Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/83

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Date: 14 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1942

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CHAR 20/83/1 Old file cover Annotated. [Nov] 1942
CHAR 20/83/2 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC thanking him for his encouraging message and congratulations, stating that he has just submitted a long explanation of the "tangled situation" to the Combined Chiefs of Staff, and confirming that he has not deserted General Henri Giraud. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/3 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" suggesting that after consideration of preliminary studies a small British-American Staff Group should be sent to Moscow [Soviet Union] to discuss operations springing from the eastern Mediterranean with Stalin. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/4 Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal" and "most secret" commenting on the feeling in the Royal Air Force that their very considerable part in the battle [El Alamein] has not been recognised and suggesting that any awards should be announced at some early date before any further announcements in respect of other senior Army officers. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/5 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington, [United States]) to WSC marked "personal" explaining that he cannot cancel the broadcast but that he will confine it to production matters and some new lend lease figures. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/6 Telegram from WSC to [? Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador to Spain] (Madrid [Spain]) marked "personal" stating that he has received his letter of 10 Nov and thanking him for his important help. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/7 Telegram from General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding Eighth Army] to WSC thanking him for his message and congratulations and asking him to inform King George VI that "the only German and Italian soldiers now on Egyptian territory are prisoners". 13 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/8 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" commenting on the communication by General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] regarding political arrangements in French North Africa. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/9 As CHAR 20/83/8. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/10-11 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and most secret" reciting text of the telegram he has sent to President Roosevelt regarding political arrangements in French North Africa [see CHAR 20/83/8]. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/12 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] marked "personal and secret" informing him that the Air Honours will affect Air Marshal Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commander in Chief Mediterranean], Air Marshal Arthur Coningham [Commander Desert Air Force] and Air Vice-Marshal Grahame Dawson [Chief Maintenance Staff Officer , Middle East]. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/13 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) informing him of the allied success in Tunisia but commenting on the difficulties of taking Tripoli [Libya] and asking Alexander whether he could take it and how long he would require. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/14 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" and "most immediate" agreeing with the proposal to send a joint mission [to the Soviet Union] but stressing the importance of first reaching a preliminary agreement in outline ourselves. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/15 Telegram from General Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "personal" offering his congratulations on the North African success, commenting on his plans regarding Burma, and asking WSC to consider sending a special message to the armed forces in India on anniversary of Japanese attack on 8 Dec. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/16 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "most immediate" and "personal and most secret" asking him to cable the digest of COS(42)345 (0) which he gave to the American Chiefs of Staff and subsequently recalled Marked "NOT SENT" with annotation indicating that General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence] is submitting minute. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/17 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "most secret" stating that his immediately following telegram contains the message he has sent to President Roosevelt regarding the Australian Ninth Division [see CHAR 20/83/18] and asking for WSC's assistance in seeing that early effect is given to the return of the Division to Australia. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/18 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "most secret" reciting text of telegram from Curtin to President Roosevelt explaining the background to the decision to call for the return of the Australian Ninth Division from the Middle East to Australia. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/19 Telegram from Premier Stalin to WSC marked "personal and secret" offering congratulations on the successes in Libya and French North Africa and commenting on the war on the Russian front where the Germans have been stopped near Vladikavkas [Soviet Union]. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/20-21 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC and Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke] marked "personal and most secret" commenting on his ability to move westward against Tripolitania [Libya]. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/22 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" offering his congratulations on the United States naval victory in the Solomon Islands. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/23 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Ernest King [ Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] congratulating him on his splendid victory. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/24 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" expressing his opposition to the arrangement made with the French Admiral Jean Darlan in North Africa and stating that "we should get on with the fighting and let that overtake the parleys". 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/25 Telegram from Chiang-Kai-Shek [President of China] to WSC offering his congratulations on the success of the British Eighth Army in Libya and expressing his confidence in the achievement of total victory by the United Nations. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/26 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" reporting the safe return of Eleanor Roosevelt to the United States and thanking WSC and CSC for taking such good care of her during her visit to the United Kingdom. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/27 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked " urgent personal and secret" stating that he too has encountered the deep currents of feeling about Admiral Jean Darlan and is sending the statement he has just issued [see CHAR 20/83/28]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/28 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked " urgent and personal" reciting text of his statement explaining the "temporary" political arrangements made with Admiral Jean Darlan in North Africa. