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(Untitled), 28 May 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/97-98

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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt: informs Roosevelt that he is sending a report of his conversations with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs] covering "Bolero" [codename for build-up of United States forces in Britain for invasion of Europe], "Sledgehammer" [codename for plan to attack coast of France in 1942] and "Super Round- up" [codename for the liberation of France in 1943, later Overlord]; comments on talks with United States officers and suggests landings in Norway; reports on the progress of the northern convoy towards the Soviet Union; comments on the beginning of battle in Libya; states that "We must never let Gymnast [codename for operations in French North West Africa, later Torch] pass from our minds.".


  • 28 May 1942

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Copyright: Crown copyright


2 folio(s)

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T 772/2


Part published: Winston S Churchill VII, pp 114-5

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