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Telegrams from Winston Churchill on Charles de Gaulle and President Roosevelt, 1944-04 - 1945-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4/12

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: differences in policy between Duff Cooper and Sir Edward Spears [former First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon] over Spears’s policy of helping the Arab states drive out the French; a suggestion that Prince Napoleon might marry Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]; official recognition of the French authorities in North Africa; difficulties with a possible visit to Roosevelt [President of the United States] by de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] after the fall of General Henri Giraud [former Commander-in-Chief of French forces in North Africa]; the role of the French Committee of National Liberation in operation Overlord [the invasion of Normandy] and operation Anvil [invasion of the south of France] and their demands for part of the Italian fleet.


  • Creation: 1944-04 - 1945-06


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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2012-11-28 10:49:44.040000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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