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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1942

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/126-127

Scope and Contents

Telegram from the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, to WSC marked "secret" regarding his discussions with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs]: thanks WSC for the gift of his books; confirms that he has sent invitations to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia]; comments on the precarious nature of the Soviet position; comments on his anxiety to proceed with "Bolero" [codename for build-up of United States forces in Britain for invasion of Europe] and discusses landing ground forces on the far side of the Channel in 1942; comments on plans to increase shipping for Bolero by cutting materials for the Soviet Union; believes that Molotov should carry back "some real results" to Joseph Stalin.

Dates

  • Creation: 01 Jun 1942

Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Not known

Extent

2 folio(s)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

T 798/2

Bibliography

Part published: Winston S Churchill VII, p 116

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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