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/29 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "secret and personal" informing him that his immediately following telegram [see CHAR 20/83/30-34] is the text of a note by WSC which is currently being studied by the British Chiefs of Staff and suggesting that Roosevelt show it to the Combined Chiefs of Staff. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/30-34 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked " most secret and personal" reciting text of his note to the Chiefs of Staff on plans and operations in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Near East commenting on the occupation of French North Africa, bombing raids against Italy, the advance on Tripoli [Libya], the conquest of Sardinia or Sicily, the relief of Malta, and assistance to Turkey. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/35 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "most secret and personal" asking about the chances of cutting off the enemy forces who cannot escape from Benghazi [Libya] and referring to "Boniface" information [enigma decrypts] , and asking about the Agheila position. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/36 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" commenting on the possibility of sending another shipping convoy to North Russia as soon as possible and asking for 12 United States long endurance destroyers to arrive at Scapa [Orkney, Scotland] by 7 Dec. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and most secret" reciting text of telegram from Stalin to WSC [see CHAR 20/83/19]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/38 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" thanking him for his admirable statement about North Africa and suggesting that Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] attends the small unofficial conference being held by General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] on Gibraltar. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/39 Telegram from Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" commenting on the political arrangements in French North Africa. 17 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/40 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" stating that he does not object to the unofficial conference at Gibraltar or to the presence of Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] but stressing that no political decisions should be reached. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/41 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" confirming that no [political] decisions will be taken [at conference in Gibraltar]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/42 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "important" and "personal and most secret" informing him that he has received a message from Stalin, "which is almost a paraphrase of his message to you", and commenting on the improvement in tone of the messages from Moscow [Soviet Union]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/43 Telegram from Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations which he will pass on to Admiral Chester Nimitz [Commander in Chief United States Pacific Fleet] and Admiral William Halsey [Commander United States Naval Forces South Pacific]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/44 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "personal" informing him that: "You should not take any action or enter into any discussions upon this, pending further instructions". 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/45 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" commenting on French co-operation in North Africa and relations with Admiral Jean Darlan. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/46 Telegram from WSC to Chiang-Kai-Shek [President of China] thanking him for his kind message of congratulation on the success in Egypt and expressing his confidence in ultimate victory and sending his best wishes. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/47 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" informing him that he now thinks it unnecessary for Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to go [to Gibraltar]. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/48 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" thanking him for his message and commenting on their full agreement [regarding political arrangements in North Africa] and referring to other telegrams which give a fuller statement of these views. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/49 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "priority" and "personal and secret" stating that the Combined Chiefs of Staff are now studying the possibilities for future action in the Mediterranean Theatre and listing the favourable and unfavourable assumptions on which they are basing their considerations. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/50 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" explaining why he cannot supply destroyers for a northern convoy to the Soviet Union. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/51 Telegram from Hugh Stonehewer Bird [British Minister in Jedda, Saudi Arabia] to WSC reciting message from King Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia] thanking WSC for his kind message. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/52-53 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC marked "important" reporting his conversation of the previous night with Wendell Willkie regarding Willkie's speeches on the British Empire [Despatched 19 Nov 1942]. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/54 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC reporting remarks by Wendell Willkie about India. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/55 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "priority" and "secret" referring to the Darlan - de Gaulle problem by quoting an old Orthodox Church proverb, "My children, it is permitted you in time of grave danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge." , and suggesting that they consider appointing one Britisher and one American with a veto power over the French civilian administrators. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/56-57 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "priority" and "personal and secret" regarding the request by John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] for the return of the Australian Ninth Division from the Middle East [see CHAR 20/83/58-61] and reciting the text of his memorandum to the Combined Staffs in Washington [United States] explaining why he thinks the request should be rejected. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/58-61 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "priority" and "personal and most secret" referring to his immediately preceding telegram [see CHAR 20/83/56-57] and reciting the text of a message from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to Roosevelt arguing for the return of the Australian Ninth Division from the Middle East. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/62 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] to WSC (Washington, [United States]) reporting progress of negotiations on ground equipment, shipping, air, and naval construction. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/63-64 Telegram from Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" explaining the case for the return of the 2nd New Zealand Division from the Middle East. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/65-66 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Aide to President Roosevelt] reciting text of message to President Roosevelt requesting 30 United States Liberators with centimetre ASV equipment for detecting U-Boats in the Bay of Biscay [Atlantic Ocean]. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/67 Telegram from Premier Stalin to WSC marked "personal and secret" informing him of the beginning of offensive operations by Russian forces around Stalingrad [later Volgograd, Soviet Union]. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/68-69 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" (Gibraltar) reporting on his visit to Gibraltar and his talks with General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and Admiral Andrew Cunningham [Naval Commander in Chief Expeditionary Force North Africa] and commenting on the military and political situation in North Africa. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/70-71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reciting text of telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] (Gibraltar) to WSC reporting on the military and political situation in North Africa. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/72 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "personal and most secret" reciting the text of a message from Stalin to WSC regarding offensive operations by the Russians at Stalingrad [later Volgograd, Soviet Union], thanking Smuts for his message from Gibraltar and looking forward to his message from Cairo [Egypt]. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/73 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] informing him that he has sent the account by General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] of his discussion with Eisenhower to President Roosevelt. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/74 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt agreeing with his view in R/3361 (FAN21) regarding the need to avoid the form of a protocol or other formal diplomatic document. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/75 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister in the Middle East] marked "personal and secret" asking how he is getting on. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/76-78 Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC and Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke] marked "most secret and personal" reporting on the advance of the 8th Army and commenting on the enemy position and defences at Agheila [Libya]. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/79 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington [United States]) marked "personal" stating that Welshman [? Colonel John Llewellin] should only represent him as Minister of Production and suggesting the title resident Minister, Ministry of Production. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/80 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "personal" commenting on discussions regarding utilization of shipping in 1943. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/81 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret" reporting from Cairo [Egypt] on his discussions with the Ambassador [Sir Miles Lampson, later Lord Killearn], General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] and Richard Casey [Minister of State in the Middle East] and commenting on the military and political situation in North Africa and on his immediate travel plans. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/82 Telegram from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC informing him of his recommendation that Essington Lewis [Australian Director General of Munitions and Aircraft Production] be granted the Order of Companion of Honour. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/83 Telegram from WSC to ?[Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British ambassador to the United States] (Washington [United States]) marked "secret and personal" informing him of the proposed appointment of Colonel John Llewellin [later Lord Llewellin] as Minister Resident in Washington for Supply. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/84 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" regarding a proposed BBC broadcast by General Charles de Gaulle [President of the Council of Defence of the French Empire and leader of the Free French] denouncing the maintenance of the Vichy regime in North Africa which WSC has vetoed [see CHAR 20/83/85-86 for text of broadcast]. 22 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/85-86 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reciting text of proposed BBC broadcast by General Charles de Gaulle [President of the Council of Defence of the French Empire and leader of the Free French] denouncing the maintenance of the Vichy regime in North Africa [see also CHAR 20/83/84]. 22 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/87 Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean theatre] marked "personal and secret" offering his congratulations on the way things are going and referring to the difficulties over the political aspects. 22 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/88 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "personal" reporting that Richard Wood, son of Edward Wood [Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States] is in hospital in Cairo [Egypt] or Palestine with jaundice and suggesting that he be granted sick leave in this country. 22 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/89 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" asking him to delay his proposed reply about recall of the Australian Division. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/90 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Leslie Morshead [General Officer Commanding Australian Imperial Forces in Middle East] marked "personal" congratulating him on his well won honour. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/91 Telegram from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commander in Chief Mediterranean] marked "personal" congratulating him on his well earned honour. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/92 Telegram from WSC to Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Coningham [Commander Desert Air Force] marked "personal" congratulating him on his well earned honour. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/93 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg [General Officer Commanding New Zealand Forces in the Middle East] marked "personal" congratulating him on his well won honour. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/94 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Daniel Pienaar [General Officer Commanding South African Forces in the Middle East] marked "personal" congratulating him on his well won honour. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/95 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [W Mackenzie King] marked "most secret and personal" regarding the need to use long-range aircraft to prevent heavy losses to convoys in the centre of the Trans-Atlantic route and requesting permission to use Goose and Gander airfields in Canada. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/96 Telegram from General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "secret" thanking WSC for his support over the arrangements that created difficulties at home, expressing his determination to push east, and stating that "Bulldog" [? Major-General Walter Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff to General Eisenhower] will probably call on WSC this evening. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/97 Telegram from Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commander in Chief, Mediterranean] to WSC marked "personal" thanking him for his message: "I am proud to have this recognition of what the Air Force has done.". 