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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with and on General George Marshall., 06 Nov 1943 - 03 Dec 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/144

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Correspondents include: General George Marshall, United States Secretary of State, on subjects including enemy tapping of telephone calls between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt [former President of the United States], the difficulties of his office, China, gifts from WSC, references to himself in ["The Second World War"] and tributes to WSC on his retirement (16); John Winant, United States Ambassador to Britain, on telephone tapping; "Pug", 1st Lord Ismay, [former Chief of Staff to WSC] on the appointment of General Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of "Overlord" [codename for the Allied invasion of France], instead of "Brookie" [Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke]; Robert McAlpine, FO, on controversy over WSC's opposition to Marshall being Supreme Commander of both the Mediterranean and "Overlord"; 1st Lord Inverchapel [earlier Sir Archibald Kerr, British Ambassador to the United States] on the "Overlord" controversy; Lewis Douglas, United States Ambassador to Britain.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence by Leslie Rowan, WSC's Private Secretary; a press cutting on a statement by Averell Harriman, United States Secretary of Commerce, on the good relations between WSC and Marshall; notes on the command arrangements for "Overlord", including copies of telegrams (1943) between WSC, the Britishand United States Chiefs of Staff, and Field-Marshall Sir John Dill [Head of British Joint Staff Mission to the United States].


  • Creation: 06 Nov 1943 - 03 Dec 1958

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