Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/157

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Date: 12 Feb 1944 - 26 Feb 1944

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CHAR 20/157/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No. T301/4-T400/4". [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/157/2-5 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" explaining why the enemy was able to react so quickly to their operation and detailing their actions in the operation and providing the number of British and United States troops killed and wounded. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/6 Telegram from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has had a long conversation with General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] and thanking him for his kind messages and commenting that they will study carefully the situation in the Pacific. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/7 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he has just had a conversation with General Herbert Lumsden [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's headquarters] and commenting that this has made him look forward to their meeting. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/8 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received reports that the islands off the Dalmation Coast are being equipped with guns and commenting that this adds urgency to his organisation of a Commando operation in this area. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/9 Same as CHAR 20/142A/80. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/10 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that he has asked Major General William Slim and Baldwin to inform their commands of the interest in which he is taking in their battle. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/11 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his report and asking him when he proposes to launch the General Bernard Freyberg's [Commander of the New Zealand Division] attack and commenting that he presumes that the bad weather has caused the delay. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/12 Same as CHAR 20/142A/81 Initialled. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/13 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the enemy's estimated strength round bridgehead and that the 56 British Division is moving into the bridgehead and adding that he intends to travel to Italy, tomorrow, for a few days. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/14 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has agreed to the appointment of a French Representative on the Control Commission for Italy and that the Combined Chiefs of Staff have issued the necessary authority to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] Copy. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/15 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC marked "Most Secret" containing a weather report. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/17 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of a report given by a United States journalist commenting on one of his speeches stating that "This is a statement which the Yanks and the Tommies fighting valiantly in the beachhead might find it difficult to agree with" and stating that he should try to ensure that defeatist propaganda such as this should be censored. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/18 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] asking him how [the weather is] for flying and asking him to send him a daily report. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/19-20 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a proposed telegram to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] concerning the advances by the Bulgarian Government to make peace with the Allies and informing him of his and President Roosevelt's views on this matter and asking him to convey these views to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/21-22 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he believes that if they both hold firm that they can obtain a complete and permanent panish embargo on the export of wolfram and adding that they should not accept anything short of a complete embargo and adding that this would not affect Spain's position of neutrality. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/23 Same as CHAR 20/142A/83. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/24 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean[Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/25 Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Wavell] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they have given a great deal of thought to his problem but commenting that they cannot find the shipping. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/26 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] is not ready to agree with the British Chiefs of Staff on the main Overlord [Invasion of Normandy]/ Anvil [Invasion of the South of France] and commenting that he is distressed at the prospect of two groups of Fighter Aircraft having to leave the Mediterranean theatre for China and stating that he is worried that their major operations in Europe will suffer if their Squadrons are transferred to the Far East. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/27 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that Air Vice Marshal MacNeece Foster should return home as he cannot afford to run the risk of him making another statement and commenting that he does not intend to fill the vacancy as he has been informed that there is no need for this mission. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/28 Telegram from the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Wavell] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to reconsider his position stating that he understands the difficulties involved with shipping, but adding that he feels that a cessation of imports will cause a disaster in India. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/29 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees to his proposed telegram to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the United States] and commenting that he will send Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union] identical instructions. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/30 Telegram from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief of the Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] congratulating him on his successful campaign in the Solomons. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/31 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has asked Air Marshal John Slessor [Commander in Chief R A F Mediterranean and Middle East] to provide him with weather reports regarding its effect on the flying as he has better facilities for judging cloud condition. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/32 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] marked "Secret Personal and Private" stating that he is sorry to learn the he has been advocating a policy different to that of the British Government and stating that they are in support of the present Italian Government, at least until they have captured Rome and commenting that a broad based National Italian Government would mean that they have less control over the Italian Army and Navy. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/33 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has read telegrams which indicates that Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] is wavering on the question of King Victor Emmanuel III's abdication during the battle and adding that he has reached an agreement with President Roosevelt that the present regime in Italy will be maintained until the capture of Rome. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/34 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/35 Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC marked "Most Secret" asking him for his views on the disposition of the New Zealand forces overseas for a meeting of Parliament and adding that his discussions with Nash will probably enable the Government to come o a decision which can be conveyed to parliament next week. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/36 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing his message to Marshal Stalin listing the United States vessels which will be available to the Soviet Union for temporary use. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/37 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/38 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him to suspend his decision until he has heard from Air Vice Marshal MacNeece Foster and commenting that he does not feel that he deserves any punishment and adding that he feels that the Joint Liaison Committee are successfully promoting better Anglo American relations. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/39 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" regarding his request that stricter censorship controls should be enforced on reports of the operation in Italy and commenting that he did not wish General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] to become involved in this matter and that he had not contemplate that accredited correspondents would be withdrawn from the fighting front. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/40 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the broadcast from Algiers emanated from Italy and that the meaning of the message became altered as it was sent to Algiers and informing him that he has arranged for all Press broadcasts to be issued from Italy under one group censor Copy. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/41 Telegram from Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him of his reasons for advocating a policy different to that of the British Government regarding the nature of the Italian Government and informing him that he has heard that the State Department and the Soviet Union believe that there will be serious problems if Britain continues to support the present Italian Government and asking him if this is the case and informing him of hid distrust of Count Carlo Sforza [prominent Italian Anti Fascist] Copy. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/42 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has been in discussion with the Poles which has produced some results and that he will send him some proposals for his consideration and stating that they are enduring some heavy fighting in Italy, but that he is sure that they will be successful. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/43 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] stating that he should certainly refrain from advancing views not in accordance with the British Government. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/44 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why the two fighter Squadrons are being moved from the Mediterranean to the Far East and stating that Air Marshal John Slessor [Commander in Chief R A F Mediterranean and Middle East] has informed him that if Hardihood was abandoned that there would be enough aircraft for the Far East and for Overlord. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/45 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/46 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is prepared to agree to the discontinuation of the New Delhi [India] Emergency Propaganda Committee, but adding that its main functions should take place in London and that all emergencies regarding China or Indo China should be dealt with in the United States. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/47 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding his recent telegram and stating that they discussed the matter there and that they came to the conclusion that if the Poles did not agree that there would be no other course than the one he had in mind. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/48 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC informing him that he has found a suitable villa 15 miles outside Algiers and that he will report again when he has further details. 18 Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/49 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is surprised not to have received a message from Marshal Stalin regarding the British Vessels which are being lent to the Soviet Union and commenting that he went to great lengths to secure these ships in the hope that it would win them some goodwill from Stalin and adding that he thought that he might send him a message explaining the situation there Initialled. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/50 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Most Secret and Personal" explaining why he has decided to terminate the Joint Liaison Committee in the United States and commenting that he does not blame Air Vice Marshal MacNeece Foster. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/51 Telegram from Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that an appeal supposedly sent from the Executive Committee of the Opposition party was handed to the local representative which described King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and his Government as rebels and commenting that he has tried to get an immediate stop to the publication of this message and that he has informed the Executive Committee that this action will not be tolerated Copy. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/52 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should stand firm and that his actions has been approved Initials in typescript. Copy. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/53 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/54 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Marshal Stalin has not yet seen his message as he is still at the front and adding that he would prefer to wait for his return than have to show it to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/55 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] marked "Most Secret" stating that he believes that Nash has already telegraphed him informing him about the outcome of their discussion on the disposition of the New Zealand overseas forces and commenting that he is now discussing this matter with the service Ministers. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/56-57 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the difficulties they are both experiencing concerning the supply of oil and the resentment which this is causing between them and suggesting that rather than allowing the proposed international conference to take place he is suggesting that they should proceed on the lines which have already been agreed between the British and United States Governments. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/58 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" apologising for not sending him news earlier and commenting that he has been hoping from day to day to see the return of Marshal Stalin. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/59 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he was sorry to receive his recent message and commenting that it is contrary to the policy of the British Government and stating that the kind of Government which he wishes to set up in Italy will be a hindrance to the Allies. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/60 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees Initials in typescript. Copy. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/61 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Secret and Most Personal" informing him that the following telegram has been written in close association with the Prime Minister of Poland [Stanislaw Mikolajczyk] and the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs [Tadeusz Romer] and stating that he hopes that it may become the foundation for a lasting peace between the Soviet Union and Poland. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/62-65 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Secret and Most Personal" informing him of the outcome of his talks with the Polish Prime Minister [Staislaw Mikolajczyk] and the Polish Foreign Minister [Tadeusz Romer] and reporting on the position of the Polish Government regarding their frontier with the Soviet Union. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/66 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Secret and Most Personal" informing him that he is sending him a copy of his letter to Marshal Stalin [see CHAR 20/157/62-65]. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/67 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his message to Marshal Stalin has been accepted by the Polish Government and commenting that it would be of great use if there was anything he could do to commend it to Marshal Stalin. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/68 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" reporting on the current situation in Spain regarding the complete embargo on wolfram and informing him that a bomb exploded near 10 Downing Street but adding that he and CSC were at Chequers. 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/69 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 20 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/70-71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the talks he has had with the Polish Government concerning their frontier with the Soviet Union and describing the ways in which this agreement meets with Marshal Stalin's requirements and containing his instructions to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union]. 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/72 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the wonderful tribute paid to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] on being awarded the bronze medal of the Howland memorial at Yale. 20 Feb 1944 - 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/73 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has consulted the War Office on the subject of the nature of the Italian Government and whether or not it should be changed and commenting that they were resolved not to be intimidated by threats from people who have already surrendered and adding that the Chiefs of Staff are agreed on this matter and informing him of his intention to make a declaration to this effect to Parliament. 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is pleased that he has agreed to the discontinuation of the New Delhi [India] Emergency Propaganda Committee and adding that he agrees with his proposals regarding the reassignment of their duties. 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/75 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message which he has sent to Marshal Stalin stating that he hopes that he will give WSC's message, regarding the Polish frontier, favourable and sympathetic consideration and congratulating him on reaching a compromise with the Polish Government. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/76 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in the United States [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] asking him to tell him [Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] how pleased he is. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/77 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and stating that he has not had a reply to his request for eight Anglo American destroyers to be out at the disposal of the Soviet Union and commenting that he cannot understand why there has been such a delay Signature in typescript. Copy. 21 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/78 Telegram from WSC to Major General Ira Eaker [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, United States Army] marked "Private" stating that he is grateful for all efforts to support the bridgehead. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/79 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Private" stating that he has just read his recent message and commenting that he has obviously taken no notice of the opinions which he has expressed and informing him that arrangements are being made to replace Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] with Sir Noel Charles, who is a trained diplomatist. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/80 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Private" containing his statement to the House of Commons claiming that the policy of the British Government is to remain faithful to the present Italian Government until the capture of Rome and explaining the reasons for this policy. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/81 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is pleased that he approved of the outcome of his discussions with the Polish Government. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/82 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that discussions have been taking place between United States and British representatives regarding the possible termination of certain Lend Lease transactions and informing him that the British representatives have agreed to pay for goods costing 400 million dollars in 1943 and asking him if it would be possible for his to reduce his gold and dolllar holdings in the United States to about one billion dollars. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/83 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he was grieved to read Marshal Stalin's recent letter and asking him to put the matter right concerning the delay of the joint letter. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/84 Same as CHAR 20/157/77. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/85 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that on 7th February he sent a message to him and one to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] the substance of which he was to pass on to him and explaining the content of this message regarding his promise to supply eight British Destroyers and Submarines to the Soviet Union and that the United States would supply a cruiser and twenty thousand tons of merchant shipping and commenting that the delay occurred as Clark Kerr wished to inform him of this matter personally and that he as he was away at the front, this had not been possible. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/86-88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the agreed spheres of occupation by the Allied forces in Europe after Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and explaining why these decisions were made and trying to allay his fears about having to police France after the war. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/89 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] thanking him for his letter. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/90 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a weather report. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/91-93 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" defending the position of the Joint Liaison Committee, commenting on their tasks and the great work of Air Vice Marshal MacNeece Foster and stating that he feels that the presence of a coordinator in important, to stress the Britain's contribution in this war and informing him that he has discussed this matter with the British Ambassador in the United States [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] and that they feel that the matter should be reconsidered in a few months time. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/94 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that his Seacos 99 is a very good message. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/95 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin sending a tribute to the success of the Red Army on the occasion of their 26th anniversary. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/96 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the forthcoming talks on the oil situation and commenting that as this matter is of such importance he feels that the guidance of this group should be at Cabinet level and informing him that he intends to be present at the first meeting and that all meetings should take place in Washington and assuring him that the United States Government intends to enter these talks in a cooperative manner. 22 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/97 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing Marshal Stalin message to him stating that he has had no word on the promised Anglo American Destroyers and Submarines and his reply informing him of Britain's intention to supply eight destroyers and four submarines. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/98 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is relieved to see that their controversy in Spain appears to be close to settlement and adding that he is pleased to hear that he and CSC were absent at the time of the bombing [near 10 Downing Street] Copy. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/99 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting on his decision to replace Lieutenant General Mason MacFarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] stating that MacFarlane has many administrative duties as well as being a negotiator and commenting that if he is replaced that they might also require a Military deputy and adding that he is loath to break up the current organisation and asking him if he has seen MacFarlane's report on King Victor Emmanuel III's suggestion to appoint his son [Prince Umberto] as a Lieutenant of the Realm and asking him if he believes that this might be a way out of the political stalemate. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/100 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" informing that the delivery of their message to Marshal Stalin was delayed due to Stalin's absence from Moscow and Sir Archibald Clark Kerr's [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] wish to deliver this message personally and adding that he has since asked Clark Kerr to hand the message in. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/101-102 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting on the need for the establishment of United Nations machinery for post war economic cooperation and asking him for his opinions on this matter. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/103 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they should pay more attention to the future status of the Combined Boards in connection with his suggestion that United Nations machinery should be established to look into post war economic relations and commenting that this is bound to raise the question of the relationship between the Combined Boards and the United Nations not represented on them and informing him that they are working on a solution in the United States and stressing the work on this matter should also take place in Britain. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/104 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he hopes that he will keep him informed of the progress of the expedition in Burma due to move from Imphal on February 15th and reporting that the expedition from the north west which is building the road is on time. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/105 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/106 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" informing him that he is working with the British Ambassador in the United States [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] on the problem of reducing the number of personnel there. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/107 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Sir Noel Charles will not be arriving for a few weeks and commenting that he has been worried about Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane's [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] ability for some time and adding that he will discuss King Victor Emmanuel III's suggestion to appoint his son [Prince Umberto] a Lieutenant of the Realm with the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon]. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/108 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the wishes of the British Government regarding the technical enquiry into the oil problem stating that they feel that: the enquiry should be on an official level; that it should take place in London and that no proposal will be made to alter the existing ownership of oil interest in the Middle East and asking him not to make a public statement on this matter without first consulting him as he is not sure whether he would be able to endorse it. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/109-110 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the current Allied operations and world public opinion, suggesting that he should not base his propaganda on the current operations in Western Europe as the situation there is difficult to predict and advising that he should concentrate on the Allied air offensive against Germany. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/111 Draft telegram from WSC to Makins "Personal and Secret" informing him that he will consider King Victor Emmanuel III's plan, but that he should follow the policy of the British Government and commenting that he cannot understand why such a fuss is being made and why it is felt that a great political gesture should be made and adding that it is there job to win the battle Initialled. Annotated. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/112-113 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why it is vital that they give China all the assistance possible regarding supplies and ammunition and commenting that in future they should concentrate their attacks on Burma and not Sumatra and Malaya [later Malaysia]. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/114 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations regarding the Solomon Islands. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/115 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/116 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has approved the conclusions reached by the British Chiefs of Staff and General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] at their meeting on 23rd February. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/117 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" assuring him that nothing will be withdrawn or withheld from the operations in North Burma and informing him that General Albert Wedemeyer [Deputy Chief of Staff under Mountbatten], who is flying out tomorrow, will be able to report on their position and commenting that he is concerned that he is receiving a false impression from Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell [Commander of the United States Army Forces in China, Burma and India: one of Chiang Kai Shek's Chief of Staff] and commenting on the arrival of the main Japanese Fleet at Singapore. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/118 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that his speech in Parliament on the Italian Government was well received and commenting that he was surprised to hear of General Henry Wilson's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] attitude and commenting that it is dangerous to give way to threats from people who have recently surrendered and adding that he hopes that his views have not altered. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/119 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Later Lord Romsey, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the Chiefs of Staff are sending him a copy of the telegram which they have sent to Washington [United States] and adding that he has given President Roosevelt his personal assurance that he will not withdraw or withhold any forces from the campaign in Upper Burma. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/120 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message from Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] stating: that the Soviet Government agrees that the Bulgarian Government should be permitted to send a Mission to confer with representatives of the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union: that their preferred location for this meeting is at Cairo [Egypt] and that it is for the United States and British Governments to decide whether they agree to the request of the Bulgarian Government to stop the Allied air raids. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/121 Telegram from Sir Anthony Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he does not think that Marshal Stalin has played fair and informing him that he notified Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] on February 6th that a message had arrived for Stalin regarding the promised ships and that Stalin must therefore have known that his answer had arrived and reporting that he has now sent an explanation for the delay to Molotov along with the join messages [from WSC and President Roosevelt]. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/157/122 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC containing a message for him from Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] thanking him for the compliments paid to the Italian armed forces in his recent speech and commenting that much more could be done by them if additional arms and equipment was available and assuring him that the Italian Government's overriding aim is to help the Allies to win the war and that the question of the Italian Government should be settled when the whole nation is free to express its will. 25 Feb 1944 - 26 Feb 1944