours. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/52 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" reporting on the progress of the troops advancing from the bridgehead. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/53 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] stating that he would like to know how many tanks that United States and Britain has ashore at Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/54 Telegram from WSC to (Washington) [? Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] stating that he is looking forward to the Palmeston letters and that he agreed with much of the content of his speech and asking him to remember that Britain has made a huge contribution to the war effort. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/55 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he feels that it is important for him to see the message to him from the British Ambassador to Yugoslavia [Skrine Stevenson] and adding that he sees the opening of the coast and the supply of the Partisans as one of the most important secondary objectives. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/56-57 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message to him [from the British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Skrine Stevenson] commenting that the last offensive scale of supplies to the Partisans was not enough, and explaining why and commenting that he feels that it would be a mistake to address the protest to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia]. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/58 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that there were 57 United States and 51 British tanks ashore at Anzio [Italy] by midnight on 26th January. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/59 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is disturbed to discover that there is only a New Zealand Division in British reserve and asking him if there are any troops in Africa which he could send to Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/60 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Alexander Cunningham] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he needs to have more information regarding the L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks]. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/61 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" reporting that he believes that the enemy were roughly 39,000 in total and commenting that he does not have any fresh divisions in reserve except the New Zealand Division Copy. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/62 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is delighted with Anthony Eden's [later Lord Avon] statement regarding Bolivia and stating that he hopes that they will both press Argentina to condemn all actions which are not in the spirit of the United Nations Copy. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/63 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report for the next 24 hours. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/64 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on the progress of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] commenting on the position of the troops. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/65 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC reporting on the progress of the attack from bridgehead Copy. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/66 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] is going in to the Bridgehead and commenting that it will be unpleasant if they become sealed off and cannot advance from the south. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/67 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret and Private" stating that he is delighted to hear that he is looking into the possibility of moving a fourth division to Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/68-71 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting he has had with a representative of the Polish Government and informing him that he had told him that the security of the Soviet frontiers against Germany were of paramount importance in Britain and that they felt that Poland should be guided regarding the frontiers of her territory and commenting that the Polish Ministers did not reject these arguments and asked for time to consider them. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/72 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt containing CHAR 20/155/68-71. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/73 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he will be satisfied if the current flow of reinforcements is maintained and commenting on the positions of the troops employed in Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and adding that he is concerned to learn that two fighter bomber groups and one medium bomber group are shortly to be withdrawn from this theatre. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/74 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC informing him of the different divisions which he has made available to assist in the operation in Italy [Shingle, invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/75 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report for the next 24 hours. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/76 Telegram from WSC to the British Representative with the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers [Duff Cooper] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that as the promise which was given on 31st December 1943 has not been made good, he intends to write to President Roosevelt to remind him of this position and adding that he will not do this if he can give him any hope of achieving satisfaction. 29 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/77 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC reporting on the use of the L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] in the operation in Italy. 29 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/78 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him about the transfer of the reinforcements to the operation in Italy and commenting that the withdrawal of L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] can continue without endangering Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and adding that he would appreciate early notice of any final decision regarding Overlord [Invasion of France at Normandy] which might affect this theatre. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/79 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report and commenting that he does not foresee any changes for February. 29 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/80 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he would be interested to hear about his conversation with General de Gaulle about Marrakech [Marrakesh], Morocco. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/81 Same as CHAR 20/142A/74Copy. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/82 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the problems which have been occurring due to poor communication from Calcutta [India] to Assam [India] and suggesting that these lines of communication should be put under full military control. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/83 Telegram from WSC and CSC to President Roosevelt sending him good wishes for his birthday Signatures in typescript. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/84-85 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on his meeting with General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and informing him that they discussed matters regarding Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton and Pierre Flandin [Vichy Franc Leaders] and the Lebanon and commenting that he has spoken to General Emmanuel d'Astier de la Vigerie [French Minister of the Interior] who has appealed to him to sent more weapons to the Resistance and adding that he feels that de Gaulle being increasingly tamed by the French Committee for National Liberation. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/86 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for consulting him about that representation of France on the control commission for Italy and commenting that he did not feel that this was an important point as the French would have no effect on the structure or the working of the Control Commission and adding that he feels that they ought to allow the French candidate to be accepted. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/87 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his recent message [see CHAR 20/155/82] stating that he is giving this his immediate personal attention. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/88-89 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should not pay too much attention to the Pravda report stating that they cannot prevent a newspaper from printing an article based on rumours received from a reliable source and arguing with his point that Britain could easily have arranged for a separate peace with Germany earlier in the war, and commenting that it was the intervention of the Soviet Union which reduced Britain's position of danger. 29 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/90 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC containing a report on the weather. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/91 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the progress of Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and informing him of the positions of the Allied troops. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/92 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South Est Asia] in reply to his letter of 19th January stating that he should allow him to submit a script beforehand for his consideration. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/93-94 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC and President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" regarding the distribution of the Italian fleet, stating that he had thought that the matter had been settled with the Italians, but commenting that he did not wish to make the situation difficult and that he would therefore accept their suggestion to loan the Soviet Union several vessels from the British and United States fleets and adding that they did not mention the eight Italian destroyers and four submarines which were also promised to the Soviet Union and suggesting that these vessels should also be made available to them from the British and United States fleet. 29 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/95 Telegram from WSC to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] complimenting them on the manner in which the French troops are fighting Initialled. Annotated. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/96 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report for the next 48 hours. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/97 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the 6 Corps have failed to capture Cisterna [Italy] and that the First British Division have captured Campoleon [Italy] but commenting that he is not satisfied with the situation and informing him that he intends to go to Anzio [Italy] tonight. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/98 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" enclosing CHAR 20/155/93-94 and commenting "what can you expect from a bear but a growl?" Copy. 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/99 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he is in agreement with his view that there is great scope for a commando unit in the Mediterranean theatre and asking him if he can therefore retain his Commandos and S A S regiment and adding that he has not forgotten about the possibility of making Major Lord Jellicoe a commander of a future operation Copy. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/155/100 Telegram from the British Representative with the French Committee of National Liberation at Algiers [Duff Cooper] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he cannot make rash promises, but adding that the matter has been raised again and that he feels that a satisfactory conclusion may be reached in the near future. 31 Jan 1944 - 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/101 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that is sending Duff Cooper's [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] account of his meeting with General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] Copy. 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/102 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report. 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/103 Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC informing him that Nash leaves that United States on 4th February and that he has asked him to arrange to meet him as soon as he arrives [in England]. 01 Feb 1944 - 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/104 Telegram from WSC to Moscow [Soviet Union, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal, Private and Confidential" stating that he is unhappy with the tone of Marshal Stalin's recent message and adding that it would be as foolish to hand over eight British or United States destroyers to the Soviet Union as it would to risk a mutiny in the Italian Navy by seizing eight of their destroyers and informing him that he has suggested to President Roosevelt that they should delay in replying to this message. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/105 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of his estimated time of departure and arrival for Washington [United States]. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/106 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he feels that the emergency propaganda committee in New Delhi [India] should be disbanded and that these committees should only be allowed to continue in London and Washington [United States] and explaining his reasons for this. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/107 Telegram from the Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/108 Telegram from WSC to Moscow [Soviet Union, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] asking him not to discuss the matter regarding the destroyers as he may be able to resolve the situation. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/109-110 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a the situation at the Bridgehead and stating that the enemies resistance has increased and that Cisterna has still not been captured and listing the tasks which he has set the 6 Corps. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/111 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC describing the situation at Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/155/112 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a report on the weather. 03 Feb 1944