Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/158

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Date: 26 Feb 1944 - 08 Mar 1944

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CHAR 20/158/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No's T401/4-T500/4. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/158/2 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean (Cairo) [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] containing a message for "R" [Randolph Churchill] asking him how he is getting on. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/3 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he fully understands his difficulties and commenting that they must withdraw their liaison officers from Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] and asking him for his assurance that if King Petar of Yugoslavia denounced Mihailovic, he would be permitted to join his countrymen and informing him that he has advised King Petar to come to London to discuss these matters with him. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/4 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC informing him that Madame Flandin [wife of Pierre Flandin, Vichy French Leader] visited him this morning regarding her husband's imprisonment and commenting that he does not believe that Flandin will be released before the end of the war. 25 Feb 1944 - 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/5 Telegram from Roger Makins [Later Lord Sherfield, Adviser to the Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that he is informing Lieutenant General Mason MacFarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] of its contents. 25 Feb 1944 - 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/6 Telegram President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" explaining why his recent message was not sent to him for his agreement Annotated. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/7 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 25 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/8 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/9 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC explaining the confusion arising from an internal message which was thought to have been sent to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and commenting that there has been no indication that a letter would be sent to Wilson without his prior approval and suggesting that he might like to send a message to President Roosevelt explaining that his telegram was sent under a misapprehension. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/10 Telegram from WSC to the Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] stating that he was sorry that he was unable to do more. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/11 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC and President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking them for loaning the Soviet Union some of their vessels and stating that he is concerned about the conditions of some of these vessels and asking them if it would be possible to send at least four modern destroyers. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/12 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for all the consideration which he has shown him. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/13 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has received a charming letter from President Roosevelt and that it meets all his present needs. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/14-16 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Strictly Secret and Personal, For Your Eyes Alone" detailing the events of the Allied operation in Italy and thanking him for his offer of the South African Division and commenting that he is making arrangements to find it some employment Initials in typescript. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/17 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/18 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stressing the importance of trying to achieve the new programme of supplies for the French Maquis and Poland, but adding that this should not be done at the expense of the partisans and others in the Balkans. 28 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/19 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is prepared to invite Nash to the War Cabinet meetings which will discuss matters concerning New Zealand and commenting that only Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth are automatically invited to the meetings of the British War Cabinet. 28 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/20 Telegram from the Commander in Chief Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 28 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/21 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that Marshal Stalin had assured him that the matter had been put right and commenting that he referred to the message in which he asked for four modern destroyers and that he mentioned that since the war the Soviet Union had lost more than half its number of destroyers. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/22-24 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" containing a letter from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] reporting on a meeting he has had with Marshal Stalin regarding Poland and his reaction to his letter regarding the assurances Poland had given regarding their frontier with the Soviet Union and informing him that he related Britain's position in this matter and that it became clear that Stalin was not prepared to take the this letter as the basis of a settlement and informing him of Stalin wishes regarding this matter and containing CHAR 20/158/21. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/25 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees that Cairo [Egypt] is probably the best place for the meeting of the Bulgarian peace mission and suggesting that the Bulgarian Government should be informed that the three Allies are prepared to send representatives to meet this mission. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/26 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC thanking him for his congratulations on the anniversary of the Soviet Union armed forces Signature in typescript. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/27 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/28 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" thanking him for his explanation regarding the events at beachhead and stating that they now need to ensure a resounding success in the next operation in that theatre [Mediterranean]. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/29 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him that he has had a meeting with the Chiefs of Staff and that they have constructed a plan to aid him, and stating that although he could not have expected him to think of this plan, he could have sent his appeal directly to them and not through the Combined Chiefs of Staff, and that it might now prove difficult to obtain permission from them for these new proposals. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/30 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South Asia] congratulating him and the Fourteenth Army on their recent battles with the Japanese. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/31 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" stating that he fully appreciates the importance of maintaining the supplies to the Partisans, the French Maquis and Poles and adding that due to bad weather conditions, the programme is behind schedule Copy. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/32 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC informing him that a car has been attached to the villa for authorised visits and informing him that he had no further instructions to act on behalf of the accused. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/158/33 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] notifying him that he has sent him his public congratulations on the Arakan fighting and commenting that he sees no reason why he should not continue to advance along the coast in the direction of Akyab and asking him for news about General Orde Wingate's plans [Commander of Special Force, India Command] and informing him that General Albert Wedemeyer [Chief of Staff under Mountbatten] has made a good impression there. 