Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/159

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Date: 08 Mar 1944 - 17 Mar 1944

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CHAR 20/159/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No's T501/4-T600/4". [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/159/2 Telegram from the Charge D'Affairs to Yugoslavia to WSC containing a list of the personal comments which have been sent to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer to Marshal Tito] from Colonel William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] regarding his concern over the delay in delivery of his messages to WSC, commenting that he has investigated his allegations and that he cannot find any reasons for complaint and explaining why there was a delay in sending his recent message to WSC. 08 Mar 1944 - 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/3 Telegram from WSC and President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that although the British destroyers which Britain is sending him are old, they are serviceable and commenting that the Italian destroyers are unsuitable for work in the north and informing him that they cannot send him any more new vessels as they are all needed in current operations, but assuring him that they intend to honour their promises made to him at Teheran Signatures in typescript. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/4 Telegram from WSC to Colonel William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] marked "Personal and Most Secret" instructing him that every message to him from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer to Marshal Tito] is to be sent directly to him. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/5 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland [Sir Basil Brooke] (Stormont Castle, Belfast [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC marked "Most Immediate and Secret" informing him that a serious strike has taken place in their local shipyard and stating that there is concern that this will lead to a general stoppage in the engineering and aircraft establishments and commenting that he feels that this unrest is due to the delay in their claims for an increase in wages and asking him to use his influence to speed up this process. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/6 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" in reply to his message stating that they agree and that they have signalled General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] accordingly. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/7-8 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that a reduction of their dollar balances to one billion dollars would not be consistent or be equal in treatment to the other Allied nations and claiming that Britain will be the only Allied nation to emerge from the war with vast overseas war debts. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/9 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him if by his suggestion that Britain should reduce their dollar balance he was merely proposing that Britain should "search for some arrangement to enable us to put a portion of our balance less conspicuously in the limelight" and commenting that they have heard of the proposal to give Congress the amount of the British dollar balances and arguing that the disclosure of Britain's vast war debts would have a serious effect on their sterling position and that this would affect the entire position of the Allies and urging him to ensure that these details remain confidential. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/10 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] informing him that General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] has recently heard that his daughter, who was captured with her four children in Tunisia and taken to Germany, is dead and that Giraud knows nothing of the circumstances of this tragedy and suggesting that he should send him a message of sympathy. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/11 Telegram from WSC to Sir Basil Brooke [later Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] marked "Secret" informing him that he has referred his message regarding the strike to the Minister of Labour [Ernest Bevin] Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/12 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC, the British Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff Mission informing them of his recent trip to Ledo (front south of Maingkwan [Burma]) and reporting that Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell [Commander of the United Sates Army Forces in China, Burma and India] Chinese and United States troops are in the process of winning an important victory. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/13 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the latest convoy to the Soviet Union has returned safely and that the four U boats which tried to attack it were sunk on the voyage Copy. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/14 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Most Secret" informing him that the latest British convoy to the Soviet Union has returned safely and that the four U boats which tried to attack it, were sunk by the escort. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/15 Same as CHAR 20/142A/57Copy. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/16 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" congratulating him [for CHAR 20/159/13] Copy. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/17 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him what temporary title they are giving Jellicoe [Captain Christopher Jellicoe] and what operation are they contemplating in the Aegean. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/18 Telegram from WSC to General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] of sympathy for the death of his daughter who was captured in Tunisia with her four children and taken to Germany Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/19 Telegram from WSC to Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] thanking him for his message and stating that he does not wish to modify his message to Marshal Stalin but granting him the authority to tell Marshal Stalin that he should like to be able to state in Parliament that the matter is still open and that whether he can do so will depend upon his reply and commenting that "Appeasement has had a good run". 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/20 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/21 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" reporting on his message regarding the conduct of correspondence and commenting that he has discussed this question with Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] and that he is sure that the situation can be resolved and explaining why mistakes in the past have been made, informing him that any policy telegram has to be prepared by a staff on which United States personnel are in the majority Copy. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/22 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that: General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] has decided to move the 6th South African Division to Italy during March; that they will be fully trained and re-equipped once in Italy and stating that he hopes that this will be agreeable to him. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/23-25 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" informing him that he is opposed to any policy which shifts the centre of gravity of the British war against Japan from the Bay of Bengal to the South West Pacific and explaining why and suggesting that a Mission should be set up to look into the size of the force required to mount an offensive from Australia Initials in typescript. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/26-28 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" questioning the need of a large British force in the Pacific and asking him if the absence of a British fleet in the Pacific would have a detrimental effect on any operations planned in that area before the summer of 1945 and stressing that it would be an advantage to the United States if Britain remained in the Bay of Bengal and informing him that they are looking into the logistics of planning an amphibious attack across the Bay of Bengal. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/29 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Strictly Personal" informing him that Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] has received instructions that no public meeting is to be permitted, but that there is no objection to meeting being held in houses which are well separated Copy. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/30 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Most Secret" stating that he may inform General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] that he is in favour of the Leclerc division fighting with them in the main battle and that he is working to overcome the difficulties of transportation. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/31 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/32 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC informing him that he has given Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] his message and that he has promised him an early reply and commenting that Marshal Tito seemed to be in favour of inviting King Petar of Yugoslavia to join the new partisan training squadron and adding that Marshal Tito believes that there will be a fresh German offensive as soon as the weather improves and that he is concerned about the levels of supply. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/33 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and Lebanon] marked "Secret, Personal and Private" stating that he believes that he is taking a pro native and anti french line in Syria and the Lebanon and commenting that this is against Government policy and informing him that Britain's relationship with France and General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional French Republic] has improved. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/34 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he would like the Canadian Government to play a larger part in the decisions made by the Supreme Allied Commanders as the Canadian forces are becoming more involved with the fighting overseas and suggesting the establishment of a Joint Staff Mission in London which will act as a channel of information between the Canadian Chiefs of Staff and the Supreme Commands. 10 Mar 1944 - 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/35 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" suggesting that a Canadian Staff Mission should be established in London which would allow the Canadian Chiefs of Staff to receive information on proposals and plans concerning the Canadian forces well in advance of the operation. 10 Mar 1944 - 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/36 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the British Chiefs of Staff have been investigating the most effective contribution which the British forces could make towards the defeat of the Japanese and stating that this has resulted in two proposals commenting that Britain would either use the bulk of her naval force across the Indian Ocean against the Malay barrier, using India as the main base, or to send these forces along with land and air forces to the South West Pacific using Australia as the main base and suggesting that a small party of administrative experts should be sent to Australia to study the its potentialities as a base. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/37 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC stating that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] has asked him to thank him for his message and to inform him that he is quite well again. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/38 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of the War Cabinet's decision that the Joint Liaison Publicity Committee in Washington should not continue under the auspices of the Joint Staff Mission and that it should come under the control of the Ministry of Defence and that they have invited the three Service Ministers to discuss with the Minister of Information what arrangements are to be made regarding this decision. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/39 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing a message for General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] informing him of the discussions which have been taking place for Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and commenting that he felt that all the plans are going well. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/40 Same as CHAR 20/142A/66 Signature in typescript. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/41 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] to WSC containing a report on the weather. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/42 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he feels that it would be a mistake to neglect the Mediterranean front for the sake of Overlord [Invasion of Normandy]. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/43 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has shown this to the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] and suggesting that they should talk about it on his visit to Britain. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/44 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" asking him: what the ration strength is in the bridgehead; how many vehicles have been landed and how many days reserve supplies of food and ammunition have been built up. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/45 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has given General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] his message and commenting that de Gaulle is concerned about the French force in the south and that he has stated that the French force must come under independent French command and noting that he told de Gaulle that this was not an urgent matter and that he hoped that General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander] would be able to deal with the matter. 12 Mar 1944 - 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/46 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy] to WSC containing a weather report. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/47 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to explain the reports that a public meeting was held involving thousands of people in protest against the Government's policy, when he has assured him that demonstrations would be limited to small meetings in well separated houses. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/48 Telegram from WSC to Washington [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" explaining why he is not anxious to press President Roosevelt regarding them question of handing over liberated French territory to the French National Committee of Liberation stating that he is eager to see the nature of this new committee first. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/49 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in Moscow [Soviet Union, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is in full agreement with the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] and adding that he is unhappy with the way in which their men are being treated and commenting that he should inform Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] of this. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/50 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] congratulating him on all his work at the bridgehead and for the record figure of discharge at Anzio [Italy]. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/51 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the call for a change of Government in Italy and suggesting that they should wait until the capture of Rome [Italy] to establish a broad based government, but adding that they will act sooner if their journey to Rome is delayed. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/52 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that as far as they can predict, there is not specific planned operation in the Pacific which would be adversely affected by the absence of a British Fleet and adding that the British Navy will be of more use if they remain in the Indian Ocean Copy. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/53 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the political situation in Italy and stating that a decision should be made before the capture of Rome [Italy] and commenting that all that is required is for them to agree to support the programme of the six Opposition Parties and that the Italian will work out the rest and adding that he cannot understand why they should not do this, noting that the people of the United States will not be able to understand why they have continued to support King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/54 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: the ration strength of the British and United States forces; the number of vehicles landed and the number of remaining reserves Copy. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/55-56 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of the details of the current operations in the Aegean Copy. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/57 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he has informed MacNeece Foster [Member of the Joint Liaison Publicity Committee] and that he will await further instructions regarding his posting. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/58 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/59-60 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Private" detailing the plans of the United States to break Japan's defence and commenting that it seems unlikely that the United States will require any assistance from Britain in the Pacific but adding that it is vital that resources are not stinted in this area. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/61 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC informing him that he has spoken to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] and that he seemed worried by the publicity given to conversations with King Petar of Yugoslavia and Dr Bodzidar Puric [Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] and that he told him that he had received a message from the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] asking him if he would consider extending the basis of his government to include representative Yugoslavs at present outside Yugoslavia and that Tito replied that he would gladly accept suitable candidates, but that he would not welcome those who had been hostile to Yugoslavia. 13 Mar 1944 - 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/62 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that the Soviet Union have sent an Ambassador to Italy and commenting that he does not think that it would be wise to accept the programme of the six parties and demand the abdication of King Victor Emmanuel III but noting that he will consult with the War Cabinet on this matter and adding that they should make every effort to act together on this matter. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/63-64 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of General Orde Wingate's [Commander of the Special Force, India Command] completed operation to fly two long range penetration Brigades into enemy territory in North Burma and reporting on the success of the operation. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/65 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States marked "Personal" informing him that he is reported to have made a statement proclaiming that England will respect Irish neutrality and commenting that he cannot understand why he should make such a statement as there are many occasions and events which could lead them to adopt a policy against Irish neutrality. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/66-67 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him if it would be possible for the Government to mention the successful attack by the Greek resistance forces on a German troop train and informing him of the details of this attack Copy. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/68 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/69 Telegram from WSC to General Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] informing him that King George VI sends him his good wishes for success in his battle. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/70 Telegram from Sir Anthony Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret reporting on a meeting he had with Andrei Vyshinski [Deputy Soviet Foreign Minister] hoped that: the ships would be delivered to the northern ports; that the training crews should take place in Britain and that delivery would be soon and stating that he informed Marshal Stalin that WSC was waiting for a reply to his joint message. 14 Mar 1944 - 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/71 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" explaining that the Naples demonstration became so reduced in size that permission was given for one meeting in a derelict building and that Lieutenant General Mason Macfarlane [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] reports that the meeting was orderly and that no mention was made of the British Government and that a resolution was carried to intensify their war effort against Fascism Copy. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/72-73 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland [Sir Basil Brooke, later Lord Brookeborough] marked "Secret" informing him of his decision not to speed up the settlement of the wage question regarding the shipyard strike and explaining his reasons why Annotated. Initialled. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/74 Telegram from [Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean, Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC continuing with CHAR 20/159/61, reporting on his meeting with Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation], informing him that he asked Tito if he would allow King Petar of Yugoslavia to return to Yugoslavia and reporting his reply. 14 Mar 1944 - 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/75-76 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the War Cabinet's belief that it would be preferable not to alter the present Italian Government until the Allies have captured Rome [Italy] and explaining their reasons why and stressing that they hope that it will not be seen that they are adopting different policies. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/77 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret, Personal and Confidential" informing him that he will send him recent messages between him and President Roosevelt. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/78-83 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing recent telegrams between him and President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/156/101; CHAR 20/158/110-111]; CHAR 20/158/115; CHAR 20/159/51; CHAR 20/159/53; CHAR 20/159/62CHAR 20/159/75-76]. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/84 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his last letter regarding the convoy to the Soviet Union Copy. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/85-86 Telegram from Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he was disappointed by his message and describing the ways in which he has hlped to improve the situation [in Syria and the Lebanon] and assuring him that he has not taken an anti French stance and commenting that he knows that Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] sees him as France's number one enemy. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/87 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC markd "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is thrilled by the news of General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] success and asking him to send him his good wishes Copy. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/88 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC markd "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received the inscription for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and that he has forwarded it on to Rochester Copy. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/89 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/90 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that they have been giving further thought to the matter of limited feeding to children and nursing mothers and pregnant women in the German occupied countries in Europe and notifying him that John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] will discuss this matter with him and urging him to consider this proposal carefully, warning that witholding food is likely to harm their friends more than their enemies. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/91 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal" containing a message from President Roosevelt stating that he is thrilled at General Orde Wingate's [Commander Special Force, India Command] success and claiming that this marks "an epic achievement for the airborn troops". 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/92 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Most Secret" explaining his comments to a press conference in Boston [United States] regarding Britain's attitude to the neutrality of Ireland. 15 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/93 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he has now seen the full text of his message and claiming that he did not make the comments which have been attributed to him [regarding Britain's attitude towards Irish neutrality]. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/94 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has been informed that his aircraft has left for Kunming [China] and that all arrangements to supply it with petrol and spares have been made and asking him to inform him when the aircraft arrives. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/95 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] marked "Most Secret, Personal, Private and Confidential" informing him that he has not asked the Cabinet to intervene on behalf of Pierre Pucheu [accused of being the direct cause of hundreds of Frenchmen being handed over to the Germans], but adding that he cannot conceal that his execution would be a judicial murder. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/96 Telegram from General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] to WSC thanking him for his message of sympathy. 15 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/97 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has asked for a meeting with Marshal Stalin and that he has forwarded the message to Stalin so that he will be in a position to discuss this matter when he meets with him. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/98 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Private and Most Secret" informing him that Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] has gone to Italy and that he will inform him and General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] of the contents of his message when he arrives in Italy on 18th March. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/99 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and commenting that their major concern is to ensure that whatever operation occurs in the Mediterranean it will hold as many German Divisions as possible. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/100 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him of the details of a message which he has received from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] in which he claims that the Japanese are planning an offensive and that he believes that he can inflict a serious defeat on the enemy and explaining how this can be achieved and what additional equipement is needed to achiveve this. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/101-102 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" containing a message which he has received from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] in which he claims that the Japanese are planning an offensive to capture the Imphal Plain [India] and commenting on the beneficial aspects to the enemy if this site was captured and commenting that he believes that he can inflict a serious defeat on the enemy and explaining how this can be achieved and what additional equipement is needed to achiveve this. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/103 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the Chiefs of Staff are giving him their full support and notifying him that he has telgraphed the President on this matter and adding "be sure you win". 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/104 Telegram from General Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" asking him to inform King George VI that he has published his message in a special Order of the Day to the United States, British, Indian and New Zealand troops. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/105 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/106 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that they are justified in protesting against the procedure and action of the Soviet Union, but adding that he should not forget what an advantage this is regarding their wish to retain the present Italian Government. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/107 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for his message regarding the decision of the War Cabinet concerning the Italian Government and stating that he feels that if the pressure increases, they should accept the proposal of the six opposition Parties and that they should closely watch the political developments in Italy. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/108 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has passed on President Roosevelt's congratulations to General Orde Wingate [Commander Special Force, India Command] and notifying him that he has issued an appropriate Order of the Day announcing Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell's [Commander of the United States Army Forces in China, Burma and India] successes. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/109 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he has asked General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to show him the correspondence regarding the political situation in Italy and notifying him of the British Governments policy and stating that he hopes that he will support this policy and adding that as soon as Sir Noel Charles [British Ambassador to Brazil] arrives he should take all political business out of Lieutenant Mason Macfarlane's [Chief Commissioner Allied Control Commission for Italy] hands, claiming that he is the prime cause of all this trouble Initialled. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/110 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" commenting that he does not believe that they should be affected by pressure from the Six Opposition Parties and asking him to show the telegrams regarding the Italian political situation to General Harold Alexander [Later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] and Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers]. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/111 Telegram from WSC to General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] containing CHAR 20/159/107. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/112 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/113 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal, Secret, Private and Confidential" informing him that the United States have agreed to lend him the aircraft which he requested and wishing him good luck in his battle and notifying him that he is working on the planning of Culverin [attack on the Japanese held Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] and commenting that he is opposed to the movement of the British Navy from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and adding that he looks forward to seeing General Albert Wedemeyer [Deputy Chief of Staff under Mountbatten] on his return from the United States. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/114 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" thanking him for his message regarding the Polish question and claiming that the contents of his telegrams to him have appeared in the British press despite the fact that they are meant to be confidential and stating that he considers this to be a breach of secrecy and that he now finds it difficult to express his opinions fully. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/115 Telegram from Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador in the Soviet Union] to WSC marked "Most Secret" stating that he believes that Marshal Stalin is avoiding having another meeting with him and informing him that he asked Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Secretary] to see him Copy. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/116 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him if he wishes to meet him in Bermuda for Easter to discuss their war policy Copy. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/117 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing CHAR 20/159/114 and suggesting that the information to the press must have been given by the Soviet Embassy and commenting that their talks on this matter are now at an end. 18 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/118-119 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Most Secret" containing a letter from him to President Ismet Inonu [of Turkey] asking him to prevent Germany receiving supplies of Turkish chrome ore. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/159/120 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt and WSC marked "Secret and Personal" informing them that he has received their message regarding the eight British destroyers which are to be sent to the Soviet Union and commenting that he dos not doubt that these vessel are suitable for escort duty, but stating that the Soviet Union also has need of destroyers for warlike operations and mentioning the Allies right to dispose of the Italian fleet as they wish and adding that the Italian Government should be informed that some of their vessels are liable to be handed over to the Soviet Union Signature in typescript. Copy. 17 Mar 1944