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/98 Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" suggesting that he visit Syria and Lebanon between 27 Nov and 1 Dec before returning to London [United Kingdom] for talks with WSC and various departments. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/99 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret" asking his opinion on the appointment of Sir Miles Lampson [later Lord Killearn, British Ambassdor to Egypt] as Viceroy [of India]. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/100 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" commenting on the right of the United States to express an opinion on the withdrawal of the Australian and New Zealand Divisions from the Middle East and thanking the United States for their help in defending Australia and New Zealand. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/101 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] marked "personal and secret" commenting on the need for consultation with the United States regarding the Australian request to withdraw the Ninth Division from the Middle East. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/102 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] marked "personal and secret" commenting on how much he would regret the departure of the New Zealand Division from the Middle East and stating that he is sending him a copy of his telegram to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] [see CHAR 20/83/103]. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/103 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] marked "personal and secret" reciting text of his telegram to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] regarding the withdrawal of the Australian Ninth Division from the Middle East. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/104-105 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reciting the texts of his telegrams to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] and John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] regarding their requests to withdraw their Divisions from the Middle East. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/106-108 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" reciting the text of telegram from Peter Fraser to WSC requesting the return of the 2nd New Zealand Division from the Middle East. [24] Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/109-110 Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and most secret": Comments on arrangements for sailing a convoy of over 30 ships from Iceland to Soviet Union on 22 Dec; comments on plans for bringing Turkey into the war; comments on constraints imposed by shipping losses; reports on allied progress in French North Africa and on build-up of Anglo-American forces in Great Britain Annotated with additional paragraph: "The glorious news of your offensive is streaming in, we are watching it with breathless attention. Every good wish" Initialled. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/111 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC marked "personal and secret" commenting on the appointment of Colonel John Llewellin [later Lord Llewellin] in Washington [United States]. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/112 Telegram from Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister in the Middle East] to WSC marked "private and personal" thanking him for his message and confirming that he is writing. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/113 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "personal" informing him that he is resisting the withdrawal of the Australian and New Zealand Divisions from the Middle East and hopes to save the New Zealanders. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/114 Telegram from Middle East Defence Committee to WSC and Chiefs of Staff repeated to General Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief Persia and Iraq] and Air Marshal Peter Drummond [Deputy Air Officer Commanding in Chief Middle East] suggesting that there may no longer be a need for a British air contingent on the Russian southern flank and that this force should stay in the Middle East where it might be used to assist the Russians by striking enemy oil and communications in south east Europe. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/115-116 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" expressing his concern over a United States War Department directive limiting the amount of lend-lease to the requirements of a force of only 427,000 and commenting on the implications for "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France, later "Overlord"]. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/117 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" commenting on proposal to appoint one British and one American civilian administrator in French North Africa. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/118 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington [United States]) to WSC reporting on his meeting with President Roosevelt. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/119 Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] (Washington [United States]) reciting comments of Lord Leathers [Minister of War Transport] regarding United States building programme and levels of allocation to the United Kingdom. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/120 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, Minister of State in West Africa] thanking him for his achievements in West Africa and congratulating him on his notable contribution to the war effort. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/121 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] marked "personal and secret" agreeing that the drawing up of a directive for Colonel John Llewellin [as Minister Resident for Supply in Washington, United States] should await the return of Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production]. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/122 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] marked "personal and most secret" welcoming his proposed visit to the United Kingdom after his return from Syria and Lebanon. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/123 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "private and personal" opposing the idea of appointing Sir Miles Lampson [later Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt] as Viceroy of India. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/124 Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "most secret" referring to important "Boniface" information [enigma decrypts] and asking whether they make any difference to his target date for attack Initialled. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/125 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "secret" regarding the misunderstanding over the general plan for "Bolero" [Codename for preparations for main Allied invasion of France] and "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France, later "Overlord"] and expressing his pleasure that it has been cleared away. 26 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/126 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "personal" commenting on the use of the Special Service Force and the development of different types of snow plough for the re-conquest of Norway and setting the target date of Oct 1943. 26 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/83/127-128 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and secret" reassuring him that the United States has no intention of abandoning "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France, later "Overlord"] and suggesting a military strategical conference between Great Britain, Russia and the United States to be held in Cairo [Egypt] or Moscow [Soviet Union]. 26 Nov 1942