01 Mar 1944 - 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/34 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/35 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a draft proposal for February's monthly statement on the anti U boat campaign. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/36 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] stating that he believes that he should be released on bail or parole before or after a preliminary trial. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a Chiefs of Staff report regarding the Port of Calcutta [India] commenting on the changes in personnel, administration and directorship in order to achieve maximum efficiency on the Bengal-Assam lines. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/38 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he in not in favour of a joint Anglo American mission to Yugoslavia, commenting that the British Government's correspondence with the authorities in Yugoslavia must not be impeded and adding that he thinks that it is a mistake for him to leave the operational matters to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander of the Allied Forces in Italy]. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/39 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a draft proposal for the monthly statement on the anti U Boat war, for February Copy. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/40 Telegram from WSC to Roger Makins [Later Lord Sherfield, Adviser to the Minister resident in Algiers] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he should conform to the spirit of the message from the Foreign Office to Washington and adding that it is unlikely that any answer will be given to the six party communication, in the near future. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/41 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that intelligence reports show that the Japanese are moving a considerable fleet to Singapore and explaining what they believe are their reasons for this and commenting that their action is not believed to be offensive, and reporting that they taking measures to strengthen the Allied forces in the Indian Ocean. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/42 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/43 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations regarding the 14th Army. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/44 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him that he had the same ideas as the message which was sent to the Combined Chiefs of Staff, but the British and United States Admirals had claimed that these vessels were designed for Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] and explaining that if he had not sent his recommendations to Washington, General Jacob Devers [Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] certainly would have done,. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Reuters are announcing the message enclosed in his next telegram [see CHAR 20/158/46] and asking if this can be true. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/46 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message from Reuters announcing that Italian warships are ready to be sent to the Soviet Union Navy. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/47 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he announced at a press conference that Italian ships were now being used in the Allied war effort and that some of the Italian vessels or substitutes from the United States and British fleets will be sent to the Soviet Union Navy. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/48 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/49-50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is having the oil question studied by the Department of State and assuring him that he is not making "sheeps eyes" at Britain's oils fields in Iraq and Iran [Persia] and adding that they are concerned by the build up of enemy forces in Singapore and asking him if he could suggest anything for his reply to Marshal Stalin's letter. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/51 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that in agreement with his suggestion, he has instructed the Jadwin Mission to inform the Minister of Bulgaria that representatives of the three Allies are prepared to confer in Cairo [Egypt] and proposing that General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] should control any Mission whose aim is to discuss terms of surrender with Bulgaria. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/52 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him when they are going to attack and what General Orde Wingate [Commander of the Special Force, India Command] and advising that he should keep closer to the enemy. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/53 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Private and Confidential" stating that he must not allow his judgement to be clouded by United States visitors on the Joint Planning Staff level and asking him to keep in direct contact with him and the Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Sir Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] and to act in accordance with their instructions. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/54 Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he would be grateful if he would allow Nash to attend as many meetings as possible while he is in London. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/55 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" asking him for a detailed account of the decisions reached at Sextant [Cairo Conference] before he leaves Australia and asking him to notify him of the opinion of his naval advisers regarding the probability of the Japanese making incursions into the Indian Ocean. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/56 Telegram from WSC to Admiral John Cunningham [Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should be with General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] at this time and adding that nothing else matters but the battle. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/57 Telegram from WSC to Washington [United States, Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] commenting that he agrees with President Roosevelt as it would be a mistake to bind themselves to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic and Head of the Chief of Armies] regarding the liberated areas until they have seen what they intend to do. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/58 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" regarding his message reporting his agreement with the Polish Government concerning their border with the Soviet Union and commenting that he does not believe that the Poles are capable of establishing a normal relationship with the Soviet Union and adding that he does not feel that any agreement has been reached which he could agree to and reporting that he has informed President Roosevelt of this fact. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/59-61 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that Britain has no intention of trying to gain any territorial advantage as a result of the war and commenting that he was surprised to see the press accounts of his talks regarding giving one third of the Italian fleet to the Soviet Union and enclosing a suggested joint message from them to Marshal Stalin stating that the British Destroyers which they are lending them are serviceable ships, despite their age and assuring him that the Italian vessels are unsuitable for work in the north and explaining why Britain and the United States cannot send him any new destroyers Initials in typescript. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/62 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a list of the vessels which amount to one third of the Italian fleet and comparing these with the number of vessels which Marshal Stalin has requested. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/63 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean (Cairo [Egypt]) "Secret and Personal" asking him how Randolph Churchill is and whether he received his message and commenting that he is surprised not to have heard from him more often. