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

Reference code: CHAR 20/156

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Date: 03 Feb 1944 - 13 Feb 1944

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CHAR 20/156/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No. T201/4-T300/4". [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/156/2 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he hopes that the existing Government in Italy will be allowed to continue at least until Rome [Italy] has been captured and explaining why he feels that this matter is important. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/3-4 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" offering to provide the Soviet Union with the eight destroyers which they have demanded rather than asking Italy, as he feels that this may result in mutiny and a possible collapse of Government and asking him if he could supply four submarines, on loan to the Soviet Union, until they are able to obtain the vessels from Italy. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/5 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Personal" regarding the meeting of the Commonwealth Prime Minister's stating that they should distinguish the character of this meeting, and decide whether they will invite representatives from other Commonwealth nations whose matters might be discussed at the meeting and suggesting that they should draw up their ideas for the agenda. 02 Feb 1944 - 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/6 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. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/7 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC informing him that Marshal Stalin was very pleased with his story about the new Soviet National Anthem and that he hoped that he would learn the new tune and whistle it to the members of the Conservative party. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/8-9 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a draft of his suggested reply to Marshal Stalin regarding his demand for eight destroyers and four submarines and informing him that an effort will be made to secure for him these vessels from the British and United States fleets. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/10 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on a counter attack against the beachhead. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/11 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied forces in Italy] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he would be interested to know who is commanding in beachhead and what reserves there are behind the front. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/12 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC stating that Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] has informed him that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] was pleased with the message and containing a message from General de Gaulle thanking him for his telegram and stating that he has forwarded it to General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] and his troops. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/13 Same as CHAR 20/142A/79. 04 Feb 1944 - 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/14 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr (Moscow [Soviet Union]) [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" trying to explain the reasons for Marshal Stalin's "grumpy reply" relating to the distribution of the Italian Fleet and looking at the situation from the point of view of the Soviet Union and commenting that he believes that Stalin's present mood will pass and that he will start to appreciate the practical advantages of the new plan. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/15 Telegram from the Resident Minister at Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to WSC informing him that there still seems to be some confusion over Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean's [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] mission to Yugoslavia, although under the operational control of General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre], Wilson has not received any reports from him and adding that there is also some uncertainty as to the status of the United States members of this mission and putting forward a suggestion that the Mission should report to Allied headquarters and that Wilson would make any recommendations to London and Washington [United States]. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/16 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] stating that he does not understand why the proposed reduction from 11 to 7 divisions should have led to more battle casualties in the 2nd Division in Italy and commenting that he does not believe that General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] Initialled. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/17 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] marked "Personal" stating that although the departure of the 20 L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] should go to plan, the second batch of L S T's might have to be reviewed and asking him to produce a scheme for bringing the L S T's back a month later than planned and commenting on the loss of the "golden fruit" stating that he will not look for explanations while the battle is still being fought. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/18-19 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the Soviet Polish frontier and commenting that Poland ought to be made to issue a declaration stating that the frontiers established in the Treaty of Riga are not fixed and that the new frontier between the Soviet Union and Poland was the Curzon line and adding that could not renew relations with the present Polish Government. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/20 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has not had a reply from Marshal Stalin regarding his telegram on Poland, but adding that he has been informed that Stalin has agreed, verbally, not to influence the nature of a Polish Government and has given assurances that Poland would be free and independent, but noting that Stalin continues to press for a change in the present Polish Government and notifying him that he is seeing Stanislaw Mikolajczky [Prime Minister of Poland] tomorrow and that he will point out the advantage of regaining the recognition of the Soviet Government. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/21 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he would prefer to avoid taking the four submarines from the Italian fleet and offering to provide four British vessels and informing him that he will amend the telegram [to Marshal Stalin]. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/22-23 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him if he thought that Draza Mihailovich's [leader of the Chetniks] dismissal would pave the way for friendly relations between him and his movement and the Allies and stating that if he combined forces with King Petar of Yugoslavia, their nation would become stronger and more unified and informing him that he has arranged for an amphibious force of Commandos to attack, with his help, the German Garrisons on the islands along the Dalmation coast [Yugoslavia] and commenting that they must try to get a line of communications through this area Initials in typescript. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/24-25 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the distribution of the Italian ships to the Soviet Union, stating that he was vexed by the harsh tone of Marshal Stalin's message and that he has tried to live up to his promise at Teheran and that he has managed to persuade the Admiralty to lend the Soviet Union 8 British destroyers and 4 British submarines and stating that the destroyers are old, but are serviceable and that he does not wished to be reproached for this and commenting that he should tell Stalin that to have forced Italy to give up her vessels would probably have resulted in a mutiny Initialled. Copy. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/26 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he will see Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] to see if he will reach an agreement with Marshal Stalin and forget his ideas about Riga and commenting that if this cannot be obtained then they should reach an understanding with Stalin regarding this problem and assure him that Britain will support this plan at the peace settlement and adding that he might like to inform Stalin that the Polish Division in England has shown a sensible attitude Initials in typescript. Copy. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/27 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret, Private and Confidential" informing him that he is sending him a message which he has received from Marshal Stalin and adding that he will report to him on his meeting with Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland]. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/28 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret, Private and Confidential" containing CHAR 20/156/18-19. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/29 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/30 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean (Naples [Italy]) [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a weather report. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/31 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" reporting on Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] and informing him of the position of the troops and adding that they have taken about 200 prisoners. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/32 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of a meeting which Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] had with Marshal Stalin, stating that Harriman was very pleased with the result of the meeting and commenting that Stalin had been most accommodating, although Harriman could not disclose any of the details. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/33 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he had a meeting with General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre and General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] regarding the organisation of the Mediterranean Theatre and commenting that he should be given a general directive giving him the authority to give the Commander in Chief political and economic advice. 04 Feb 1944 - 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/34 Telegram from the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has been advised by the doctor to return to Britain for some treatment against incipient eczema, but adding that he would still be available for discussion and noting that he did not think that the treatment would take longer than two weeks. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/35 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Secret and Personal" concerning the nature of the meeting of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers and stating that he did not feel that they could precluded the attendance of representatives from Southern Rhodesia and India as there would be discussions and questions affecting them and adding that he did not see how it would be possible to prevent the press from covering the inclusion of these two representatives at the meeting. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/36 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC marked "Secret" informing him that Australia is looking forward to the arrival of the first increment of the Royal Navy and commenting that its services will be of great use Signature in typescript. 05 Feb 1944 - 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/37 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret and Private and Confidential" stating that he does not wish General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] to be worried at this stage of the battle, but informing him of several questions which have been asked by the United States Chiefs of Staff regarding some of the decisions which have been made during Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio]. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/38 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that due to the situation in Anzio [Italy] and given that the date of Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] has been chosen he has asked for the return of the second batch of L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] to be delayed and commenting that it would help if he would state the benefits of retaining the L S T's for a few weeks longer. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/39 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that President Roosevelt has stated that the Emergency Propaganda Committee at New Delhi [India] should be disbanded and that they should be confined to Washington [United States] and London and adding that it would be impossible for the New Delhi Committee to function without United States backing and that he therefore proposes to write to President Roosevelt stating that he agrees with him, but suggesting that all emergencies arising in the South East Asia Command area should be dealt with by an Anglo American Committee in London and that all emergencies in China or Indo China should be dealt with in Washington [United States] and asking him for his opinion on this proposal. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/40 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to send over his Chiefs of Staff to Britain in the next few days to discuss the changing nature of the war. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/41 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he has sent a message to the First Sea Lord [Admiral Andrew Cunningham] asking him to retain the second batch of L S T's [Landing Ship Tanks] and adding that he will create a plan to employ the L S T's and that he will submit this to him and the First Sea Lord. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/42 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Private and Most Secret" stating that he is anxious to have a reply to his recent message [see CHAR 20/156/11]. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/43 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report and informing him that he is closing down the meteorological office at Naples on 7th February and that after that date there will be no more reports. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/44 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) asking him why he is closing down the meteorological office at Naples. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing the proposed draft for the monthly statement on the U boat war Copy. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/46 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the [meteorological] service can be maintained, but that there is a maintenance problem and commenting that the normal forecasting is adequate and adding that he was intending to go back to Algiers, but that he can remain in Naples if he so wishes. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/47 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General John Lucas [Commander of the 6th United States] Corps is commanding in the beachhead and that General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] has an advanced command post there and containing the details of the Corps reserves. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/48 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they need to discuss the matter of occupational responsibility in connection with Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] regarding the areas to be occupied by British or United States troops following the invasion and adding that he is unwilling to police France, Italy and the Balkans for any length of time. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/49 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his message meets with his approval and that on receipt of Marshal Stalin's proposal he will send a cruiser to the United States. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his messages. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/51 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] asking him to repeat CHAR 20/156/39 to the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Wavell]. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt and WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they have received his message regarding the distribution of the Italian fleet and commenting that they intend to carry out their agreement at the earliest practical date Signatures in typescript. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/53 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and stating that he has despatched this to Marshal Stalin Copy. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/54 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/55 Telegram from Skrine Stevenson (British Ambassador to Yugoslavia) to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he would like to know if President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin are being informed of this message in order to help guide his conversation with his colleagues in the United States and Soviet Union. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/56 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr (Moscow [Soviet Union]) [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] offered to see him today as Marshal Stalin was at the front, but noting that he preferred to wait in the hope of seeing Stalin. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/57 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Secret and Personal" containing the proposed January statement for the U boat war. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/58 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he should do what he thinks best. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/59 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to inform him of the numbers of vehicles landed at Anzio [Italy] on the 7th and 14th days of the operation and, if possible, to distinguish between trucks, cannon and tanks. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/60-62 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" replying to the questions put to him in his recent message stating that: the 504 Parachute Regiment took part in the seaborne landing and not the airborne landing due to a last minute decision by General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] and explaining why the Corps Commander failed [to make the most of his surprise attack and occupy the high grounds] and adding that the break up of the bridgehead forced them to recast their plan and commenting that he does not view the operation with pessimism. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/63 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him that he is sending an amended version of his message regarding the operation in Italy to President Wilson and commenting that he believes that they have a stronger force there than the enemy and that this should be mentioned in any correspondence which he has with the Combined Chiefs of Staff and adding that he can send his proposed message to the Combined Chiefs of Staff to him. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/64 Telegram from WSC to Washington [United States, Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" asking him to inform him of the name of the individual who made a statement in Washington regarding the disappointing nature of the Nettuno operation [Airstrip at the Anzio beachhead, Italy]. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/65 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message regarding the situation with Poland and congratulating him on his successes in battle and commenting that the operation in Italy has not gone as planned as they have lost the advantage of surprise and that now "it is a question of hard slogging" but adding that he feels that they have a good chance of a satisfactory outcome and informing him that he has arranged for an additional convoy of ships to go to the Soviet Union in March. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/66-67 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Private and Confidential" enclosing a message for General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United Stated Army] containing his questions to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] regarding the Italian operation and supplying Wilson's reply [see CHAR 20/156/37 and CHAR 20/156/60-62]. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/68 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he approves of his plans and stating that he should come as soon as he can. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/69 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they agree with his last statement and that they will comply with his suggested alteration. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/70 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of his plans to clear the Cassino area in order to enable General Bernard Freyberg's [Commander of the New Zealand Division] attack and stating that the 6th Corps have been forced on the defensive by enemy attacks. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/71 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) marked "Personal" informing him of the number and types of vehicles which landed on the seventh day and the fourteenth day of the Italian operation. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/72 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/73 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the statement [proclaiming the disappointing nature of the Nettuno operation, airstrip at the Anzio beachhead in Italy] was made by Air Vice Marshal Macneece Foster and commenting that he is sure to see the report that Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] has sent to the Chiefs of Staff. 08 Feb 1944 - 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/74 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is very concerned with the prospect of working with Count Carlo Sforza [Prominent anti Fascist] and the Italian Junta and commenting that Sforza has broken his undertaking and asking him not to make any decisions on this matter without consulting him. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/75 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff] informing him of the number of vehicles which were landed by the 14th day of the operation in Italy. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/76 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he is glad that he approves and informing him that he should arrive [in Britain] on 11th February. 08 Feb 1944 - 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/77-79 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on his letter to Marshal Stalin regarding the Polish Soviet situation and stating that he is worried that Stalin might get the impression from his letter that he is wedded to the current Polish Government and informing him that he is concerned that this situation might affect the good relations established at Teheran and that he has therefore decided to try to resume relations between the Soviet Union and Poland and containing a letter which he has sent to Marshal Stalin stating that he hopes that this situation will not affect the larger issues. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/80 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received an unconfirmed report that the Bulgarian Government wishes to send a mission to Istanbul [earlier Constantinople, Turkey] to discuss the conditions under which the Bulgarian Army would join the Allies and suggesting that they should suspend the bombing on Sofia [Bulgaria] for a short time and for him to send a representative to Istanbul. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/81 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the grammar of a recent message Initialled. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/82 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC informing him that he has been able to make arrangements to visit London in May and asking him if the date of 1st May has been definitely fixed for the opening of the meeting of the Prime Ministers and adding that he would appreciate an indication of the contents of the proposed agenda Signature in typescript. 08 Feb 1944 - 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/83 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report for the next 24 hours. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/84 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that it would be difficult for his Chiefs of Staff to leave Washington [United States] at the moment as they are working on a study of the provision of troops for the Pacific and Atlantic and reporting that by the end of May facilities will be available to launch a 5 to 7 Division assault in Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and adding that if this is the case that there does not seem to be the need for their Chiefs of Staff to meet Copy. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/85 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his recent message, stating that he will be interested to see Marshal Stalin's reply. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/86 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that General George Marshall [United States Chief of Staff] has sent a message to General Jacob Devers [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] to ask General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] if in his opinion any of the United States Commanders involved in Shingle [Invasion of Italy at Anzio] have failed and adding that if the answer is yes, appropriate action will be taken. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/87 Telegram from General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of his estimated time of departure from Washington [United States] and arrival in London. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/88 Telegram from the Viceroy for India [Field Marshal Archibald Wavell] to WSC marked "Private" regarding the shipping of imports to India, commenting that they cannot risk another famine and asking him for his help in this matter Copy. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/89 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" providing him with a rough estimate of the position of the forces involved in the operation in Italy and commenting that he will inform him about General Bernard Freyberg's [Commander of the New Zealand Division] Corps when the plans have been drawn up and adding that his message to the Combined Chiefs of Staff is similar to the telegram which he sent to him Copy. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/90 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Private and Confidential. Secret" asking him how many men are driving or looking after the 18,000 vehicles and adding that he is shocked that the enemy have more infantry and asking him to inform him of the latest ration strength in the bridgehead Copy. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/91 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report for the next 24 hours. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/92 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the Mediterranean] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the British Division have been forced to give up some ground and reporting on the changes he is making to the divisions in the beachhead and adding that General Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] hopes to launch his attack on the night of February 11th. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/93 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that both he and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] are agreed that they should not stop bombing Bulgaria on the strength of the peace overtures commenting that "if the medicine has done good, let them have more of it". 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/94 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC informing him that General George Marshal [United States Chief of Staff] has heard from General Jacob Devers [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] and that General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] has reported that he is satisfied with General Mark Clark's [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] involvement in the operation and that although he first thought that General John Lucas [Commander of the 6th United States Corps] could have done more, he is now entirely satisfied with him. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/95 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that he is sending him an account of his meeting with the Poles last week Initials in typescript. Copy. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/96 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Private, Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/156/93. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/97-98 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that there is great disappointment at home and in the United States regarding the progress of the operation in Italy, commenting that the he cannot understand how they have lost such a big advantage, detailing the impressive manner in which they began this operation and stating that he should not be afraid to give orders to the United States troops Copy. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/99 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] stating that he agrees. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/100 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the delays in the establishment of the Committee [of Emergency Propaganda, in New Delhi] have been due to the United States and commenting that if they are not enthusiastic about establishing a committee there, then they should disband it and suggesting that his political officer Dening should be allowed to air his views. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/101 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has directed the Department of State not to take any action towards effecting change in the present Italian Government and adding that he sees this as merely a temporary reprieve for the present Government. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/102 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/103 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should not worry about anything other than the destruction of the enemy. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he does not approve of the location of Istanbul [earlier Constantinople, Turkey] for the Bulgarian Mission and commenting that if they are serious in the bid for peace with the Allies then they should be asked to meet in Cyprus or Cairo [Egypt] and adding that he feels that it would be a mistake to cease bombing Bulgaria as this adds urgency to the peace talks and adding that if he agrees they should send instructions to their representatives in the Soviet Union to persuade Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to agree to this plan. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/105 Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Wavell] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Cabinet will consider the matter again and that he will do his best to help him. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/106 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his congratulations on the success of their operations and commenting that he hopes that the situation in Italy will improve and commenting that the Soviet Union is grateful for the additional convoy to the Soviet Union in March. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/107 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees with his recent message and asking him to send him a draft of the message which he proposes to send to his representative in the Soviet Union for delivery to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/108 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing an extract from a broadcast in Algiers in which the situation in Italy is described as "desperate" and permitting him to take measures to ensure that this kind of material is not circulated. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/109 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has decided that the 2nd S A S regiment should return home, explaining that he has a considerable force left in the Mediterranean and that this particular Division have a part to play in Overlord [Liberation of Normandy]. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/110 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for the information about the vehicles and ration strength and asking him for his estimate of the enemy's ration strength against the bridgehead and adding that he admired his report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff Initialled in typescript. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/111 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] son, who is in the Marines, has been killed in the Marshall Islands. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/112 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy] to WSC containing a weather report. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/113-114 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why it is to their advantage to support the present Italian Government and informing him of their policy on Spain and commenting on the discussions he has had with Poland stating that they are more opposed to accepting the Curzon line than the changes in personnel. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/156/115 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal" of sympathy [at the death of his son] Signature in typescript. Copy. 13 Feb 1944