Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/163

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Date: 20 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1944

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CHAR 20/163/1 File marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial Nos T901/4-T1000/4". [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/163/2 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is in agreement with his message to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada]. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/3 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to President Roosevelt] recovery from his illness. 20 Apr 1944 - 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/4 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" suggesting that they should instruct their Ambassadors in Spain to only accept the suspension of shipments of wolfram from Spain to Germany for the first half of the year and explaining why he is in favour of this policy. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/5 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/6 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal" asking him to inform him, whenever possible, to send him the details of the regiments involved, commenting that "it gives little pleasure to say "A regiment from of the Home Counties", but it gives a great deal of pleasure if you say it was the 22nd Middlesex". 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/7 Same as CHAR 20/142A/102. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/8 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Top Secret" asking him why he gave them up without asking him to intervene with President Roosevelt on his behalf. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/9-10 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him of the possible repercussions of the present political crisis in Egypt and adding that he agrees that they should first wait for the Greek mutinies to die down. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/11-12 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding their negotiations with Spain concerning their export of Wolfram to Germany and stating that he believes that they should accept the Spanish current offer and explaining why he believes that this is their best course of action. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/13 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking him to report of his intentions towards the Adriatic Islands, what policy he is pursuing and what forces he has engaged there. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/14 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Personal and Most Secret" regarding the possible use of force against the mutineers [Greek troops] and describing the procedure which they should adopt if they feel that the use of arms has become necessary. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/15 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] marked "Private and Most Secret" asking him to let him know if General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] is offended by him sending his correspondence to him through him [Dill] and explaining why he has taken this action. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he hoped that he would have gone a little further with this [regarding inviting General de Gaulle, President of the French Committee of National Liberation, to the United States] and containing a proposed message for de Gaulle explaining that as President Roosevelt is pressed with work, he advises that the French representative in Washington [United States] should raise this question in a months time, when he is sure that he will receive a favourable reply. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/17 Telegram from Sir Noel Charles [High Commissioner in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that they can be satisfied with Marshal Pietro Badoglio's [Prime Minister of Italy] new Government and that this new regime will be able to keep control after the arrival of the Allies in Rome [Italy]. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/18-19 Telegram from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to WSC marked "Strictly Secret" informing him of his attitude towards the political situation in Yugoslavia and Greece and notifying him of the progress which the Soviet Union is making towards reaching an Armistice with Romania. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/20 Telegram from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] marked "Top Secret and Private" wishing him success in the operation which he is launching today. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/21 Note stating that telegram no. T915/4 was not sent Part manuscript. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/163/22 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/23 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the result of a meeting between Sir Ronald Campbell [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the United States] and Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] regarding the exportation of wolfram from Spain to Germany. 22 Apr 1944 - 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/24 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he is honoured to have been asked to give a speech to the two Houses of Parliament during his visit to Britain and adding that he would be delighted to do so. 22 Apr 1944 - 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/25 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he likes all that he hears about George Papandreou [Radical Socialist politician who became Premier of the Greek Government in exile on 26th April 1944] and commenting that he can count on their support and asking him to notify him in good time what he wishes the BBC to say Initialled. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/26 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" instructing him on how to react to the political situation in Egypt and urging him to support the British Ambassador to Egypt [Lord Killearn, earlier Sir Miles Lampson]. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/27 Telegram from WSC to Moscow [Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] marked "Personal and Secret" in reply to his recent message commenting that: they were lucky that General Franco [President of Spain] did not let the Germans through Gibraltar in order to get across North Africa; that he should remind their "friends" that at this time that Britain was alone in the war and that they should not be "too spiteful about the past". 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/28 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC and President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" in reply to their recent message [see CHAR 20/162/72] commenting that the Soviet Government are in agreement with their proposed plans for "the crossing of the sea" [operation Overlord, invasion of Normandy] and wishing them success in this campaign and for the operation in Italy and assuring them that the Soviet Army will launch its new operation at this time in order to give the Anglo American operations maximum support. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/29 Telegram from WSC to the High Commissioner in Naples [Italy] stating that he is pleased with the way things have worked out and commenting that he presumes that his concerns regarding Viola did not materialise. 23 Apr 1944 - 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/30-31 Telegram from WSC Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich, British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" commenting his claim that President Roosevelt's directive was an insult to the FCNL [French Committee of National Liberation] and noting that Cordell Hull's [Secretary of State, United States] speech was welcomed by the French Committee of National Liberation and that the Americans would argue that the Directive and the speech mean the same thing and adding that it is unfortunate that he has dubbed this policy, made by their principle ally, to be an insult to the French National Committee as the may well be adopted by them Copy. 23 Apr 1944 - 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/32 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has received a complaint from Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] claiming that the BBC Greek broadcasts are too favourable to the ELAS [Greek Communist party military wing] and EAM [Ethinko Apelefthrotika Metopo, Communist partisans, Greece] and adding that he was notified by the Ministry of Information that his [Moyne] office had released accounts of the guerilla operations which were produced by the ELAS and asking him to consult Leeper on all matters regarding Greece Initialled. Copy. See also CHAR 20/163/56]. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/33 Note marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegram Serial No. T926/4, not sent". 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/34 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of his proposed plans to disband the camp of the mutinous Greek soldiers. 22 Apr 1944 - 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/35 Telegram from WSC to Madrid [Lord Templwood earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador to Spain] marked "Personal and Secret" asking him to send him the numbers of telegrams which he has received from him during the last month regarding Spanish wolfram. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/36 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Top Secret" containing a message for Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] stating that he is delighted to hear of his intentions to attack across the Salween [China] with four divisions and sending him his best wishes for this operation. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/37 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the remainder of the mutinous Greek ships have surrendered and that he has therefore postponed the use of force against the Greek Brigade for 24 hours and commenting that he feels justified in this decision due to the serious consequences of using force. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/38 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/39 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he approves of his proposed course of action. 23 Apr 1944 - 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/40 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he does not feel that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional French Republic] and the French Committee of National Liberation have made any real contribution to the Allied war effort but commenting that he has no objection to General de Gaulle being informed that he would receive him if he visited the United States. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/41 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Force] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he should act however he thinks best. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/42 Telegram from WSC to the Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he should urge General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] not to concern himself too much with Communists and adding that he thought that it was a mistake when he put some Communists on the French Committee and that their presence has put a stop to any confidential information being imparted to the Committee Initialled. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/43-44 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal, Private and Top Secret" in reply to his recent letter commenting that he has had some good talks with Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] and that he is glad that they sent the joint message to Marshal Stalin as this proves that they intend to honour the agreement made at Teheran and informing him of the current situation regarding the mutinous Greek troops and the political situation in Egypt and adding that he is happy with the operation in Italy and that the "only thing lacking is a victory" Copy. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the date is May 14th [the latest date at which General Sir Harold Alexander, later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy, will launch an attack in Italy] Copy. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/46 Telegram from WSC to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that they will continue to give increasing support to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian Committee of National Liberation] and reduce their contacts with King Petar of Yugoslavia if he continues to consult bad advisers and that he agrees that they should increase their pressure in Romania to declare peace. 23 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/47 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Forces] marked "Personal and Secret" asking them to let him know how many tanks there are in Egypt and Palestine. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/48 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Cairo [Egypt]) congratulating him on ending the Greek naval mutiny. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/49 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" regarding a pronouncement from Rear Admiral Francis Low (Chief of Staff of the United States 10th Fleet) stating that it could have been included in their joint monthly statement and that such announcements are outside the scope of their arrangement Copy. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/50 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he has noted his instructions and asking him if he has sent these to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] and commenting that he feels that Paget is now in a position to deal with any disturbances without affecting operations overseas. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/51 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the mutinous Greek Brigade has surrendered, but noting that this has regrettably been at the cost of one British soldier's life. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/52 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that they are not yet ready to act as a base and trans shipment point for sea supplies to the Yugoslav forces as the landing strip has not yet been completed and reporting on their attacks on the enemy on the Dalmation coast [Yugoslavia]. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/53 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC informing him of his travelling arrangements and stating that he hopes to arrive in London on Friday 28th April. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/54 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that the mutinous Greek Brigade have surrendered and adding that this has been at the cost of one British soldier's life. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/55 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Forces] marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message which he has sent to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, see CHAR 20/163/26]. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/56 Telegram from Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] to WSC marked "Personal" [regarding the complaint made by Reginald Leeper, British Ambassador to Greece, that the BBC Greek broadcasts are biased towards the EAM [Ethniko Apeleftherotiko Metopo, National Liberation Front] and the ELAS [military wing of EAM, National Popular Liberation Army] informing him that: the Press Release Committee authorised release of the accounts of the complaints; that the activities of ELAS have been ordered to stop; that information may still be leaking through from Istanbul (earlier Constantinople) and recommending that the BBC should be forbidden to use references from any source which has not been specially authorised. See also CHAR 20/163/32]. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/57 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/58 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he and the Chiefs of Staff feel that it is important that they should have a conference with him regarding future operations and asking him if he could return to Britain before the end of the month for a few days. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/59 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington, United States) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" stating that he cannot see anything to dislike in General George Marshall's [Chief of Staff United States Army] recent letter and commenting that he does not feel that he should contact Marshal directly asking questions which can only be answered by the United States Chiefs of Staff and suggesting that he should communicate any personal views to Marshall through him and adding that President Roosevelt is not military minded and that he would not gain anything by referring military matters to him. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/60 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] (Cairo [Egypt]) marked "Personal" stating that he should see as many people as possible in Cairo [Egypt] regarding the Greek and Egyptian questions and suggesting that he should ensure that he sees copies of his recent telegrams on this matter and commenting that he would like him to report fully on his arrival in England Initials in typescript. Copy. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/61 Telegram from WSC to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the mutineers in the Greek Navy and Army have surrendered and that this was achieved without loss of life to the mutineers, but that one British soldier was killed and notifying him that the Greek Brigade has been moved to a prisoner of war camp. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/62-63 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message which he has received from Marshal Stalin [see CHAR 20/163/28] and commenting that he does not wish to ask them for details regarding military operations. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/64 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Forces] marked "Personal" congratulating him on the successful result which was due to his "firm and well considered action" [regarding the termination of the mutiny by the Greek Brigade]. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/65 Telegram from Lord Killearn [earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" stating that he hopes that he is pleased with the result [of the political situation in Egypt] and commenting that their predominance in this situation was clear as "pending a reply from London, neither side dared to act during the ten days" and adding that he will use this breathing space to knock some sense into both sides [King Farouk of Egypt and He Nahas, Prime Minister of Egypt]. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/66 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Egypt [Lord Killearn, earlier Sir Miles Lampson] marked "Personal and Secret" congratulating him [on his part in resolving the political crisis in Egypt between the Prime Minister, He Nahas and King Farouk of Egypt] and asking him to inform Nahas that he is expecting him to settle his differences with the Royal Court and to make it clear that he [WSC] objects to being drawn into the internal affairs of Egypt. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/67 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation) to WSC marked "Personal" commenting on the effect which the directive from President Roosevelt and Cordell Hull's [Secretary of State, United States] speech has had on the French Committee of National Liberation and stating that the Committee see themselves as the major authority in France and that General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] instructions to deal with any authority in France, has to be seen as an intentional insult and warning that if they continue to snub France in favour of the United States they run the risk of France returning to a policy of isolation. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/68 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Forces] to WSC marked "Personal" asking him if he still wishes to know the information requested in his recent telegram [asking him how many tanks there are in Egypt and Palestine, see CHAR 20/163/47], given that the political crisis in Egypt has ended. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/69 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has authorised Cordell Hull [Secretary of States, United States] to accept the advise of Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] and to restrict the shipments of wolfram from Spain. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/70 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Cairo [Egypt]) to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his congratulations and commenting that he has greatly appreciated his advice and support during this period [mutiny in the Greek Navy and Army]. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that they are all obliged for his consideration. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/72 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief of the Middle East Forces] marked "Personal and Secret" quoting the phrase "Finis coronat opus" [the end crowns the work, regarding the surrender of the mutinous Greek Brigade]. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/73 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that: he is pleased with his handling of the mutiny of the Greek Navy and Army; that he hopes that he has similar success with the political crisis in Egypt; that due to the postponement of Anvil [invasion in the south of France] success in Italy is now even more important; that he will look into the matter regarding Rear Admiral Francis Low [Chief of Staff of the United States 10th Fleet, issued a statement on anti submarine warfare] and that he will try to prevent this from happening again and adding that the doctor now agrees with him that he is better. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/74 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that they must train more troops for the Japanese war and commenting that surely he could reduce his frontier garrisons as the Afghans are unlikely to make trouble and a large scale Pathan rising improbable and asking him his opinion on this matter and what measure he could take. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/75 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that King Petar of Yugoslavia would like the Ban of Croatia [Dr Ivan Subasic] to travel to Britain as soon as possible as he is a vital feature in his plans to form a broad based administration which is acceptable to the Partisans and asking him if he could find this individual and make arrangements for him to travel as soon as possible. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/76 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that the political crisis in Egypt is over as King Farouk of Egypt has agreed not to make any changes to the present Government. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/77 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the recent raids on Mljet and Korcula [Yugoslavia] by the Partisans and notifying him of the number of troops which have been killed, captured or wounded on both sides. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/78 Telegram from Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/79 Telegram from Reginald Leeper (British Ambassador to Greece) to WSC marked "Secret" suggesting that he should issue a statement concerning the political situation in Greece and noting that: George Papandreou [newly appointed Prime Minister of Greece] has been in Greece throughout the enemy occupation and that he is there qualified to speak from first hand experience; that Papandreou has received support for his plan to form well balanced Government and that Papandreou has received a great deal of admiration for his courage in accepting this role at such a difficult time. 26 Apr 1944 - 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/80 Telegram from WSC to Cairo [Egypt, Lord Killearn, earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is sure that he is right and that his actions should be in support of He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] but adding that he should make it clear to He Nahas that their support is conditional upon him keeping the peace. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/81 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper] marked "Personal and Secret" advising him on what should be done about Bodossakis (armaments magnate) and stating that they should not allow him to jeopardise the interests of the Army for the sake of his future profits and informing him of the decision in Britain to introduce a punishment of five years imprisonment to all those who instigate strikes. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/82 Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell] marked "Personal" asking him to set up an inquiry into the causes of the recent explosion in Bombay Harbour [India] and stating that the War Cabinet are grieved at the loss of lives and material which resulted from this disaster. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/83 Same as CHAR 20/ 142A/103. 26 Apr 1944 - 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/84 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Top Secret" stating that the enemy losses are very satisfactory and that they should try to make the islands [off Yugoslavia] "death traps for them". 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/85 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he has arranged for an important conference to take place on 29th April and that he therefore intends to depart for England on 30th April and hoping to arrive on May 1st. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/86 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he will review the situation regarding the employment of troops in India and stating that he realises the need for additional troops in Japan and adding that he has reduced his own small general reserve in order to reinforce the Fourteenth Army. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/87 Same as CHAR 20/150/17. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/88 Telegram from Lord Killearn [earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has given He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] his message and that he [Nahas] has assured him that he will follow the advise of the British Government and notifying him that he is trying to arrange a meeting between Nahas and King Farouk of Egypt, but that this is proving difficult, mainly due to the King's attitude and noting that the situation still requires constant vigilance and that "None of them are really grown up". 26 Apr 1944 - 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/89 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that they are looking forward to seeing him. 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/90 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Theatre [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/91-92 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper] (Cairo) marked "Personal and Secret" containing a statement from him to George Papandreou [Prime Minister of Greece] stating that the British Government will give him all the support which he requires and that once Germany has been defeated, the people of Greece may choose the form of democratic government which they wish to live under and warning that they cannot afford to allow disorder among the Greek troops in Egypt and that they will not hesitate to take whatever action necessary to quash it. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/93 Telegram from WSC to Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich, British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal" informing him of the attitude of the British Government towards the French Committee of National Liberation and stating that there is no possibility of the United States withdrawing their "insulting" directive [from President Roosevelt] and commenting on his attitude towards the directive and noting that he will ask Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] to end the communications between Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] and Vienot. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/94 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador in Algiers [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal" containing a message which he is sending to General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] informing him that President Roosevelt would be agreeable to a visit by him to the United States and that he should raise the question of a possible visit after the middle of May and containing a message from the Combined Chiefs of Staff to SCAF stating that all talks with the French Committee of National Liberation must be tentative until the United States and Britain have reached an agreement on a "civil affairs formula" for France. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/95-96 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] marked "Personal and Most Secret" apologising for the inconvenience which his Government will feel as a result of the restrictions imposed on diplomatic communications and movements and explaining why these regulations were felt necessary and why the United States and the Soviet Union are exempt from these rules. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/97 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Resident Minister in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" regarding some recent telegrams on British policy and suggesting that it is undesirable to pass messages of this nature through Anglo American channels and asking him for his ideas and any information he has on the future of Italian territories. 27 Apr 1944 - 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/98 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC assuring him that China will do all they can to help the Allied Forces in Burma and India. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/99 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that as the York [WSC's aircraft] was full up, he is leaving for England on 30th April with General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] Copy. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/100 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for drawing his attention to this ineptitude [regarding the fact that messages regarding British policy are being sent through Anglo American channels] and adding that stringent measures will be taken Initials in typescript. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/101 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] marked "Personal" informing him that Franklin Knox's [United States Secretary of the Navy] funeral is on Monday [1st May] afternoon and stating that his death came as a great shock. 28 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/102 Not marked "T991/4 and T992/4 not sent" Manuscript. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/163/103 Same as CHAR 20/142A/104. 28 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/104 Telegram from the Viceroy of India [Field Marshal Archibald Sir Wavell] to WSC marked "Secret" thanking him for his message regarding the Bombay disaster and informing him that he has already arranged for a Court of Enquiry to be established and providing him with the details of its member and reporting that he has visited Bombay and that the situation could be much worse and that morale seems o be good. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/105 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that as these aircraft were not fully employed he decided to return them to the Hump [air route to China across Burma] and adding that he has received approval to use them again if necessary. 28 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/106-107 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting on the serous situation in India and the possibility of another famine and asking him to assist them in shipping wheat from Australia to India. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/108 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/109 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt of sympathy at the death of Franklin Knox [United States Secretary of the Navy]. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/110 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him of their intention to print his letter of sympathy to him at the death of Franklin Knox [United States Secretary of the Navy, see CHAR 20/163/109] Copy. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/163/111 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that: they are grateful for the statement made by Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] suggesting that some LST's [Landing Ship Tanks] might be available for use in Italy; that the purpose of Diadem [Italian operation south of Rome] is not to take Rome, but to destroy the enemy forces in Italy and that he does not believe a sudden withdrawal by the enemy through the tunnels of the Alps to be very likely and explaining why he believes this to be the case. 29 Apr 1944