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/64 Telegram from WSC to Eleanor Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is delighted to hear that she is going to visit the West Indian Islands and informing her that he is telling everybody to look after her in every way Initialled. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/65-66 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Japanese counter attack has delayed their progress to the South of the Mayu peninsula [Burma] by three weeks and reporting on the progress of General Orde Wingate's [Commander of Special Force, India Command] operations Copy. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/67 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/158/65-66. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/68 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received Marshal Stalin message and that he finds it discouraging and adding that he does not see any reason why the Polish Prime Minister [Stanislaw Mikolajczky] should not visit the United States. [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/158/69 Note marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No. T458/4, see T457/4". [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/158/70 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret, Personal and Confidential" stating that he should work in closer contact with Admiral John Cunningham [Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre] and commenting that Admiral Kent Hewitt [Commander United States Naval Forces in Northwest African Waters] has been sending messages contrary to Cunningham's views. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/71 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/72 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC marked "Personal " stating that he believes that he can exercise greater supervision over the battle from Naples, but that he will return to Algiers if he wishes. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/73 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] thanking him for his suggestion that the meeting of the Prime Minister's could take place at the Citadel, but commenting that he could not be away from London during the month of May, due to parliamentary business. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/74 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC regarding the arrangements made for the delivery of important messages to the Anglo American Mission to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] and reporting on the progress of the Partisans and commenting that the operations to assist them have now come under his control Copy. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/75 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that they agree and commenting that they would prefer to leave out the last sentence, but that they do not press this point Copy. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/76 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that they agree that the Anglo American Mission to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] should come under General Henry Wilson's [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] sphere, and commenting that the Mission should be received by representatives of the three Allies and a military representative of General Wilson's. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/77 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/78 Telegram from WSC to Admiral John Cunningham (Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean) (Naples [Italy]) stating that he should stay where he thinks best but that he should make sure that his views are properly represented to the Supreme Commander [General Henry Wilson]. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/79 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Most Secret, Private and Confidential" stating that he has formed a very high opinion of General Albert Wedemeyer [Deputy Chief of Staff under Mountbatten] and that he is in general agreement with his views and asking him how Wedemeyer is getting on in Washington and how he is regarded by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army]. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/80 Telegram from WSC to Algiers [Duff Cooper, British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Personal and Private" asking him to express his concern to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and adding that he is enquiring about the Le Clerc division. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/81 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret, Personal and Confidential" asking him to inform him of the details of the Commando operation which he is planning and what measures he has taken about Jellicoe [? Captain Christopher Jellicoe]. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/82-83 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Most Secret" reporting on the results of a Japanese offensive against the 7th Division, commenting on the numbers killed and injured and informing him that the offensive involving the 15th Corps has been delayed and that the 4th Corps is carrying out an aggressive policy in the Chin highlands and the Kabaw [Burma] Copy. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/84 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the War Cabinet is pleased to hear his assurance that the United States are not wishing to propose to transfer Britain's interests and property in Iran [earlier Persia] and Iraq and adding that they will therefore remove their objection to the talks not being held in London and that they will send a delegation to the United States and containing a proposed statement announcing the talks between Britain and the United States on the petroleum question. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/85-88 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [Ambassador of the Soviet Union] marked "Most Secret and Personal" listing the matters which he should raise with Marshal Stalin when discussing his message to him regarding the border between Poland and the Soviet Union Initialled. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/89-90 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the dispute between Poland and the Soviet Union regarding their border and informing him that he made it clear to the Poles that they would not receive Lwow or Vilna [Poland] and that the Polish Government have accepted that the Curzon Line now dictates the border between them and the Soviet Union and asking him not to assume that this problem cannot be solved and to consider the implications of a serious rift between the Soviet Union and Poland. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/91 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message and commenting that they will issue the statement without the last sentence Copy. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/92-93 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] marked "Private and Confidential" reporting on General Albert Wedemeyer [Deputy Chief of Staff under Mountbatten] meeting with the Combined Chiefs of Staff and commenting that General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] still holds Wedemeyer in high regard and adding that he is unsure to what extent Wedemeyer has managed to convince the United States Chiefs of Staff of the impracticability of an offensive in North Burma to capture and hold Myitkyina and Shwebo during the rains. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/94 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/95-98 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal, Secret, Private and Confidential" stating that he is concerned by the way that correspondence to him from Britain is conducted and commenting that he is worried by the close contact which he has with the United States and noting that fact that he often only sends reports to the Combined Chiefs of Staff in the United States and not to him. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/99-101 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the Italian Fleet, commenting that he has never agreed to divide the Italian fleet into three sections to be shared between them and the Soviet Union and noting that Britain have sustained the heaviest losses from fighting in this theatre and reminding him that they agreed to lend the Soviet Union the number of vessels which she requested from their own fleets in order to avoid resentment among the Italians and containing a proposed statement to Parliament proclaiming that no change in the current policy towards the Italian fleet has been proposed. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/102 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is sending him a copy of his reply to Marshal Stalin. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/103 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that it is important that Government officials should refrain from making any public statement which might infer the timing, scope or direction of forthcoming operations and adding that "cover plans" are being launched to give the enemy false information regarding future information and containing a statement by Howe (Canadian Munitions Minister) which suggests that Britain is planning for an operation. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/104 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that their advisers have reported that the situation in Italy is deteriorating and that they are suggesting that a decision should be made about the future government of Italy and adding that he fears that the Allied authorities will have to use force against the anti fascist leaders and suggesting that they should call for King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy to abdicate and delegate his powers to a Lieutenant of the Realm who is acceptable to the six political parties and asking him for his opinion on this matter. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/105 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees to his message to Marshal Stalin regarding the destroyers to be sent [to the Soviet Union] and containing a message which he is proposing to send to the Italian Government stressing the fact that it was agreed at Teheran, that the Italian navy should be used against the common enemy, but assuring them that they do not have any intention, at the moment, of dividing up the fleet and transferring some of the vessels the Soviet Union. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/106 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet] marked "Personal" containing a directive regarding Harold Macmillan's (Minister Resident in Algiers) role as his adviser. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/107 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) containing a weather report. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/108-109 Telegram from Skrine Stevenson (British Ambassador to Yugoslavia) to WSC marked "Secret" containing a message from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC stating that he has been told to deliver WSC's letter to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and to instruct him that he is to withhold this message from the members of his provisional government and explaining why he does not believe that this is a good idea and asking him if his question regarding King Petar of Yugoslavia requires an answer and reporting to him the details of this incident and commenting that he sees no harm in allowing Marshal Tito to show the communication to the other members of his government. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/110-111 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he feels that they should not be forced into calling for a change of Government in Italy and stressing that they must work in unison and suggesting that they should support the idea of the Prince Umberto becoming Lieutenant of the Realm. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/112 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that it has been reported that a public meeting of fifty thousand people is due to be staged in Naples [Italy] on 12th March in order to protest against his speech and asking him what action he proposes to take against this. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/113 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Private" informing him that the Vis [Vis Island in the Adriatic] will be under the command of Colonel J M T Churchill and that the Middle East have specially requested the retention of Jellicoe [? Captain Christopher Theodore Jellicoe] and commenting that messages by this channel are strictly secret and are handled by a minimum number of British officers Copy. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/114 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the United States representative sent to meet the Bulgarian Mission will be Lincoln Macveagh [United States Ambassador] and that he has been notified that Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] is Britain's representative and commenting that he agrees that General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] should be responsible to the Combined Chiefs of Staff for matters relating to the activities of the Bulgarian Mission. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/115 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he agrees with his proposed statement to Parliament and asking him for his reaction to his proposed message to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/116 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" commenting that his statement to Marshal Stalin was a clear and concise declaration of British policy and noting that it will help him in handling the Polish complications there. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/117 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him for his suggestions regarding the difficult situation reported by General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and adding that he hopes that they are able to work in harmony on this matter. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/118 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is concerned that the matter regarding the Polish Soviet frontier may sour Britain's relationship with the Soviet Union and suggesting that his prime concern should be to maintain cordial relations with the Soviet Union and that he should not do anything to jeopardise this. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/119-120 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing some suggestions regarding the wording of the instructions and the message to Marshal Stalin which have recently been sent. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/121 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Most Immediate" regarding his message to Marshal Stalin concerning the Polish Soviet border dispute and suggesting that he should defer informing the Poles of Marshal Stalin's reply and commenting that if Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] visits the United States and receives a great deal of sympathy there, Stalin will rule him out as a possible head of the new Polish Government. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/122 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] o WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he is sorry to bother him with these suggestions, but adding that he feels obliged to inform him of the dangers he foresees. 08 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/123 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his telegrams Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/124 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Albert Wedemeyer [Deputy Chief of Staff under Mountbatten] is making progress and that he has spoken about that engineering possibilities in North Burma and commenting that his arguments are so convincing that it will be difficult for anybody to refute them and adding that he believes that General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] is the most likely person to press for the capture of Myitkina. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/125 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Randolph Churchill is well and notifying him of all the messages which he has recently sent to him. 08 Mar 1944 - 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/158/126 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 08 Mar 1944