Scope and Contents
Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships within the Foreign Office, in particular with Anthony Eden; Cadogan's insight into the Axis campaigns in the Balkans; diplomatic concerns regarding Britain's activities in North Africa and Persia; reception of intelligence in advance of Hitler’s planned attack on Russia; Cadogan's opinions and influence upon Churchill's communications with Roosevelt, the voyage to the USA aboard the H.M.S. Prince of Wales and the drafting of the Joint Declaration/Atlantic Charter; voyage to Soviet Union with Eden to conduct talks with Stalin and Molotov, including discussion on future Soviet frontiers; description of a journey on the Metropolitan line from Marylebone to Wendover, with comments on urban sprawl; and Cadogan's first-hand accounts of wartime affairs and events, including damage caused by the Blitz in Westminster, news reports on shipping, and exasperated comments on the quality of B.B.C. news reportage.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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